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180039 SE Yoga (2017W)

Theory and Theory of Practice

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Continuous assessment of course work

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Blocked seminar from October-December 2017 (last date: 12.12.2017). You can find a list with the exact dates on Moodle (Organisation)

  • Tuesday 10.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
  • Tuesday 17.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
  • Wednesday 18.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
  • Tuesday 24.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
  • Wednesday 25.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
  • Tuesday 31.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
  • Tuesday 07.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
  • Tuesday 14.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
  • Wednesday 15.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
  • Tuesday 21.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
  • Wednesday 22.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
  • Tuesday 28.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
  • Tuesday 05.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
  • Tuesday 12.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This semester we will confront us with the Yoga-Sutra of Patañjali, the most anxient systematic text of the Yoga-tradtion, from a double perspective. First we will read and analyze the text from a theoretical point of view. Secondly we will analyze the theory of the exersices, devoloped over the centuries within the yoga tradtion of philosophy: body postures, breath controll, mediation techniques.

Methods: Close reading of Patañjali's Yoga Sutras and theoretical foundations of Indian Yoga techniques. Simple body exercises training the senses and attentiveness.

Goals:
1. Introduction in Indian Philosophy
2. Analysis of Patañjali's Yoga-Sutra
3. Clarification of the relation of theory and body-practices in the context of Indian Philosophies
4. Discussing the relevance of a a philosophy based on corporeal practices for a global, interculturall approach toward philosophy
5. Introduction into yoga-body exercises

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral presentation (15 Minutes) + seminar text (about 12 pages) + participation in the discussions of the seminar.
Oral presentation (30%), participation in the discussions (35%), written text (35%) = 100% overall score

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirements for a passing grade: over 50% of the overall score
For a positive evaluation attendance is compulsory. In case of an excused absence (max. 2 times per semester) please inform the seminar leader in time!

Examination topics

see literature

Reading list

1. TKV. Desikachar, Yoga. Tradition und Erfahrung. Die Praxis des Yoga nach dem Yoga Sutra des Patanjali, Via Nova: Petersberg 2005 (3. Auflage)
2. Patañjali, Die Wurzeln des Yoga. Die klassischen Lehrsprüche des Patañjali mit einem Kommentar von P. Y. Deshpande. Mit einer neuen Übertragung der Sûtren aus dem Sanskrit herausgegeben von Bettina Bäumer, O. W. Barth Verlag: Bern 2007 (12. Auflage).
3. David Gordon White, Yoga in Practice, Princeton Press: Princeton 2012.
4. Eliade, Mircea: Yoga. Unsterblichkeit und Freiheit, Suhrkamp Verlag: Frankfurt am Main 1985.
5 R.Sriram. Patañjali Yoga-Sutra Arbeitsbuch 2003 (www.sriram.de)

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