12. Balance in Yoga and Aristotle1

  1. Liz Stillwaggon Swan PhD
  1. Leigh Duffy

Published Online: 6 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118121450.ch12

Yoga - Philosophy for Everyone: Bending Mind and Body

Yoga - Philosophy for Everyone: Bending Mind and Body

How to Cite

Duffy, L. (2011) Balance in Yoga and Aristotle1, in Yoga - Philosophy for Everyone: Bending Mind and Body (ed L. S. Swan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118121450.ch12

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 14 OCT 2011

Book Series:

  1. Philosophy for Everyone

Book Series Editors:

  1. Fritz Allhoff

Series Editor Information

  1. Western Michigan University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470658802

Online ISBN: 9781118121450

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Keywords:

  • Aristotle, and balance in yoga;
  • Nichomachean ethics, Aristotle's views on how to live a good life;
  • Aristotelian idea of the ‘mean’ to the class;
  • balance, essential to yoga;
  • balance, key to individual asanas and practice of yoga;
  • balance, Aristotelian idea of living a virtuous life;
  • virtues, that Aristotle discusses, being courage;
  • courageous person, finding balance between two extremes;
  • practicing yoga with a balance of sthira and sukha;
  • physical yoga practice, beneficial to one even when off the mat

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Balance and the Mean

  • Individuality

  • Moving Off the Mat

  • Conclusion: Lesson Learned