|1. Description - |
|Fundamentals of Hatha Yoga is an in depth survey and scientific analysis of the techniques and principles of various styles of Hatha Yoga. Ideal for instructors preparing for certification, and students wishing to deepen their personal practice.|
|Advisory: Not open to students with credit in H P 44H.|
|2. Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- understand the aims and meaning of Hatha Yoga.
- integrate various styles of Hatha Yoga for varying fitness goals.
- gain insight with regard to the neurophysiology and anatomy of Hatha Yoga.
- monitor contraindicated poses and potential techniques that may cause injury
- demonstrate the technique and health benefits of Hatha Yoga postures
- reduce stress both mentally and physically
- appreciate the philosophy of Hatha Yoga.
|3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
|When taught as an online distance learning or hybrid section, students and faculty need ongoing and continuous Internet and Email access. |
|4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Aims and meaning of Hatha Yoga
- asanas and pranayama
- mind and body
- stages of yoga
- yoga fills the spiritual void
- the freedom of yoga
- where yoga can take you
- harmony of body and mind
- Styles of Hatha Yoga for varying fitness goals
- Certification references
- Anatomy and Physiology of Hatha Yoga
- The Neuro-musculoskeletal System
- The Nervous System
- The Vestibular System, Sight, and Touch
- Connective Tissue Restraints
- The Respiratory System
- How breathing affects posture
- Somatic and Autonomic Systems
- Physiology of respiration
- Breathing techniques
- Contraindicated poses and potential techniques that may cause injury
- Controversial stretches
- Moving into and out of poses
- Yoga and Special Population
- Contra indications of certain postures
- Technique and Health benefits of Hatha Yoga postures
- Importance of practicing correct technique in asanas (postures)
- Benefits of postures
- Yoga and Fitness
- Yoga as stimulative exercise
- Yoga practice at any age
- Yoga and strengthening immunity
Philosophy of Hatha Yoga.
- diverse techniques and styles of relaxation to calm the mind
- diverse techniques and styles of relaxation to rest the body
- historical and cultural foundation
- The journey of Yoga
- Impact of Yoga
- States of mind
- Pranayama (breath and life force)
- Chakras (?®nerve?Æ centers located within the spinal column)
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|6. Methods of Evaluation - |
- Homework assignments based on course material.
- Mid ?± Term exam.
- Final comprehensive written exam.
|7. Representative Text(s) - |
|Coulter, H. David. Anatomy of Hatha Yoga. Hobnesdale, PA: Body and Breath Inc., 2001 |
Iyengar, B.K.S. Yoga, The Path to Holistic Health. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 2001.
|8. Disciplines - |
|Physical Education |
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|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 - |
- Reading Assignments: Weekly reading assignments from text, online curriculum, and outside sources ranging from 40 to 60 pages per week.
- Writing assignments include terminology, and discussion questions and cover assigned reading and lecture topics.
- Tests include answers to essay questions.
|13. Need/Justification - No content|