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Tradition and Practice of Yoga I
Course: PED150

First Term: 2011 Summer I
Lecture   2 Credit(s)   2 Period(s)   2 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: E

Description: Introduction to the art and science of yoga. Explores the history and philosophy of yoga. Studies terms, concepts, issues, trends and health benefits of yoga. Examines teaching yoga as a career.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Present an overview of the philosophy of yoga, including its spiritual tradition and explain how the philosophy of yoga encompasses the practice of yoga. (I)
2. Identify and review the significant literature related to the philosophy and practice of yoga. (I)
3. Identify and define the major terms and concepts related to the philosophy and practice of yoga. (I)
4. Describe the cultural and historical roots of the philosophy and practice of yoga. (II)
5. Explain the relevance and benefits of yoga to modern-day life and describe major issues and trends related to its practice. (II, III)
6. Describe the health benefits to individuals that may be associated with yoga. (III)
7. Evaluate teaching yoga as a career choice. (IV)
8. Explain how to apply the philosophy of yoga to other career choices and describe the potential benefits for a variety of career choices. (III-IV)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Overview of Yoga Philosophy
   A. A spiritual tradition
   B. Literature of yoga
   C. Practice of yoga
      1. Concepts
      2. Terms
II. Historical Perspectives
   A. The roots of yoga/how it began
   B. Cultural perspectives
   C. Relevancy to modern-day life
      1. Issues
      2. Trends
III. Benefits of Yoga: Practice and Philosophy
   A. Health benefits
      1. Mental
      2. Physical
   B. Benefits to society
IV. Career Opportunities in Yoga
   A. Teaching yoga as a career
   B. Benefits of yoga practice and philosophy in other careers
      1. Mental health careers
      2. Medical careers
      3. Other career choices
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 2/22/2011

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