Introductory course to Yoga

I have prepared a 3 week course on the introduction of yoga for a community class. This class is to introduce the student to yoga. The history of yoga will be explored and various components of a yoga practice.

Course Syllabus

Yoga for Beginners

 

Course Description

Yoga for beginners is a introductory course to the practice of yoga. This is a 3 week course that will focus on the origins of yoga, the 8 limbs of yoga and the beginning postures of yoga. This course will provide a brief look into the practice of yoga as a method of complementary medicine. At the end of this course students will be able to decide if they want to add a yoga practice to their health journey.

 

Course Objectives

History of yoga

Introduction of the 8 limbs of yoga

How yoga can be used in Complementary Medicine

Introduction to Yogi breathing

Introduction to yoga postures

Is a yoga practice right for you?

 

Course Materials

Pen, Paper and comfortable clothes

 

Assignments

Assignments are due at the end of each week.

Grades

N/A

General Course Outline Handout

Lesson One

History of Yoga

  • What are the origins of Yoga
  • The History of Yoga

 

 

Lesson Two

  • What are the 8 Limbs of Yoga
  • How Can Yoga be utilized in CAM
  • What is Yogi breathing

Lesson Three

  • Introduction to Yoga postures
  • Is Yoga right for you

Assignment 3 Client Assessments

I used a holistic approach to design a program that each of the unique clients could adhere to. A careful review of their history was completed before any work was done on the specified program. Behavior modifications were incorporated and each component of mind, body, emotion and spirit were taken into consideration.

Exercise Prescription using PROS Principles

 

Client: JUSTIN

Explain how you will utilize the principle of progression for each component of fitness in your exercise prescription.

Cardiovascular activity Muscular strength and endurance Flexibility
Increase the number of minutes by 10% per week Increase training weight about 5% and decrease repetitions after about 2 months of program Perform deeper stretches after the body is comfortable at the beginning level

 

Explain how you will utilize the principle of regularity for each component of fitness in your exercise prescription.

Cardiovascular activity Muscular strength and endurance Flexibility
Do cardo daily, participate in activities that involve active play with peers Do resistance training on a regular basis Stretch regularly twice per week

 

Explain how you will utilize the overload principle for each component of fitness in your exercise prescription.

Cardiovascular activity Muscular strength and endurance Flexibility
Overload the muscles by doing sprint intervals Overload the muscles by increasing the weight weekly and reducing the repetitions Try deeper stretches on a weekly basis

 

Explain how you the specificity principle applies to each component of fitness in your exercise prescription.

Cardiovascular activity Muscular strength and endurance Flexibility
Helps improve CV health Target specific muscle groups and energy systems Targets specific muscle groups and energy systems

 


Client: JENNIFER

Explain how you will utilize the principle of progression for each component of fitness in your exercise prescription.

Cardiovascular activity Muscular strength and endurance Flexibility
Increase the number of minutes by 10% per week Increase training weight about 5% and decrease repetitions after about 2 months of program Perform deeper stretches after the body is comfortable at the beginning level

 

Explain how you will utilize the principle of regularity for each component of fitness in your exercise prescription.

Cardiovascular activity Muscular strength and endurance Flexibility
Do cardo daily, utilize cross training such as HIIT Do resistance training on a regular basis starting with a beginners program for resistance training logging weight and repetitions Stretch regularly twice per week

 

Explain how you will utilize the overload principle for each component of fitness in your exercise prescription.

Cardiovascular activity Muscular strength and endurance Flexibility
Overload the muscles by doing walk to run program increasing duration and intensity on a regular basis Overload the muscles by increasing the weight weekly and reducing the repetitions Try deeper stretches on a weekly basis

 

Explain how you the specificity principle applies to each component of fitness in your exercise prescription.

Cardiovascular activity Muscular strength and endurance Flexibility
Helps improve CV health Target specific muscle groups and energy systems Targets specific muscle groups and energy systems

 


 

Client: CARL

Explain how you will utilize the principle of progression for each component of fitness in your exercise prescription.

Cardiovascular activity Muscular strength and endurance Flexibility
Increase the number of minutes by 10% per week Increase training weight about 5% and decrease repetitions after about 2 months of program Perform deeper stretches after the body is comfortable at the beginning level

 

Explain how you will utilize the principle of regularity for each component of fitness in your exercise prescription.

