Movement and Relaxation is a semester long course that will allow students to explore and practice various methods of movement which produce and promote relaxation. Students will discuss stress, its causes, its signs and symptoms and will learn methods for preventing, coping with and/or relieving stress. Popular mind-body fitness methods such as Yoga, Pilates, Qi Gong, and Tai Chi will be examined and performed within this course. Movement origins and historical foundations will initiate each movement method explored. Student will individually perform activities, occasionally assisting each other for correct posture and form. Video analysis will be used for assessment. This course utilizes a proficiency based grading structure.


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