PHED 1070

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Catalog Description

This course is designed to improve muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, posture, balance and relaxation techniques.  Students will gain a beginner understanding of yoga postures, benefits associated with yoga, and meditation.




Hatha Yoga Illustrated by M Kirk, B Boon and D.Di Turo, Human Kinetics publisher (newest edition)

Expected Educational Results

After completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Build a conscious awareness of breath, body position/action and mental activity.
  2. Demonstrate a beginning knowledge of yoga positions and yoga theory as well as discuss the benefits

      associated with yoga.
  3. Gain knowledge derived from the benefits of increasing their fitness/wellness level.
  4. Be able to increase, flexibility, strength, and balance.
  5. Know how to form a well rounded yoga class.
  6. Learn how to relax the body.

General Education Outcomes

This course addresses General Education Outcome number nine “to apply the basic concepts of health and wellness and utilize activities to promote health and fitness”.

Course Content

  1. Introduction to yoga
  2. Introduction to pilates
  3. Basic Anatomy
  4. Eight Limbs of Yoga
  5. Basic Posture Focus
  6. Basic pilates beginner mat series
  7. Surya Namaskar – Sun Salutation
  8. Basic Sanskrit Terminology
  9. Pranayama – basic Yogic Breathing
10. Guided Visualizations
11. Meditation