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Garland Jones, Wallyne Chery & Johana Mayorga Stress Management LEI 3724 Activity : Yoga For Beginners Source : N/A Equipment Needed : Yoga mats, and a large area indoor or outdoors Activity Description : 1.) The group will start with their eyes closed and incorporate basic breathing techniques. 2.) Roll shoulders and then arms, then begin basic yoga exercises (example given): 3.) Makes sure that breathing is practiced during each exercise. Leadership Considerations : Increasing flexibility: yoga has positions that act upon the various joints of the body including those joints that are never really on the ‘radar screen’ let alone exercised. Increasing lubrication of the joints, ligaments and tendons: likewise, the well- researched yoga positions exercise the different tendons and ligaments of the body. Massaging of all organs of the body: Yoga is perhaps the only form of activity which massages all the internal glands and organs of the body in a thorough
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Unformatted text preview: manner, including those – such as the prostate - that hardly get externally stimulated during our entire lifetime. Yoga acts in a wholesome manner on the various body parts. This stimulation and massage of the organs in turn benefits us by keeping away disease and providing a forewarning at the first possible instance of a likely onset of disease or disorder. Notes : Surprisingly it has been found that the body which may have been quite rigid starts experiencing a remarkable flexibility in even those parts which have not been consciously work upon. Why? It is here that the remarkable research behind yoga positions proves its mettle. Seemingly unrelated “non strenuous” yoga positions act upon certain parts of the body in an interrelated manner. When done together, they work in harmony to create a situation where flexibility is attained relatively easily....
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