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Kinesiology (KINES)

KINES 077A (GHA) Advanced Yoga (1.5) A course designed to expand on a student's fundamental understanding of and proficiency in yoga.

KINES 077A Advanced Yoga (1.5)

Kinesiology 077A is a course based on a system of ultimate health created in India 5,000 years ago and now practiced by all contemporary societies throughout the world. Students who enter this course are introduced to a deeper and more detailed knowledge and practice of this ancient curriculum. Students will become familiar with the research data that supports that yoga is beneficial to muscular, endocrine, cardiovascular, digestive and skeletal systems of the body. Each class period is devoted to practicing yoga postures with the knowledge of their specific benefits. For instance, when learning the bridge pose students will learn that the bridge increases flexibility in the back and shoulders, strengthens the leg muscles and stimulates thyroid function. Students learn to integrate such knowledge into their personal practice of yoga outside of class. In addition to learning more about the development of a personal practice advanced yoga also provides the students with many opportunities to also practice yoga off of the yoga mat or in their own personal student life. In both written and verbal opportunities students share how yoga and the practice of yoga is "showing up" in their lives. Sanskrit is the Indian language of yoga. There are opportunities in Advanced Yoga to understand and translate the language and to be able to express Sanskrit in relationship to meditation techniques, energy center practices, temperament determination and application of specific yogic activities. When students complete the course they will be able to perform yoga to increase flexibility, strength and cardiovascular endurance. They will have studied and performed breathing techniques, and developed a daily yoga practice. They will also be able to perform new intermediate yoga postures and to perfect the beginning postures learned previous to this classroom experience. They will also have a basic knowledge of the energy systems of the body as described in Indian Ayurvedic medicine. Various evaluation techniques will be used to assess student's progress in Kinesiology 077A. These techniques can include (lesson plan and teaching to support certain postures and posture series, journal writing with verbal and written criteria, and portfolio construction.) There are no special facilities for this course. The Department plans to offer one section each fall and spring semester with a maximum enrollment of 30 students.

General Education: GHA
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2003
Prerequisite: KINES 077

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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