ספר חדש של אוהד ואיל: The Psychophysical Lab

The Psychophysical Lab

Yoga Practice and the Mind–Body Problem

A new book by Ohad Nachtomy & Eyal Shifroni

This book offers a new approach – both theoretical and practical – to the mind–body problem. It begins with a set of explorations in which the reader/practitioner is invited to observe the mutual relationships between the body and the mind, in the practice of asanas (yoga postures). In addition, it includes several practice sequences that serve to alter our mental-emotional state. The explorations and sequences include extensive illustrations and instructions.

The practical explorations are followed by a survey of philosophical approaches to the psychophysical problem, tracing the views of thinkers from Socrates and Plato up to contemporary philosophers such as Chalmers and Dennett. This survey provides the background for presenting our own approach to this problem, in which we seek to recover the Aristotelian model of physical and mental capacities as intrinsically related in our human nature.

A preview of the book

About the authors

Eyal Shifroni was born in 1954; he has studied and practiced Yoga since 1978 and has taught Iyengar Yoga since 1985. As a senior-level teacher, Eyal directs the "Iyengar Yoga Center of Zichron-Ya'akov" in Israel and conducts yoga workshops in Israel and around the world.

Eyal holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Technion (the Israeli Institute of Technology) and taught Computer Science in colleges in Israel for many years.

Eyal has authored the following books:

  • A Chair for Yoga – A complete guide to Iyengar Yoga practice with a chair
  • Props for Yoga Vol. I – A guide to Iyengar Yoga practice with props – Standing Asanas
  • Props for Yoga Vol. II – A guide to Iyengar Yoga practice with props Sitting Asanas and Forward Extensions
  • Props for Yoga Vol. III – A guide to Iyengar Yoga practice with propsInverted Asanas

For more information about Eyal, see http://eyalshifroni.com.

Email: eyal@theiyengaryoga.com

Ohad Nachtomy is a Professor of Philosophy at Bar-Ilan University, Israel and a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University, USA. He is the author of two monographs on Leibniz’s philosophy (Springer, 2007 and Oxford University Press, 2018), the editor of five books, and the author of some fifty academic articles.

Ohad has studied yoga with Eyal Shifroni since 2002 as well as at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in New York. For more information about Ohad, see https://ohadnachtomy.com.

Email: ohadnachtomy@mac.com

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