"Loving Kindness is my religion."
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
"Yoga: Ethics, Spirituality, and Healing"
8 week graduate course
OM: Symbol of Yoga Course
Miriam E. Cameron, Ph.D., M.S., M.A., R.N., Faculty.
Aimee Prasek, M.A., MA., Teaching Assistant.
A student can earn 2 undergraduate or 2 graduate credits.
The course is 8 weeks long, rather than 10 weeks long, because each student does a Yoga Practicum.
Yoga Course Web Site
During the course, students can access the web site 24/7 except when the University is conducting maintenance.
This course is open to University of Minnesota juniors, seniors, graduate students, and the public.
This course will introduce students to ethics, spirituality, and healing from the perspective of Yoga, an ancient Indian discipline. Students will examine the claim that systematic Yoga practice leads to optimal health. Using critical thinking, students will evaluate philosophical knowledge, scientific evidence, and practical application, and propose research-based programs for integrating Yoga into personal and professional life.
Hartranft, C. (2003). The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali: A new translation with commentary. Boston: Shambhala.
McCall, T. (2007). Yoga as medicine: The yogic prescription for health and healing. New York: Bantam Dell.
Liebler, N., & Moss, S. (2009). Healing depression the mind-body way: Creating happiness with meditation, yoga, and ayurveda (Foreword by Dr. Vasant Lad). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Swami Veda Bharati and Dr. Miriam Cameron
Hatha Yoga is practiced in order to train the body to serve as a fit vessel for the spirit of God within, so that when the coils of divine energy are uncoiled, the body will not become a hindrance but will be physically ready to receive, channel, and use beneficially the spiritual energy realized and released from within itself.
Bharati, S.V. (Arya, P.U.). (1998). Philosophy of hatha yoga. Honesdale, PA : Himalayan Institute Press, p. 84.
Swami Veda Bharati’s Sadhaka Grama Ashram in India
Pajanjali's Eight Limbs of Yoga
- The Yoga Sutra by Patanjali
The eight photos in the banner below illustrate each of Patanjali's Eight Limbs.