5. Standing on Your Head, Seeing Things Right Side Up

  1. Liz Stillwaggon Swan PhD
  1. Steve Jacobson

Published Online: 6 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118121450.ch5

Yoga - Philosophy for Everyone: Bending Mind and Body

Yoga - Philosophy for Everyone: Bending Mind and Body

How to Cite

Jacobson, S. (2011) Standing on Your Head, Seeing Things Right Side Up, in Yoga - Philosophy for Everyone: Bending Mind and Body (ed L. S. Swan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118121450.ch5

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:

  • standing on one's head, as seeing things right side up;
  • chakras, prana, and kundalini, in describing yoga;
  • kundalini, latent force at base of the spine;
  • prana, vital force linking to the breath;
  • aspects of yoga, spiritual dimension of the world;
  • ‘the standard objection’ in accepting yoga theory;
  • yoga theory, different ways of thinking about the world;
  • out-of-body experiences, states of consciousness;
  • yoga, like music, a profound path exploring human nature

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Against Yoga Theory: A Standard Objection

  • Some Inadequate Responses to the Standard Objection

  • The Standard Objection and Testimony

  • Higher Up the Scale

  • Conclusion