HART 304.001

The Art of Yoga

NQ 1175
MW 10:00-11:30am
3 Credit Lecture

As the ancient Indian discipline of yoga becomes increasingly popular worldwide it is important to query its early development, transformation over the centuries, and the possibilities that it holds forth to its practitioners. Graphing milestones in the history of yoga, this course is also an introduction to the visual, literary, and religious cultures of South Asia. This course includes field trips to art museums and yoga studios in the Ann Arbor area and satisfies the LSA Interdisciplinary (ID) unit requirement.

Estimated cost of materials: less than $50.

Textbooks/Other Materials:

  • Yoga: Discipline of Freedom: The Yoga Sutra Attributed to Patanjali, translated by Barbara Stoler Miller (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996, and reprinted frequently since then.
  • B.K.S Iyengar, Light on Yoga (New York: Schoken, 1965 and reprinted very frequently since then by various publishers)
  • All other readings will be posted on the Ctools website for the course.

Category for Concentration Distributions: C. South, Southeast, and Eastern Asia, D. Europe and the United States, 1. Ancient, 4. Modern and Contemporary