Cardiovascular activity Muscular strength and endurance Flexibility
Do cardo daily, utilize cross training such as HIIT Do resistance training on a regular basis starting with a beginners program for resistance training logging weight and repetitions Stretch regularly twice per week

 

Explain how you will utilize the overload principle for each component of fitness in your exercise prescription.

Cardiovascular activity Muscular strength and endurance Flexibility
Overload the muscles by doing sprint intervals and speed training Overload the muscles by increasing the weight weekly and reducing the repetitions Try deeper stretches on a weekly basis

 

Explain how you the specificity principle applies to each component of fitness in your exercise prescription.

Cardiovascular activity Muscular strength and endurance Flexibility
Helps improve CV health Target specific muscle groups and energy systems Targets specific muscle groups and energy systems

 


 

Client: SALLY

Explain how you will utilize the principle of progression for each component of fitness in your exercise prescription.

Cardiovascular activity Muscular strength and endurance Flexibility
Increase the number of minutes by 10% per week Increase training weight about 5% and decrease repetitions after about 2 months of program Perform deeper stretches after the body is comfortable at the beginning level

 

Explain how you will utilize the principle of regularity for each component of fitness in your exercise prescription.

Cardiovascular activity Muscular strength and endurance Flexibility
Do cardo daily in bouts of 10 minutes each for a maximum of 60 minutes per day. Do resistance training on a regular basis starting with a beginners program for resistance training logging weight and repetitions Stretch regularly twice per week

 

Explain how you will utilize the overload principle for each component of fitness in your exercise prescription.

Cardiovascular activity Muscular strength and endurance Flexibility
Overload the muscles by doing sprint intervals and speed training Overload the muscles by increasing the weight weekly and reducing the repetitions Try deeper stretches on a weekly basis

 

Explain how you the specificity principle applies to each component of fitness in your exercise prescription.

Cardiovascular activity Muscular strength and endurance Flexibility
Helps improve CV health and decrease weight to decrease dependence of diabetic medication Target specific muscle groups and energy systems Targets specific muscle groups and energy systems

Assignment 2 Websites

The following websites listed provide information that I would like to explore and share with my audience.

https://www.yogatoday.com/

https://dharmacore.wordpress.com/2008/06/11/introduction-to-mindfulness-meditation-online-course/

http://www.healthandwellness.kaplan.edu/

The information shared on these websites will enable you to grow and learn the holistic approach to health. Yoga is a practice that helps you connect with your breath. Once you become in tune with your body you are able to begin the healing process of mind, body and spirit.

Assignment 1

 

The area of focus that interests me as a professional in health and wellness is workplace wellness. I would like to begin my career as a professional in a company that assists corporations, government agencies and small business owners in implementing, evaluating and enhancing workplace wellness programs. The following articles describe workplace wellness programs and how they benefit employees and employers.

The links define what workplace wellness is and how it is being used more and more in the workplace. The articles provide insight on the importance of taking interest in the health of employees. The articles highlight the cost saving advantages of implementing workplace wellness programs. These articles will help me stay informed about the trends in my industry and what is important to know as a wellness professional.

Health and Wellness in the Workplace

Workplace Wellness

http://www.corporatewellnessmagazine.com/worksite-wellness/workplace-wellness-really/

 

Changing The World

It only takes a spark!

Igniting a fire only takes a spark. I realized I could change the world with one tiny spark from myself. I thought it would take a grand discovery that would affect millions of people. In reality, it only takes one change by me to change the world. The ability to change the world lies in each of us. I will explain how this occurs on a daily basis.  This past weekend I ran my third full marathon.  This was a goal I set a year ago. I incorporated the help of my friends and family to help me train and prepare for the race. I began by training and posting my runs. By setting a goal for myself and working on it daily I was able to show how consistency builds discipline. I changed the course of my health by maintaining a healthy weight. This is the first way I changed the world. I defeated the chance of developing type 2 diabetes by running. People in my family that have to listen to me on a daily basis change the way they eat and the amount of physical activity they engage in. This is the second way I have changed the world. My family and friends then inspire the people they are in contact with to make small positive changes in the way they approach their health. This is the third way I have changed the world. Although you may not have actually run the marathon with me, if you prayed for me, offered encouragement and advice then you were just as much a part of it as I was. We are all connected through our energy. You may not receive credit for someone’s lifestyle change and that is ok. Keep shining and striving. We can change the world with our spark!!!!!

 

Peace and Blessings

Ricki_TheHealthCoach