Astanga YogaLWA 152
Introduces 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.
- Briefly explain the history of Astanga Yoga
- Describe and explain the fundamental tools of Astanga Yoga
- Identify and explain Ujjayi Breath, Bandhas, Vinyasa, and Dristi
- 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
- Identify and explain the postures of Astanga Yoga
- Explain the health benefits of Astanga Yoga as it relates to the five health-related components of fitness.
- Explain how Astanga Yoga can improve the health of your mind, body, and spirit.
- 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.
- Demonstrate Primary Series of Astanga Yoga
- Demonstrate the fundamental tools of Astanga Yoga: Ujjayi Breath, Bandhas, Vinyasa, and Dristi
- Demonstrate the posture sequences of the Primary Series of Astanga Yoga: Standing Posture Sequence, Primary Sequence, and Finishing Postures
- Demonstrate Surya Namaskara A, and Surya Namaskara B