JAN 318

Effortless Effort: Yoga and Eastern Philosophy

Professors Charlotte
Knotts-Zides and Steven Zides

January 3 - 30, 2008

You may want to view photos from 2005 and 2004


In this interim we will focus on the ideas of Eastern philosophy and medicine (including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Ayurveda) and the relationship between the mind and the body in promoting health. During the mornings under the guidance of a master instructor, students will experience first-hand the benefits of yoga. The afternoon classes will feature films, guest speakers, and discussions. Additionally, through readings, directed journals, and presentations, students will explore the roots of Eastern philosophy and its connection to a healthy state of being. [Students who have previously completed the interim "Effortless Effort:  Yoga and Indian Philosophy" may not enroll in this interim.]


PLEASE NOTE:  Students need to be aware of the physical nature of any form of exercise, including yoga.  Students of all levels of physical fitness are encouraged to participate in yoga;  however, if there are any questions regarding whether yoga is appropriate for you, we encourage you to consult your doctor before enrolling in this interim.  

Additional Information


Returning from the previous interim course is our wonderful yoga instructor, Elaine Lang, RN, MS, CS; please visit her website.


A session of yoga consists of a series of physical postures called asanas with names such as Mountain Pose (Tadasana) or Downward Facing Dog.  For information about these postures, go to www.yogasite.com/postures.html, www.yogajournal.com, or the page on asanas at www.yogabasics.com.  

          Proud Warrior Pose              Triangle Pose


Guest speakers will talk on ayurvedic medicine, chakras, reiki, meditation, Buddhism, and devotional chanting.  Occasionally the afternoon class schedule may be altered to accommodate the schedule of the guest speaker;  allowances will be made for those who cannot attend due to athletic or work schedules.     


Last Update: August 20, 2007
email: knottszidesca@wofford.edu