Therapeutic yoga has become part of health care across the U.S. This course is designed to demystify the ancient science of yoga and to make it available as an integrative therapeutic tool for older adults and those serving them. Gentle poses practiced with awareness of one's breathing can bring about many benefits to one's health, improving flexibility and the circulation of blood and lymph. Deep progressive relaxation and breathing practices calm the mind and increase vital lung capacity. Techniques of Raja Yoga are very useful in cognitive restructuring for stress and pain management. Yoga practices help one come back to the center, to the spirit, and to empower the elderly with knowledge of self-care as a complement to traditional health care. This course does not offer yoga practice on the mat but will include aspects of yoga practice.
916.226.01 Homewood Cost-$210 Monday, March 2-April 6, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission. Spouse/same-sex domestic partners are eligible for 50% remission.
You will be unable to register online and receive the discount.
Call 410-516-8516 for more information.