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Author Wenger, Christy I., 1982-

Title Yoga minds, writing bodies : contemplative writing pedagogy / Christy I. Wenger
Published Fort Collins, Colorado : The WAC Clearinghouse ; Anderson, South Carolina : Parlor Press, [2015]
Minneapolis : Open Textbook Library
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Series Open textbook library
Perspectives on Writing
Open Textbook Library
Perspectives on writing (Fort Collins, Colo.)
Contents Preface -- Introduction: -- From the Sticky Mat to the Classroom: Toward Contemplative Writing Pedagogy -- Chapter One: The Writing Yogi: Lessons for Embodied Change -- Interchapter One: Using "Body Blogs" to Embody the Writer's Imagination -- Chapter Two: Personal Presence, Embodied Empiricism and Resonance in Contemplative Writing -- Interchapter Two: Habits of Yoga Minds and Writing Bodies -- Chapter Three: Situating Feelings in Contemplative Writing Pedagogy -- Interchapter Three: The Writer's Breath -- Conclusion: Namaste -- Notes -- References -- Appendix A -- Appendix B
Summary "In Yoga Minds, Writing Bodies, Christy Wenger argues for the inclusion of Eastern-influenced contemplative education within writing studies. She observes that, although we have "embodied" writing education in general by discussing the rhetorics of racialized, gendered, and disabled bodies, we have done substantially less to address the particular bodies that occupy our classrooms. She proposes that we turn to contemplative education practices that engages student bodies through fusing a traditional curriculum with contemplative practices including yoga, meditation, and the martial arts. Drawing strength from the recent "quiet revolution" (Zajonc) of contemplative pedagogy within postsecondary education and a legacy of field interest attributable to James Moffett, this project draws on case studies of first-year college writers to present contemplative pedagogy as a means of teaching students mindfulness of their writing and learning in ways that promote the academic, rhetorical work accomplished in first-year composition classes while at the same time remaining committed to a larger scope of a writer's physical and emotional well-being."--Open Text Library
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Subject English language -- Composition and exercises -- Study and teaching.
Mind and body.
Self in literature.
Genre/Form Textbooks.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2015007050
ISBN 1602356629 (electronic bk.)
9781602356627 (electronic bk.)
(paperback;) (acid-free paper)