Grace is how you look when no one is looking. -Mae Thompson
CAT 691- Yoga Principles & Practice – 3 credits (Faculty: Vishali Varga, MFA, RYT-500)
Classes will be held at Otto Shults DAN studio -This course will meet on Fridays from 1/18/13 - 2/22/13 from 8:30am -4:30pm.
In this experiential class, students will be introduced to Anusara Yoga, a uniquely integrated style of Hatha Yoga in which the human heart blends magically with the scientific principles of biomechanics and mental health. The class will cover an overview and brief history of yoga as well as basic terminology. Students will experience many basic yoga poses as viewed through the Anusara Universal Principles of Alignment and will learn proper actions and placement in each pose. Also discussed will be the understanding that poses in Anusara Yoga are considered to be “heart-oriented” and are expressed from “inside out”. Instead of trying to control the body and mind from the outside, the poses originate from a deep artistic feeling inside. It is this yogic perspective that makes Anusara Yoga the perfect platform for further exploration and study of Yoga Therapy and mental health.