ASIAN 304 - The Art of Yoga
Fall 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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Requirements & Distribution:
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May not be repeated for credit.
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This course is divided into five units. We will study how millions of women and men practice yoga today – as a health system, lifestyle, science, sport, and philosophy. We will also consider the life of B.K.S. Iyengar (1918-2014). He was instrumental in popularizing postural yoga worldwide and in deepening and articulating its relationship to the plastic and performing arts. We will acquire basic familiarity with a corpus of Sanskrit texts that informed the development of yoga philosophy and practice in ancient India. We will scrutinize technologies developed and used by early medieval practitioners.

Course Requirements:

Essays, exams, quizzes, regular attendance and participation in lectures and field trips to art museums, yoga studios, etc.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduate students who have taken at least one course in any subject closely related to Asian Studies

Class Format:

This course will be taught entirely online but students should be available for occasional virtual discussions that will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-2:30pm. The remainder of the course will be conducted asynchronously.


ASIAN 304 - The Art of Yoga
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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