Taking us into the sixth week of the PGR Virtual Poster Showcase:
Juliette Hecquet, PhD student in the Faculty of Management with this poster entitled:
‘Exploring yoga as a flow experience: A phenomenological study of contemporary communities.’
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The definition of yoga remains fluid and controversial, creating an oxymoron between the philosophical roots of yoga and physical practice. The majority of published academic research is in medicalised fields; however researchers agree yoga has vast positive outcomes with the potential to be valuable in society. A lack of clarity exists on what the yoga experience now is, with sparse evidence of, non-medical, qualitative research. The flow experience and the practice of yoga continue to draws parallel’s from a philosophical standpoint. Yoga can be regarded as one of the oldest and most systematic methods of producing flow experience but has yet to be researched as one. This interpretative phenomenological research aims to explore the lived yoga experience and the potential flow experience, across contemporary yoga communities. Videos (vlogs) and in-depth semi-structured interviews will explore the research questions; how yoga participants explain their lived yoga experience and the potential flow experience.