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Fitness Yoga: A Guide for Fitness Professionals from the American Council on Exercise

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SKU:
9781585189335
Author:
American Council on Exercise (ACE)
Published:
2005
Length:
57 pages
Author Url:
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As the industry continues to expand, evolve, and redefine itself, yoga is increasingly recognized as a viable component of fitness. The intent of this book is to educate and give guidance to fitness professionals who wish to teach yoga.

Topics covered include:
  • Introduction to fitness yoga
  • Teaching a yoga class (equipment, environment, music, personal limitations, modifications, and exercise leadership)
  • Basic asana repertoire (standing poses, balancing posture, seated poses, prone poses, supine poses, inverted pose, sun salutation, and power yoga)
  • Breath awareness
  • Programming (frequency of practice, components, safety rules, injury prevention, contraindications/high-risk poses, intensity monitoring and controversial poses)
  • Yoga teacher standards and certifications