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Roots of Imagery for Alignment

Eric Franklin

Eric Franklin is director and founder of the Institute for Franklin Method in Wetzikon, Switzerland. He has more than 35 years of experience as a dancer and choreographer, and he has shared imagery techniques in his teaching since 1986. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook Chapter

...Approximately 35,000 years ago, there appears to have been a sudden expansion in the creation of body ornamentation and the use of visual imagery. This flowering of the visual sense did not coincide with an expansion in brain mass, which...

Yoga for Children

Stephen J. Virgilio

Stephen J. Virgilio, PhD, is a professor of physical education at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. He has researched and studied childhood obesity and fitness education for over 30 years. He taught elementary physical education for six years before earning his doctorate from Florida State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fitness Education for Children : A Team Approach

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook Chapter

...Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self-control. Energy within and energy without.—Ymber DelectoSince the early 1990s, parents, teachers, and administrators have been increasingly aware...

Rib Cage

Eric Franklin

Eric Franklin is director and founder of the Institute for Franklin Method in Wetzikon, Switzerland. He has more than 35 years of experience as a dancer and choreographer, and he has shared imagery techniques in his teaching since 1986. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Breathing for Peak Performance : Functional Exercises for Dance, Yoga, and Pilates

Human Kinetics, 2019

Ebook Chapter

...The thoracic wall consists of 12 ribs, the thoracic spine, the sternum, and an array of articulations, muscles, and ligaments. The interaction of these parts is complex, and it is important for breathing, spinal stability, and movement...

Diaphragm

Eric Franklin

Eric Franklin is director and founder of the Institute for Franklin Method in Wetzikon, Switzerland. He has more than 35 years of experience as a dancer and choreographer, and he has shared imagery techniques in his teaching since 1986. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Breathing for Peak Performance : Functional Exercises for Dance, Yoga, and Pilates

Human Kinetics, 2019

Ebook Chapter

...The diaphragm is a muscular dome that extends along the bottom of the rib cage. In doing so, it separates the thoracic from the abdominal cavity. It is shaped like a boomerang with a flat tendon at its center (figure 1.1).The diaphragm...

Lungs

Eric Franklin

Eric Franklin is director and founder of the Institute for Franklin Method in Wetzikon, Switzerland. He has more than 35 years of experience as a dancer and choreographer, and he has shared imagery techniques in his teaching since 1986. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Breathing for Peak Performance : Functional Exercises for Dance, Yoga, and Pilates

Human Kinetics, 2019

Ebook Chapter

...Located in the chest cavity, the lungs are two large organs of respiration and ventilation. They are responsible for aerating the blood. Ventilation is the process of bringing air into the lungs, and respiration is the process of gas...

Breathing and Relaxation Exercises

Nanette E. Tummers

Nanette E. Tummers, EdD, is an associate professor of health and physical education at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Connecticut. Since 1995 she has been teaching stress management skills and providing people with the tools they need to cope with stress. Her audiences have run the gamut from preschool through college students and youth and adults in recovery programs. Dr. Tummers conducted her doctoral and postdoctoral research on stress management tools and has carried out service projects involving at-risk students and other groups. She has also been a reviewer for books and journals on material relating to stress management. In her spare time, Dr. Tummers enjoys hiking with her dogs, landscaping, being outdoors, and volunteering in her community. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Teaching Yoga for Life : Preparing Children and Teens for Healthy, Balanced Living

Human Kinetics, 2009

Ebook Chapter

...This chapter provides ideas for teaching the most important skills of yoga for healthy and balanced living. These skills include helping students shift their attention and energy appropriately to yoga or any activity and helping students...

Muscles of Breathing

Eric Franklin

Eric Franklin is director and founder of the Institute for Franklin Method in Wetzikon, Switzerland. He has more than 35 years of experience as a dancer and choreographer, and he has shared imagery techniques in his teaching since 1986. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Breathing for Peak Performance : Functional Exercises for Dance, Yoga, and Pilates

Human Kinetics, 2019

Ebook Chapter

...Any muscle that attaches to the thorax can potentially assist with breathing. Many of these muscles are involved in the movement of the upper and lower extremities as well as stabilization of the spine and thorax. These muscles only come...

Infusing Themes Into Yoga Classes

Nanette E. Tummers

Nanette E. Tummers, EdD, is an associate professor of health and physical education at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Connecticut. Since 1995 she has been teaching stress management skills and providing people with the tools they need to cope with stress. Her audiences have run the gamut from preschool through college students and youth and adults in recovery programs. Dr. Tummers conducted her doctoral and postdoctoral research on stress management tools and has carried out service projects involving at-risk students and other groups. She has also been a reviewer for books and journals on material relating to stress management. In her spare time, Dr. Tummers enjoys hiking with her dogs, landscaping, being outdoors, and volunteering in her community. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Teaching Yoga for Life : Preparing Children and Teens for Healthy, Balanced Living

Human Kinetics, 2009

Ebook Chapter

...Yoga is a lifelong practice of healthy and balanced living. The teachings of yoga are universal and will help students enjoy a holistic activity that integrates the body, the spirit, and the mind. Yoga games offered here are examples...

Yoga Lesson and Unit Plans

Nanette E. Tummers

Nanette E. Tummers, EdD, is an associate professor of health and physical education at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Connecticut. Since 1995 she has been teaching stress management skills and providing people with the tools they need to cope with stress. Her audiences have run the gamut from preschool through college students and youth and adults in recovery programs. Dr. Tummers conducted her doctoral and postdoctoral research on stress management tools and has carried out service projects involving at-risk students and other groups. She has also been a reviewer for books and journals on material relating to stress management. In her spare time, Dr. Tummers enjoys hiking with her dogs, landscaping, being outdoors, and volunteering in her community. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Teaching Yoga for Life : Preparing Children and Teens for Healthy, Balanced Living

Human Kinetics, 2009

Ebook Chapter

...Yoga is an exceptional activity for educating the whole child. With this intention, the yoga lesson plan should be designed to allow for flow and maximum participation and benefits for all students. A yoga lesson can follow a traditional...

Yoga

Doris L. Watson

Doris L. Watson, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of educational psychology and higher education at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Watson serves as assistant chair and graduate coordinator. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Brian D. Clocksin

Brian D. Clocksin, PhD, is chairman of the department of movement and sports science and associate professor of movement and sports science at the University of La Verne in La Verne, California. Clocksin previously taught at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, as an associate professor in the department of physical education and sport science, where he taught courses in physical education methods, adapted physical education, adventure education, and motor behavior. In addition to his teaching duties, Clocksin served as the graduate coordinator for the department of physical education and sport sciences. He also ran Moving and Shaking with Hofstra (MASH), an after-school physical activity program for fourth- through fifth-grade students that used the TPSR model. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Using Physical Activity and Sport to Teach Personal and Social Responsibility

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook Chapter

...Teaching Yoga for Life by Nanette E. Tummers (2009) is the primary resource for content in this chapter. In addition to having produced a tremendous and enormously user-friendly resource, Tummers has included a section in which she infuses...