6. Help! My Philosophy Teacher Made Me Touch My Toes!

  1. Liz Stillwaggon Swan PhD
  1. Ken Burak

Published Online: 6 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118121450.ch6

Yoga - Philosophy for Everyone: Bending Mind and Body

Yoga - Philosophy for Everyone: Bending Mind and Body

How to Cite

Burak, K. (2011) Help! My Philosophy Teacher Made Me Touch My Toes!, in Yoga - Philosophy for Everyone: Bending Mind and Body (ed L. S. Swan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118121450.ch6

Author Information

  1. Northampton Community College, Pennsylvania, USA

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:

  • the asanas, yoga and the body;
  • philosophy's perennial questions;
  • fundamental philosophical concepts;
  • The Three Wheels exercise;
  • central yogic teaching, that the true self being God;
  • Josh Miller's Wheel diagram;
  • challenging yogic teaching;
  • tadasana, bringing awareness to one's body;
  • yoga and philosophy, new epistemological strategy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Three Wheels Exercise

  • Teaching Asana in a Philosophy Class

  • Mountain Pose (Tadasana)

  • Tree Pose (Vrikshasana)

  • General Remarks on Philosophy and Asana

  • Western Philosophy: 2500 years of Pratyahara?

  • Where Now?