LF 1198

Intermediate Relaxation and Fitness


Introduction to Spirit Bear Yoga
Grounded Living. Elevated Thinking.

When considering the practice of yoga, it is very important to be aware that Yoga is a HUGE genre. What it means for one person to practice yoga may be very different than what it means for another. The branch of yoga that emphasizes the physical aspect of yoga is called Hatha yoga. Hatha yoga focuses on practicing the asanas – or physical postures/poses – which serve to help strengthen the body and promote balance. In addition, the breath is connected to the postures in a way to help the yogi focus on maintaining or moving through the poses, while enjoying the benefits of mindful breathing. The role of focused breathing in encouraging good health is well documented and recognized. Much of Westernized yoga is Hatha based. That means that most studio yoga classes you will encounter are going to be more geared towards encouraging healthy living through activity and breathing. As a result, yoga practice – especially in the modern West ­­ is often limited to mat time, and not a lifestyle choice. The ancient yogis incorporated yoga into their daily lives as a much more integral approach to their existence...


PROJECT 1

The motivation behind this project is to go deeper on a topic than what was covered in Beginning Relaxation and Fitness. You are welcome to use any content related to your topic found on spiritbear.yoga (or spiritbear.yoga/tara-beattie, spiritbear.yoga/tara_lf1198) for your presentation. Be sure, however, you present the material in a unique way. Do not simply copy and paste text from site into the presentation. Be sure to demonstrate a clear understanding of the material you present. Beyond the material found at Spirit Bear Yoga, the world wide web is a great resource including: YogaJournal.com, YogaInternational.com, Chopra.com, etc. 

Topic ideas include:
Meditation | iRest/Yoga Nidra | Sound Therapy | Yoga Therapy | Ayurveda | Pranayama | Chakras | Yoga for PTSD | Yoga for Kids | Yoga For Athletes | Behavioral Modification | Myofascial Release | Reiki | Mandalas | Chronic Pain | Mantra | Mudra | Yoga "off the mat"


LF 1198 SECTION 01

Project 1:

Presentation 1: Meditation in Schools (Madison Walker and Meggan Noggle)
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Presentation 2: Mindfulness (Jamila Dohvoma and Janet Lee)
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Presentation 3: Mandalas (Maddie Thurman, Victoria Asciutto, and Tai Yasuda) 
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Presentation 4: Meditation (Caitlyn Morris, Daniella Cooper, and Sarah Livesay)
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Presentation 5: Mudras (Abha Adhikari and Shakila Esmaeili)
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MIDTERM (Presentations 1-5)

Presentation 6: Breath (Sally Vo and Cindy Gunawan)
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Presentation 7: Chakras (Melsha Vaughn, Haley P and Caroline Cartwright)
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Presentation 8: Aroma Therapy (Kristian Gilbert and Ashley Lee)
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Presentation 9: Ayurveda
Presentation 10: Sound Therapy

FINAL (Presentations 6-10)


LF 1198 SECTION 02

Project 1:

Presentation 1: Eight Limbs of Yoga: ONLY REVIEW THE EIGHT LIMB MATERIAL IN LINK.
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Presentation 2: Yoga for relieving menstrual cramps (Bre, Megan and Rebecca)
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Presentation 3: Yoga for Kids (Macy and Becca)
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Presentation 4: Chakras (Courtney and Manar)
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Presentation 5: Mandalas (Alex and Kate)
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MIDTERM (Presentations 1-5)

Presentation 6: Guided Meditation for Behavior Correction  (Kristen, Erin and Ellen)
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Presentation 7: Third Chakra and Limb (Bella and Tierra)
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Presentation 8: Sound Therapy (Nikki and Olivia)
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Presentation 9: Ayurveda
Presentation 10: Mudra

FINAL (Presentations 6-10)