August 25, 2011
Assistant Professor of Philosophy Ken Burak's essay "Help! My Philosophy Teacher Made Me Touch My Toes!" has been included in the book "Yoga - Philosophy for Everyone: Bending Mind and Body." Published by Wiley, the book is available for pre-order now.
Burak's essay is on why and how to teach philosophy in a yoga class, based on his experiences introducing yoga to his philosophy students.
"I like to start off each class with a brief meditation, a few moments of silence just to help us clear our minds to make room for what we're about to do," he says. "The stretching/balancing yoga surprises them, and sometimes they're a bit too self-conscious to focus on it. But once they settle into it, they usually find it a refreshing break from sitting in chairs all day!"
The above photo of Burak's students is included in the book.