Beginners Yoga Course
Yoga for beginners is a course for people who like to explore more about yoga in dept from the beginning at a slower pace. We will meet twice a week for five weeks so there is plenty of time to learn and explore the yoga practice.
Type of Event
Although there are recommended textbook for this course, you will still receive handouts with plenty of information!
Yoga for beginners, will lead yoga students to explore the fundamentals of yoga. The fundamentals are important and set a strong foundation in the yoga practice for a yoga novice. A brief of history of yoga will be introduced, additionally, this course will put a strong emphasis on yoga breathing. You will learn ujjayi breath and how to synchronize this yoga breathing method with the yoga movements; when you move into a pose, while you hold the pose, and when you move out of the pose; this is called vinyasa. Vinyasa links one pose to the next, and without the correct breathing method, it virtually impossible to practice vinyasa, or any yoga for that matter.
Although there is recommended textbooks for this course; you will still receive handouts of information.
Recommended textbooks for this course; most of the text is available on Amazon
“The Sivananda Companion to Yoga: A Complete Guide to the Physical Postures, Breathing Exercises, Diet, Relaxation, and Meditation Techniques of Yoga”
The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice Revised Edition by T. K. V. Desikachar
Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual Hardcover – August 20, 2007
by David Swenson
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
A brief history of yoga
Basic yoga poses and their benefits
Kapalbhati (cleansing breath)
Anuloma pranayama also known as alternate nostril breathing
Vinyasa and more