Jun 25, 2024  
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HD730 Eastern Movement and Philosophy (2 cr.)

This course explores the holistic wisdom embedded in Eastern movement forms such as Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Akido, or Yoga. Students are introduced to several different forms with a focus on the beginning practice of depending on the instructor’s expertise. The Eastern philosophy underlying the movement form is discussed as well as health benefits and the translation of Eastern movement forms into a Western lifestyle.

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Articulate the major philosophical ideas contained in Confucianism, Taoism, Hinduism, and Buddhism.
  2. Compare and contrast the major ideas of Eastern and Western culture.
  3. Compare and contrast Eastern and Western approaches to healing.
  4. Describe “Chi” in the context of Western ideas of mind-body-spirit connection.
  5. Discuss the philosophy and historical development of Tai Chi and how they fit into today’s culture.
  6. Explain obstacles to the acceptance of Chi as a healing force in the Western culture.

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