FAW 138F1 - Yoga
1 Credits, 2 Contact Hours
0 lecture periods 2 lab periods
Introduction to stress reduction through yoga. Includes key components of yoga, essential movements and postures, mind-body practice, personalizing one’s practice, and personal fitness assessment and activity modifications.
Information: There are many styles of yoga and the specific philosophy offered in a given section will reflect that of the instructor; however, this course is gentle to moderate intensity. May be taken two times for a maximum of two credit hours. If this course is repeated, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate improvement in balance.
- Demonstrate improvement in muscular endurance and/or flexibility.
- Demonstrate improvement in breath awareness.
- Demonstrate the ability of adhere to an exercise program.
- Key Components of Yoga
- Major philosophies guiding practice
- Key terminology
- Etiquette and personal safety
- Proper body alignment
- Essential Movements and Postures (Including Stretching Techniques)
- Mind-Body Practice
- Breathing techniques and exercises
- Relaxation techniques and exercises
- Basic meditation techniques and exercises
- Personalizing One’s Practice
- Integrating movements, postures, and skills
- Adaptations to accommodate physical and/or environmental limitations
- Guidelines for effective home practice
- Personal Fitness Assessment and Activity Modifications
A. Muscular endurance, flexibility, and/or balance
B. Techniques to increase or decrease exercise intensity
C. Personal goal setting
D. Confidence in various yoga techniques
3. Breathing/relaxation techniques
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