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date: 23 August 2017

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This chapter explores improvisation during the practice of yoga as a way to consider Foucault’s concept of “techniques of the self.” It describes and analyzes the way that the thinking body and the thinking mind can improvise together to construct a corporeality that resists the docilization of the body that is exerted through advertising, fitness, and health regimens. It thereby contributes to the investigation of improvisation and the politics of the quotidian.

Keywords: corporeality, yoga, techniques of the self, docilization, the everyday, body, improvisation, dance, kinesthesia, technologies of the self, Foucault

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