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Astanga Yoga

Course NumberLWA 152
Lab Hours30
Lecture Hours15
Course DescriptionIntroduces the basic tools used in learning Astange Yoga. Uses sequential postures, called asana, for linking together a vigorous flow of movements. Includes workout that is physically, spiritually, and mentally engaging. Credit may be earned in LW 152 or LWA 152 but not in both. (15-30)

Outcomes and Objectives

Describe and explain the history, philosophy, concepts, and components of Astanga Yoga.
  1. Briefly explain the history of Astanga Yoga
  2. Describe and explain the fundamental tools of Astanga Yoga
  3. Identify and explain Ujjayi Breath, Bandhas, Vinyasa, and Dristi
  4. Identify the following large muscle groups and give examples of postures that stretch and strengthen each: Quadricep, Hamstring, Bicep, Tricep, Rectus Abdominus, Latissimus Dorsi, Gastrocnemeus, Gluteus Maximus, Pectoral, Deltoid
  5. Identify and explain the postures of Astanga Yoga
  6. Explain the health benefits of Astanga Yoga as it relates to the five health-related components of fitness.
  7. Explain how Astanga Yoga can improve the health of your mind, body, and spirit.
  8. Identify and explain the three posture sequences of the first series of Astanga Yoga: Standing Sequence, primary Sequence, and Finishing Sequence.

Demonstrate the concepts and components of Astanga Yoga, Primary Series.
  1. Demonstrate Primary Series of Astanga Yoga
  2. Demonstrate the fundamental tools of Astanga Yoga: Ujjayi Breath, Bandhas, Vinyasa, and Dristi
  3. Demonstrate the posture sequences of the Primary Series of Astanga Yoga: Standing Posture Sequence, Primary Sequence, and Finishing Postures
  4. Demonstrate Surya Namaskara A, and Surya Namaskara B

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