From Patanjali to Modern Yoga, A Mettauniversity Ecourse, Part II

From Patanjali to Modern Yoga, A Mettauniversity Ecourse, Part II


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May 21, 2014
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Many of the poses popularly associated with yoga today have their origins in the early 1900s and were influenced by a hybrid of Indian physical culture and European gymnastics. Yet, the yoga tradition spans thousands of years and is rooted in spiritual practices, ethics, philosophy and a distinct culture. Join Eric Shaw, MA.RS, MA.SE, MA.AS, in this fascinating 2-part online ecourse that explores some of the key people, places, events and ideas that shaped yoga into the global phenomenon that it is today.
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Course Highlights
• What has yoga practice looked like over the ages?
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• Key insights from the Yoga Sutras & Bhagavad Gita and how they’ve influenced the yoga tradition.
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• The central contributions of Swami Vivekananda, Sri Krishnamacharya, K. Pattabhi Jois & B. K. S. Iyengar.
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• Learn about Swami Abhedananda, the first person to teach asana publicly in America.
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• Go inside the Yogasala of the Mysore Palace and discover what sequences/poses Krishnamacharya taught.
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• Learn how the modern vinyasa sequences and the sun salutation came together.
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• Discover how yoga became focused on asana, fitness & health.
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• See yoga’s development in the context of colonialism.
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• Investigate the biographies of Indra Devi, Pierre Bernard, Francois Delsarte, Swami Sivananda, T. K. V. Desikachar, Ana Forrest, and Sharon Gannon and more . . .
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About Eric Shaw
A graphic artist, lifelong academic, and 30-year practitioner of yoga and meditation, Eric Shaw MA.RS, MA.SE, MA.AS, is an international teacher of yoga history, philosophy and practice who passionately adapts the ancient traditions to modern understanding. He is widely celebrated for his elaborate visual presentations, provocative writing, and unique approaches to the work of the body. His essays appear in Yoga Journal, Common Ground, Mantra Yoga and other magazines, and he is the creator of the teaching modules of Yoga Education Through Imagery and Prasana Yoga’s Alignment-in-Movement system.

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http://www.mettaversity.com/yoga-transformed-from-patanjali-to-modern-asana/

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