KNSFHP 1195.01 (1 credit)
Introduction to fundamental techniques and basic yogic principles of pranayama (breathing techniques), asana (posture), relaxation, and meditation; emphasis on major postures.
None required, but you are welcome to bring your own yoga mat.
What you will learn:
- Standing postures
- Sitting postures
- Lying down postures
- Balance postures
- Sun salutation
What to expect:
- You will learn the importance and techniques of yoga breathing
- You will explore relaxation and meditative postures
- You will develop awareness of the body, mind, and spirit
- You will be evaluated on your progress throughout the course
- Increased flexibility
- Increased muscle strength and tone
- Improved respiration, energy, and vitality
- A more balanced metabolism
- Possible weight reduction
- Cardio and circulatory improvement
- Improved athletic performance
- Protection from injury
- Stress reduction
- Yoga is a combination of different postures, breathing patterns, and meditation.
- Yoga is an ancient form of meditation; an awareness practice that synchronizes body, mind, and breath.
- The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word yuj, which means to unify or to yoke.
- Studies show that yoga reduces the risk of heart disease by improving arterial flow. Similarly, studies show that yoga also helps treat diabetes, high blood pressure, and asthma, anxiety and depression.