Yoga has been in existence for at least five thousand years and can bring to practitioners great increases in physical and spiritual health. Most poses are appropriate for a wide range of people. Some yoga poses, however, would appear to be contraindicated by modern exercise science. It is important to understand that not every pose is for every body. For example, a person with a history of neck or upper back issues should not attempt shoulder stand or plough pose.
The yogic concept of ahimsa , or non-violence, non-injury, and harmlessness is a vital and integral part of any yoga practice and must be communicated properly. It is the responsibility of the well-trained and experienced instructor
The course includes:
- Online course materials
- Online course articles
- Module quizzes
There are 3 modules in this course, covering the basic elements of Yoga.
- Module 1: Basic Elements I - In this module topics will include: Origins of Yoga, Yoga Philosophy and Benefits of Yoga
- Module 2: Basic Elements II - In this module topics will include: Yoga Systems, Introduction of Hatha Yoga, Breathing, Common Yoga Breaths
- Module 3: Basic Elements III - In this module topics include: Asanas Yoga and various poses
- Online multiple choice exam
- 35 questions
- 3 attempts at the exam
- 70% passing score
- 365 days to complete
CEUs: AFAA (3.0) NASM (0.3)
Remarks: All online material can only be accessed using desktop or laptop computer. iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone or Android devices are not supported.