Course: Theory and didactics of yoga

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Course title Theory and didactics of yoga
Course code KTS/TDJ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study 2
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Malátová Renata, doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction to Yoga. 2. The ethical aspects of yoga. 3. Another styles of yoga. 4. Yoga anatomy. 5. Preparatory exercises of yoga, yoga exercises, Asana. 6. Hatha Yoga. 7. Relaxation. 8. Purification techniques. 9. Bandhy and mudry. 10. Breathing exercises, pranayama. 11. Internal yoga. 12. Didactic principles applying yoga. Lesson of yoga. Indications and contraindications of yoga exercises. 13. Age-specific yoga exercises. Yoga therapy. 14. Gítananda Dr. Swami and his textbook of yoga.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Demonstration, Skills training
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the basic principles of classical yoga.
Knowledge of basic forms, methods of yoga and relaxation techniques.
Prerequisites
none

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination, Student performance assessment, Test

Active participation in class, 80% of active participation in seminars, knowledge test.
Recommended literature
  • GÍTÁNANDA:. Jóga krok za krokem. Olomouc: Dobra & FONTÁNA, 1999. 364 s. ISBN 8086179389.
  • KRIYANANDA:. Rádžajóga. Vyd. 1. Olomouc: Fontána, 2004. 288 s. ISBN 8073361396.
  • LYSEBETH, André van:. Cvičíme jógu. Praha: Olympia, 1973.
  • LYSEBETH, André Van:. Jóga [Lysebeth, 3. vyd.]. 3. vyd. Praha: Olympia, 1984. 275 s.
  • LYSEBETH, André van:. Tantra: kult ženského principu, aneb, jiný pohled na život a sex. Translated by Jiří Vízner. Vyd. 1. Praha: Argo, 1995. 486 s. ISBN 80-85794-40-3.
  • MAHESHWARANANDA:. Jóga proti bolestem v zádech: terapeutická cvičení doplněná o relaxační a dechové techniky. Edited by Harriet Bucher. Vyd. 1. Střílky: DNM import-export, 2003. 204 s. ISBN 8090320031.
  • MAHESHWARANANDA:. Skryté síly v člověku. Translated by Milena Hübschmannová. 1. vyd. V Praze: Mladá fronta, 1992. 178 s. ISBN 80-204-0317-5.
  • MAHESHWARANANDA:. The system "Yoga in daily life". 2st ed. Vienna: Ibera Verlag, 2005. 448 s. ISBN 3850520005.
  • MAHÉŠVARÁNANDA:. Paramhans. Systém "Jóga v denním životě" : Das System "Yoga im täglichen Leben" (Orig.). Vyd. 1. Vídeň: Ibera Verlag, 2000. 448 s. ISBN 3-85052-003-X.
  • Mihulová, M., Svoboda, M.:. Abeceda jógy. Liberec: Santal. 1995.
  • POLÁŠEK, Milan:. Joga osem stupňov výcviku. Bratislava: Šport, 1990. ISBN 80-7096-075-2.
  • VAN LYSEBETH, André:. Jóga. Vyd. 4., v nakl. Argo 1. Praha: Argo, 1998. 271 s. ISBN 80-7203-073-6.
  • VAN LYSEBETH, André:. Pránájáma: technika dechu. Vyd. 1. Praha: Argo, 1999. 304 s. ISBN 80-7203-172-4.
  • VOTAVA, Jiří:. Jóga očima lékařů. Vyd. 1. Praha: Avicenum, zdravotnické nakladatelství, 1988. 170 s.


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