Thinking in Āsana - Movement and Philosophy in Viniyoga, Iyengar Yoga, and Ashtanga Yoga - Matylda Ciołkosz

Thinking in Āsana - Movement and Philosophy in Viniyoga, Iyengar Yoga, and Ashtanga Yoga - Matylda Ciołkosz

2. Towards Enactivism: Redefining the Mind and Cognition

Thinking in Āsana - Movement and Philosophy in Viniyoga, Iyengar Yoga, and Ashtanga Yoga - Matylda Ciołkosz

Matylda Ciołkosz [+-]
Jagiellonian University, Kraków
Matylda Ciołkosz is scholar of religions and an Assistant Professor at the Institute for the Study of Religions, Jagiellonian University in Kraków. In her research, she explores how religious concepts and doctrines are formed under the influence of different biological and sociocultural factors. As a longtime yoga practitioner, rock climber, and musician, she is especially interested in the significance of movement practices as one of these factors. In her studies- so far focused mainly on modern yoga- she applies the methodologies of cognitive science and lingustics.

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I begin the discussion of cognition as enaction with remarks on the significance of motion and interaction with the environment for the development of what may be deemed “intelligent behaviour”. Using arguments stemming from disciplines ranging from biology to robotics, I explore the relation between cognition and life itself (drawing mainly on the arguments of Humberto Maturana).

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Ciołkosz, Matylda . 2. Towards Enactivism: Redefining the Mind and Cognition. Thinking in Āsana - Movement and Philosophy in Viniyoga, Iyengar Yoga, and Ashtanga Yoga. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 7-17 Oct 2022. ISBN 9781800502123. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=42224. Date accessed: 16 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.42224. Oct 2022

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