Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Kinesiology and Athletics Division
PHED 21ABEGINNING HATHA YOGASummer 2013
3 hours laboratory.1 Unit

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 36 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 3 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: AA Degree,   Foothill GE
 GE Status: Lifelong Understanding

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 11/13/12

1. Description -
Principles and methods of practice in the discipline of beginning hatha yoga. Emphasis on the practice and demonstration of the beginning postures and the usage of hatha yoga for increased focus and concentration, integration of personal values and actions, and integration of mind, body and spirit.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: This course is included in the Flexibility & Stability family of activity courses.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. identify basic anatomy and terminology used in the practice of beginning hatha yoga
  2. demonstrate beginning physical poses of hatha yoga
  3. demonstrate the ability to perform and practice hatha yoga independently
  4. practice aerobic hatha yoga postures and sequences
  5. relax at conscious will, both mentally and physically
  6. perform beginning techniques in the art of pranayama (breathing)

3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Appropriate exercise wear, one yoga mat, one large towel.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Aspects of hatha yoga
    1. physical development
    2. mental poise and equanimity
    3. emotional control
    4. philosophy
    5. development of character
    6. thoughtful and compassionate social interaction
    7. purification of body and mind, thought, word and deed
  2. Physical postures
    1. training in beginning hatha yoga postures
    2. practice in increasing the duration of aerobic sequences such as the sun salutations
    3. movement routines designed specifically for beginning level
    4. beginning syllabus of poses: standing inversions, forward bends, twists, shoulder stretches, pelvic openers, strength, inverted spinal, seated, lower back strengtheners, waist bends, and back bending
    5. using props and partners to increase skills
  3. Relaxation skills
    1. physical techniques for tension reduction
    2. mental techniques for stress management and anxiety control
  4. Breathing techniques
    1. both lying down and sitting up positions for rhythmic controlled beginning breathing exercises
    2. beginning variations of breathing exercises
    3. retentions of breath introduced
  5. Meditation techniques and visualization techniques
    1. diverse techniques and styles of seated meditation introduced
    2. training in the physical art of sitting, necessary for profound meditation
  6. Personal private practice
    1. student will be helped in designing personal routines that help with individual physical problems, ailments, and limitations
    2. student will be helped through lectures and groups discussions to overcome obstacles of personal and individual practice

5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. skills and techniques will be assessed by direct instructor observation
  2. committed and regular attendance and participation
  3. Oral and written skill tests
  4. Final examination
    1. independent performance of physical postures
    2. graded on level of preparedness and ability to attend, concentrate, and focus

7. Representative Text(s) -
Stephens, Mark. Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes. Berkeley, California: North Atlantic Books, 2012.

8. Disciplines -
Physical Education
 
9. Method of Instruction -
Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises, Laboratory, Demonstration.
 
10. Lab Content -
Practice may include, but is not limited to the following:
  1. Utthita Trikonasana (Extended triangle pose)
  2. Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide-Leg Standing Foward Bend Pose)
  3. Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose)
  4. Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend Pose)
  5. Anjaneyasana (Lunge Pose)
  6. Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
  7. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)
  8. Viparita Karani (Elevated Legs-up-the Wall Pose)
  9. Bharadvajasana (Simple Seated-Twist Pose)
  10. Virasana (Hero-Heroine Pose)
 
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
 
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Worksheet of sanskrit names for the poses; optional reading and writing assignments as recommended by instructor.
13. Need/Justification -
This course satisfies the Foothill GE Requirements for Area VII, Lifelong Learning.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2013-06-25 17:31:15


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines