Category Archives: Yoga and health

Integration vs. Dissolution of the self: translating yogic philosophy for the West

Texts discussed: Daniel Raveh. “Lost in Translation: shifts of self and identity in the English versions of Patañjali’s Yogasūtras. Translating Selves. Ed. Nicolaou and Kyritsi. Continuum, 2008. Print. Mark Singleton. Yoga Body: the origins of modern posture practice. Oxford UP, … Continue reading

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The line that goes out for a walk

Tim Ingold. Lines: a brief history. Routledge, 2007. Print. An ecology of life, in short, must be one of threads and traces, not of nodes and connectors. And its subject of inquiry must consist not of the relations between organisms … Continue reading

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Room to Breathe

Facebook just suggested that I like this video project by Mindful Schools in San Francisco. The organization teaches the practice of mindfulness in high stress middle schools so that the children know how to “focus, manage their emotions, handle their … Continue reading

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Teaching with Mindfullness

Reading/Writing Assignment #1: Writing as Theory, Reflection, and Practice In this week’s assigned readings, I was particularly interested in James Dubinsky’s mention of Zen Buddhist tradition of “mindfulness” as a “broader approach to ‘reflection.’” Mindfulness, or the art of paying … Continue reading

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