2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CPSYC 2451 Yoga for Mental and Emotional Health

This course explores how yoga can be used as a tool for mental and emotional health. Drawing on philosophical and theoretical principles of yoga, students will learn how yoga postures, breathing, and mindfulness meditation techniques can be used to promote emotional balance, healing, and growth. Specific emphasis will be given to mental health topics of primary concern to college students: depression, anxiety, body image, trauma, and addiction. Students will engage in a variety of yoga practices focused on developing practical skills to strengthen their capacity for inner witness consciousness, self-soothing, grounding, and self-regulation. Students will be guided to develop and maintain a personal yoga practice customized to their health needs and will complete a research project related to a topic of personal health interest.




Fall and Summer