Presentation Title

Whitewater Kayaking as Vessel for Mindfulness

Format of Presentation

15-minute lecture to be presented April 1, 2017

Location

IB 1008

Start Date

1-4-2017 11:45 AM

End Date

1-4-2017 12:00 PM

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to explore the role of mindfulness in the Whitewater Kayaking experiences of highly skilled participants, via an autoethnographical account and analysis paired with the analysis of interviews of kayaking peers. In analyzing the primary researcher's own experiences as well as that of others in the kayaking community, themes of mindfulness are discovered and interpreted. The literature indicates a wide variety of use and application of mindfulness in sport, psychology, therapy, and a multitude of other disciplines, and the only literature on mindfulness in kayaking comes from anecdotal evidence presented in essays from some of the predominant writers of the sport. Highlighting the presence of mindfulness in kayaking could add value to the sport for those who participate, improve performance, and facilitate learning for beginners while cultivating a vessel that one can use to introduce and experience mindfulness in their own lives. It is the goal of this project to add empirical evidence to the subject of mindfulness in kayaking.

Department

Interdisciplinary Studies

Faculty Advisor

Kellee Caton

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Apr 1st, 11:45 AM Apr 1st, 12:00 PM

Whitewater Kayaking as Vessel for Mindfulness

IB 1008

The purpose of this study is to explore the role of mindfulness in the Whitewater Kayaking experiences of highly skilled participants, via an autoethnographical account and analysis paired with the analysis of interviews of kayaking peers. In analyzing the primary researcher's own experiences as well as that of others in the kayaking community, themes of mindfulness are discovered and interpreted. The literature indicates a wide variety of use and application of mindfulness in sport, psychology, therapy, and a multitude of other disciplines, and the only literature on mindfulness in kayaking comes from anecdotal evidence presented in essays from some of the predominant writers of the sport. Highlighting the presence of mindfulness in kayaking could add value to the sport for those who participate, improve performance, and facilitate learning for beginners while cultivating a vessel that one can use to introduce and experience mindfulness in their own lives. It is the goal of this project to add empirical evidence to the subject of mindfulness in kayaking.