Thursday, December 6, 2007
Two weeks before finals and you could already see the stressed looks around campus. Thursday, December 6, 2007, twenty-one students gathered together at the
Each student grabbed a yoga mat and took a position on the floor. The workshop started out with simple breathing techniques and advanced to poses. For those students who were unable to do the full poses, they were taught modifications so that they could still participate. Ms Nemetz explained how everyone needed to learn to fall before they could master a pose. The fear of falling could limit one’s experience -- a good lesson to be learned as it applies to much more than yoga.
Ms Nemetz encouraged students to let loose and even walk up the walls. The workshop allowed the Honors students break away from life’s everyday frustrations. During the relaxation period, each student was giving a chance to receive a shoulder adjustment to further the relaxation process as they lay there in the darkened room, practicing breathing exercises and listening to calming music.
As Mary Beth Dixon reflected, “Lauri was an awesome instructor and challenged me to relax and divert my strength to poses. After class, I felt so relieved and rejuvenated. Finals, what finals?”
For those of you who would like to de-stress yourselves, there are classes being offered weekly at the