Introduction to Yoga: Traditional Hatha Yoga for Beginners
- Course Description
- Learning Objectives
- Who should take this course
- Instructor Biography
From the physical body, yoga moves on to the mental and emotional levels. Many people suffer from phobias and neuroses due to the stresses and interactions of everyday living. Yoga cannot provide a cure for life, but it does present a proven method for coping with it.
The course includes and introduction to Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, and Bandha, beginning with breathing – Ujjayi. Benefits that may come as a result of practicing the Ujjayi breath include: building internal body heat and energy, relieving tension, encouraging the free flow of Prana, maintaining a rhythm while practicing, and increasing feelings of presence, self-awareness, and meditative qualities. From this base the course explores the full range of movement of the body and joints, including flexion, extension, rotation, protraction, retraction, elevation, and depression. Each class will close with a meditation practice.
1. Body awareness.
2. Increase your range of motion.
3. Meditation and breath awareness.
4. Develop a sustainable and solid base for self-practice.