Written Assignment Questions, Tensegrity and Yoga History

In an document attachment, please email us your answers to the following questions.
Due: Friday February 23rd, 2018.

Tensegrity

  1. In your own words, what is tensegrity? (2-3 sentences)
  2. Given the principles of tensegrity (that you explained in question 1) why is yoga asana an effective way to recover from injury? (2-4 sentences)

Yoga History

In his The Ancient & Modern Roots of Yoga essay, he asks the reader to…

“… consider certain modern practices as simply the latest grafts onto the tree of yoga.”

  1. Based on your understanding of the evolution yoga, what did Mark Singleton mean when he said “the latest grafts onto the tree of yoga.“? (3-4 sentences)
  2. In your opinion, how important is it to understand the origins of the specific practices we do in Yoga, and why or why not? (3-4 sentences)
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