What is yoga?

Starting from where we are: What is yoga?

We can practice yoga for all sorts of reasons.

          —Georg Feurstein, The Deeper Dimensions of Yoga, p. 13

We will begin our work together by contemplating the question: What is yoga?

To prepare for our discussion of this question in class, please complete the following assignments:

Written exercise:

  • Consider your own answer to this question. Jot your thoughts down on a piece of paper. Make a list of the ideas that most clearly express your own thoughts and feelings.
  • Set your list aside for a while. Come back to it later and see if there is anything further that you would like to add, or anything that you would like to delete.
  • Express the essence of your answer to the question in 1-3 sentences, using no more than 50 words.
  • Please write down your answer and bring it to our first class together on Tuesday, June 19th.

Reading assignment:

 

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