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Course Number:
PE 184M
Course Title:
Meditation: Mind-Body Fitness I
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
30

Course Description

Introduces a variety of techniques and methods for actively meditating. Emphasizes the overall value and benefits of a meditation practice for reducing stress, increasing relaxation, postural and breath awareness, wellness, and mind-body fitness. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. Apply different methods of meditation.
  2. Apply meditation techniques and mindful practice into daily living. 
  3. Improve the mind-body connection as it relates to physical conditioning through participation in meditation activities.
  4. Integrate safe and enjoyable meditative activities into an overall lifelong fitness, health, and wellness program.

Aspirational Goals

Recognize and apply both the values and benefits of an on-going meditation practice

Course Activities and Design

Identify and apply relaxation techniques for stress reduction

Practice a wide variety of meditation styles 

Relaxation techniques

Affirmations

Visualizations 

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Active Attendance, Participation & Effort Records
  2. Personal Programs
  3. Personal Diary, Journal or Log
  4. Research Project
  5. Written Assignments
  6. Discussion Board Assignments

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Introduction to various meditation styles, philosophies and language

How to work with thinking that arises while practicing mindfulness

Techniques for meeting and navigating emotions

Practices that cultivate positive states of mind like gratitude, kindness, joy & compassion

The role mindfulness plays in physical wellbeing, communication and social interaction

Support for developing a daily sitting practice

Stress busters – quick and effective ways for you to reduce stress

Body scanning – to identify where tension is held

Focus on breath and breath control  

Kinesthetic Awareness & Postural Alignment - body, visual and movement meditations

Experience the relationship between mind, body and spirit