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2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog
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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
  1. Demonstrate improvement in balance.
  2. Demonstrate improvement in muscular endurance and/or flexibility.
  3. Demonstrate improvement in breath awareness.
  4. Demonstrate the ability of adhere to an exercise program.

  1. Key Components of Yoga
    1. Major philosophies guiding practice
    2. Key terminology
    3. Etiquette and personal safety
    4. Proper body alignment 
  2. Essential Movements and Postures (Including Stretching Techniques)
    1. Dynamic
    2. Static
  3. Mind-Body Practice
    1. Breathing techniques and exercises
    2. Relaxation techniques and exercises
    3. Basic meditation techniques and exercises
  4. Personalizing One’s Practice
    1. Integrating movements, postures, and skills
    2. Adaptations to accommodate physical and/or environmental limitations 
    3. Guidelines for effective home practice
  5. 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

            1. Postures

            2. Movements

            3. Breathing/relaxation techniques

Effective Term:
Spring 2017

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