Physical Education

Physical Education and Athletics Division  

 

Physical Meditation

This set of courses will provide a myriad of health benefits ranging from increasing bone health, posture improvements, improvements in flexibility, our mood to increasing your strength.  We have a variety of experiences:  Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Relaxation, Power Yoga, Flow Yoga, and combining Yoga and Pilates together.

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through the study of yoga including a historical examination and key philosophical concepts of the yoga tradition and the evolution of yoga throughout the ages. Students will practice simple yoga poses for the mind, body, mindfulness, breath awareness and relaxation techniques will be covered.

KNES 22B - Yoga for Relaxation

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through the study of yoga for relaxation. Includes a global and historical examination and key philosophical concepts of the yoga tradition. Students will practice yoga techniques to relax the mind and the body. Includes breath awareness and stress reduction techniques. Basic exercise physiology, nutrition, strength development, and flexibility will be covered.

KNES 22C - Power Yoga

An introduction to physical education through the study of power yoga. The course includes a historical examination and and key philosophical concepts of the yoga tradition, and the evolution of yoga throughout the ages will be covered. Students will practice power yoga poses for muscular development and flexibility, along with, being mindful while using breathing techniques. Basic exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility, strength, and mental concepts to improve one's physical condition, including, variables which occur due to age, gender, and physical conditions will be covered.

 Introduction to physical education through flow yoga. Includes an historical examination and key philosophical concepts of the yoga tradition, as well as the evolution of yoga throughout the ages. Designed to introduce students to the flow element of yoga which emphasizes a mind-body connection from pose to pose, breathing techniques, flexibility and relaxation. Basic exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility, strength, and mental concepts to improve one's physical condition, including variables which occur due to age, gender, and physical conditions will be covered.

An introduction to the discipline of physical education through the study of the mind-body connection. Includes a global and historical perspective of mind-body exercise including Yoga and Pilates. Students will practice breathing techniques and examine different ways to center and focus the mind and body using both mat Pilates and Yogic asanas. Basic exercise physiology, nutrition, strength development, and flexibility will be covered.


Physical Education
Building: PE
Contact: Susan Ho
Phone: 408.864.8751
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Last Updated: 2/1/17