2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Nov 29, 2021  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog
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PE 159 Beginning Yoga (1 credit)

Course Description
A Beginning Yoga course introducing students to a form of mind-body fitness that involves a combination of muscular activity and an internally directed mindful focus on awareness of the self, the breath, and energy.

Student Outcomes
1. Perform physical yoga postures to improve muscular strength, endurance and flexibility.
2. Demonstrate facilitation of friendliness, compassion and greater self-control, while cultivating a sense of calmness and well-being.
3. Articulate personal life perspective and self-awareness to promote improved sense of energy and genuine enjoyment of life.
4. Demonstrate the practice of writing down your thoughts and feelings for the purposes of self-analysis, self-discovery, and self-reflection.
5. Demonstrate and perform breathing techniques, meditation practices and physical postures to experience the therapeutic effects of yoga.
6. Articulate the enhanced physical outcomes of yoga such as lowered heart rate, lowered blood pressure, improved flexibility and enhanced immunity.
7. Demonstrate the practice of physical poses, meditation, breathing, and attentiveness to one’s sense of well-being by journaling.

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