International Journal of Yoga

PERSPECTIVE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37--39

Do yogis have “Learning Styles”? (A somatic solution)


William Ben Strean 
 Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2H9, Canada

Correspondence Address:
William Ben Strean
Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, 4-417 Van Vliet Complex, Edmonton, AB T6G 2H9
Canada

Background: «DQ»Learning styles«DQ» has captivated a great deal of attention in yoga teacher training. The triad of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles has been particularly popular; yet as Sharp et al. asserted, such an approach trivializes the complexity of learning and compromises scholarship at all levels of the education community. Aims: This paper addresses that although there is great merit in recognizing yoga students«SQ» differences and preferences, many uses of learning styles in yoga teacher training are superficial and promote self-handicapping. Conclusion: A somatic perspective (from soma, the body in its wholeness) offers a framework to reconsider the depth of effective learning.


How to cite this article:
Strean WB. Do yogis have “Learning Styles”? (A somatic solution).Int J Yoga 2017;10:37-39


How to cite this URL:
Strean WB. Do yogis have “Learning Styles”? (A somatic solution). Int J Yoga [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Sep 22 ];10:37-39
Available from: http://www.ijoy.org.in/article.asp?issn=0973-6131;year=2017;volume=10;issue=1;spage=37;epage=39;aulast=Strean;type=0