HISTART 304-001

Art of Yoga

MH 1427
MW 10:00-11:30am
3 Credit Lecture
Cross listed with ASIAN 304-001

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. On occasion, we will attempt to perform basic yoga postures in the classroom.

This course includes field trips to art museums and yoga studios in the Ann Arbor area.

Estimated Cost of Materials: less than $50.

HISTART Categories for concentration distributions: C. Asia, D. Europe and the US, 1. Ancient, 4. Modern and Contemporary

This course satisfies the LSA Interdisciplinary (ID) unit requirement.