I propose a New Directions project devoted to broadening my intellectual perspectives. I am trained as an analytic philosopher in the Western tradition – and, as such, use tools which are exclusively rational, and largely theoretical. A great many Indian texts, however, are clear that the philosophy is to be undertaken as part of a life-transforming endeavor, and that bodily practices such as meditation and yoga are central to this endeavor. As such, I propose to undertake a project that investigates the bodily practices prescribed by the Indian philosophical systems – to undertake the study of the experiential components of the philosophical tradition that are precluded by an exclusively analytic approach. To this end, I will travel to Berkeley, California, to study yoga and meditation as practiced in the orthodox and Theraveda Buddhist traditions. I will then supplement my study with a consideration of the disciplines as lived practices in a variety of different Asian traditions.