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PHE 277 ELEMENTS OF HATHA YOGA

PHE 277 – Elements of Hatha Yoga

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  PHE 277 Elements of Hatha Yoga

Credit Hours:  1.0             Contact Hours:  1.0          Lecture:  1.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  None

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: During this fifteen-week course, students perform stretching and breathing exercises based on Hatha Yoga. These exercises (asanas), if practiced regularly and methodically, aid in maintaining good health, improving cardiovascular circulation, and reducing stress. The exercises, when mastered, stretch and flex all major areas of the body in a balanced fashion, increasing blood flow and improving breathing. Students keep a journal of their individual progress and research the benefits of Hatha Yoga and its relationship to good health.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. discuss the science and philosophy of yoga;
  2. demonstrate yoga techniques designed to improve health and reduce stress; and
  3. continue to develop one’s proficiency in yoga.