One breath at a time: The sensory experience of yoga explored through drawings
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Within this piece of research I shall be discussing how our experiences of our senses contribute to a way of ‘knowing’ and inform bodily action. By using yoga and the prac-tices of meditation as a way of providing a site of awareness of our senses, we can understand how the activation of our senses within physical activity can inform a way of ‘knowing’. Thus, by understanding how experiencing certain senses, we can un-derstand how the lived body is experienced within yoga. The body within sociology is regarded by shilling (2003) as a way of experiencing the world. It can be suggested, therefore, that how one experiences their body is a site of importance within sociolo-gy. As such, understanding how the body is experienced within yoga can constitute to how one makes sense of their experiences. As yoga is a practice which is regarded as an activation of the senses; phantasia, Yoga and the practices of ‘pranayamas’ can provide a way to further explore how the ‘yogic body’ use their sensory experi-ences in order to understand how to make sense of their experiences. Consequently, understanding how certain senses contribute to the way in which we experience yoga can be seen as a form of communication. Hence, communicating how one makes sense can be difficult to express by spoken language alone. Therefore, utilising draw-ings as a method to communicate thought processes and visual symbol within focus groups can help provide the participant as a way of communicating their interpreta-tions of yoga.
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