|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This is a beginning yoga class with no previous experience needed. The class will consist of 26 postures and two breathing exercise aimed at improving your posture and alignment, balance, and strength. The class will be 90 minutes, and you are responsible for bringing a mat, towel, and your own water. The first class of each quarter will meet in the lobby of the Freeman Athletic Center.
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|Course Format: Performance||Grading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%
|SECTION 01 - 1st Quarter|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
While there are no major readings or examinations, attendance is required in all activity classes.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Posture and exercise covered:
Warm-up:Standing Deep Breathing - Pranayama (Sanskrit), Half Moon Pose - Ardha-Chandrasana (Sanskrit), Awkward Pose - Awkward Pose (Sanskrit), Eagle Pose - Garurasana (Sanskrit), Balancing, Standing Head to Knee - Dandayamana-Janushirasana (Sanskrit), Standing Bow Pose - Dandayamana-Dhanurasana (Sanskrit), Balancing Stick - Tuladandasana (Sanskrit)
Stretching: Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose -Dandayamana-Bibhaktapada-Paschimotthanasana (Sanskrit), Triangle Pose - Trikanasana (Sanskrit), Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose - Dandayamana-Bibhaktapada-Janushirasana (Sanskrit), Focus Tree Pose - Tadasana (Sanskrit), Toe Stand - Padangustasana (Sanskrit), Dead Body Pose - Savasana (Sanskrit), Wind-Removing Pose - Pavanamuktasana (Sanskrit)
Spine Strengthening, Sit up - Pada-Hasthasana (Sanskrit), Cobra Pose - Bhujangasana (Sanskrit), Locust Pose - Salabhasana (Sanskrit), Full Locust Pose - Poorna-Salabhasana (Sanskrit), Bow Pose - Dhanurasana (Sanskrit)
Opening: Fixed Firm Pose - Supta-Vajrasana (Sanskrit), Half Tortoise Pose - Ardha-Kurmasana (Sanskrit), Camel Pose - Ustrasana (Sanskrit), Rabbit Pose - Sasangasana (Sanskrit), Spine-Twisting Pose - Ardha-Matsyendrasana(Sanskrit), Blowing in Firm Pose - Kapalbhati in Vajrasana(Sanskrit)
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance required. The first class in each quarter will meet in the Freeman Athletic Center lobby. This class meets in the first quarter.
|Instructor(s): Somera,Benjamin Lawrence Times: .M.W.F. 01:20PM-02:10PM; Location: QUARTER 1; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 5||FR: 4|
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