Resistance Bands 101

by Laurel Beversdorf

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Description

Resistance bands are commonly associated with physical therapy and fitness programs—not so much yoga asana settings. But if you’ve been practicing or teaching poses and sequences for years, bands can be invaluable tools that challenge you and your client's bodies and minds in new ways and keep them strong and agile. In this program Laurel teaches you body science, band techniques, and innovative practices, so you can increase resilience, enhance body perception... and pass these techniques on to your clientele.

Join Laurel Beversdorf—yoga and movement educator, creator of Body of Knowledge, modern movement science workshops, and co-founder of Movement Logic, online movement therapy tutorials— for this online course that shows you how to incorporate resistance bands into your practice and your training toolbox. Get ready to make exciting discoveries as learn how to help your client's build strength, flexibility, and precision. Thanks to the ways resistance bands inform awareness and control, you may feel some results right away.


Available Course Credits

AASFP
1.20
ACE
1.20
ACTION
1.20
AFAA
12.00
AFPA
12.00
CHEK
12.00
FAI
12.00
IFPA
12.00
ISSA
12.00
NASM
1.20
NCCPT
12.00
NCEP
12.00
NCSF
6.00
NESTA
1.20
NETA
12.00
NFPT
2.40
NIEW
1.20
NSPA
12.00
PAI
12.00
PTAG
12.00
PTIA
12.00
W.I.T.S.
12.00
Yoga Alliance
12.00

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how resistance bands increase strength and flexibility, may mitigate pain, and can harmonize muscular imbalances
  • Dive into a few key biomechanical concepts, like adaptation and stress, which aren’t normally discussed in yoga classes and teacher trainings
  • Explore how the bands increase strength and refine your body maps (representations of your body in the brain that help facilitate awareness and control movement)
  • Experience the benefits of bands for yourself through innovative practices
  • Increase strength and skill in your yoga practice

Course Procedure

  1. Enroll in the course.
  2. View the course content.
  3. Take the test. (You must score 80% to pass. If you do not pass, you may retake the test.)
  4. Print your certificate of completion.

Course Content

Module 1: Welcome!
Module
Module 2: Introduction
Module
Module 3: Beginner Sun Salutations
Module
Module 4: Standing Poses
Module
Module 5: Backbends
Module
Module 6: Arm Balances
Module
Module 7: Inversions
Module
Module 8: Sitting Poses
Module
Resistance Bands 101 Final Exam
Module

About the Author

Laurel Beversdorf

Laurel Beversdorf IDEA Author/Presenter

Laurel Beversdorf, YACEP, E-RYT 500, is an international yoga educator, the creator of Yoga with Resistance Bands classes and trainings and Body of Knowledge anatomy and biomechanics workshops, and a Yoga Tune Up® and Roll Model® trainer. Laurel regularly presents trainings and workshops at locations like Kripalu, YogaWorks, and studios around the world. Her classes blend strength training, rehabilitation practices, myofascial release, and yoga. Laurel has written for Yoga Journal, Shut Up & Yoga, and the Tune Up Fitness Blog. A Wisconsin native, she lives in New York City with her husband, baby girl, and two cats.

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