Central Arizona College Back
PAC 101K Basic and Beginning Techniques of Yoga
Credit Hours:  1
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 2
Grading Option: A/F Only
Cross-Listed: None


Description: A slow and relaxed form of stretching where breathing (pranayama) and positions (asanas) are performed. May be taken two times for credit.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Discuss and demonstrate breathing procedures and precautions, rib cage breathing, and various pranayama techniques including alternate breathing and abdominal lift.
2. (Application Level)Discuss and demonstrate proper warm-up and cool down procedures including the twelve-step Sun salutation warm-up.
3. (Application Level) Discuss and demonstrate positions (asanas) that affect core strength and flexibility including the abdomen, pelvis, spine, neck, shoulder girdle, chest and back.
4. (Application Level) Demonstrate and discuss positions (asanas) that affect strength and flexibility of the lower extremity.
6. (Application Level)Demonstrate and discuss positions (asanas) that affect forward, backward and supine backward flexibility of the spine, spinal twists, sitting forward bends, and standing and arm balances.
7. (Application Level)Demonstrate and discuss Lotus-related postures and relaxation techniques.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Demonstrate proper alignment and understanding of asanas (positions) with cueing to correct postures 90% of the time.