The Future of Education

Edition 14

Accepted Abstracts

The Role Of Yoga Exercise In The Fine Arts Studio As Teaching Pedagogy In The Higher Education

Asna Habib, Department of Fine Arts, GC Women University Sialkot (Pakistan)

Umer Hameed, School of Art & Design, Superior University Lahore (Pakistan)

Nabeel Amin, School of Art & Design, Superior University Lahore (Pakistan)


The Mayo School of Arts was founded in Lahore in 1875 and renamed as The National College of Arts (NCA) in 1958, which served the model for formal art instruction in Pakistan. Fine arts education was greatly improved by Anna Molka Ahmed by establishing the department of Fine arts in Punjab University Lahore in 1940. The students of fine arts programs, in Pakistan, work on conventional and advanced techniques incorporating artistic expression. This study explores the integration of yoga exercise before starting a painting class providing an extensive strategy for fostering creative, mental health and can improve cognitive development of students' in a university fine arts studio in Sialkot, Pakistan. Methodology is an instructor led students in experiential learning through action research, with semester VI of BFA degree program, number of students are 15 and time duration is 2 hours. The findings are based on interviews with students, who revealed increased levels of active behavior, idea production, and general cognitive enhancement. The results provide insight into the beneficial relationship between yoga practice and creative expression in higher education. The study reveals the positive effects of experiential learning and supports up Dewey's idea that active learning, like yoga, enhances students' creativity and cognitive ability. According to Jean Piaget's stages of cognitive development, engaging in active learning activities, like yoga postures in fine arts classes is key to promoting intellectual and cognitive development. Moreover, Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences suggests in some way that a wide range of techniques for instruction supports the development of multiple intelligences, which leads to productive and innovative learning outcomes. Additionally, Ellen Langer emphasizes the value of cognitive change and creative development. She proved practicing mindfulness through activities, like yoga can inspire students to pursue their creative potential and help them become more focused on learning.

Keywords: fine arts education, yoga exercise, experiential learning, cognitive development.


  1. Dewey, J. (1938). Experience and Education. New York: Kappa Delta Pi.
  2. Piaget, J. (1952). The Origins of Intelligence in Children (M. Cook, Trans.). New York: International Universities Press. (Original work published 1936).
  3. Gardner, H. (1983). Frames of Mind: The theory of Multiple Intelligences. New York: Basic Books.
  4. Langer, E. J. (1989). Mindfulness. Boston: Da Capo Press.


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