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  1. Yoga The art of relaxation

  2. History of Yoga • Techniques date back more then 5000 years • Archeological sites found in the Indus Valley • Built on three main structures • Exercising, breathing, and meditation • Not rooted in Hinduism • Religion incorporates some practices

  3. Physical Benefits of Yoga • Improves concentration • Increases strength and flexibility • Can aid in digestion • Aids in weight loss • Lowers blood pressure • Helps improve posture • Natural sleep aid at night and increases energy in the day

  4. Breathing in Yoga • Breathing is vital to yoga to maintain focus • Increase pose possibility • Help one to come back to a focused practice • Increases lung capacity • Improves detoxification • Releases tension around heart and digestive organs • Dramatically reduces anxiety

  5. Types of yoga • Hatha • Slow paced and gentle • Bikram (“hot” yoga) • Loosening of tight muscles and encourages sweating • Ashtanga and Power • Fast paced and intense • Physically demanding

  6. Poses Beginner pose: Downward facing Dog Intermediate pose: King Dancer Advanced pose: Firefly

  7. More about the practice Who can do yoga Where can you do yoga • Any age • Any physical ability • Anyone willing to try • You make the practice • Anywhere you can take your mat • Yoga studio or gym • At home • Weber State

  8. Weber State Class times • Swensen Gym - Room 19 • Monday 8:45 PM Vinyasa Flow • Wednesday 8:45 PM Gentle Flow • Saturday 9:30 AM Multi Level • Union Building - Room 404 • Tuesday and Thursday 4:30 • Davis Campus - Room 306 • Monday and Wednesday 12:30 • Tuesday and Thursday 4:00

  9. Yoga Supplie Suggestions • Mat • Blocks • Strap • Bag • Loose fitting and comfortable clothing

  10. Resources • http://www.nursingdegree.net/blog/24/77-surprising-health-benefits-of-yoga/ • http://www.americanyogaassociation.org/general.html • http://yoga.about.com/od/yogaposes/a/firefly.htm • http://www.healthandyoga.com/html/news/yogicbreath.html