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IE YOGA CLUB: YOGA SESSIONS

Written on July 23, 2018 by Campus Life in Sports

During our time as IE Yoga Club coordinators we focused on making sure that our message and activities were available and ready for everyone.

We wanted to make sure that as many people as possible tried yoga and meditation and could experience its incredible benefits.

Life as a student can be really stressful and students can suffer from anxiety, bad sleeping and eating habits and in general a lack of physical activity that can lead to feeling unhealthy.

This is why we always focused on having weekly activities ready for our students to join. We usually had yoga classes taught by the coordinators every Monday or Wednesday and two meditation classes a week depending on the level (beginners or advanced).

In our yoga sessions, some of them taught by me, we made sure we emphasized the importance of breathing as a way to calm our body but also help you during your practice in terms of balance and cooling off the body.

We usually taught dynamic styles of yoga, like Vinyasa or Hatha, because we realized the need for movement. We as students were spending many hours a day sitting in a chair, so we wanted to make sure that our yogis were moving and breathing in what we thought was a form of moving meditation.

During the classes we usually started with breathing techniques to bring the awareness back to the body and the breath, and then started moving slowly. We started heating the body with some sun salutations and moved all the way through standing poses, twists, inversions and backbends.

The classes were usually aimed for beginners but the reality was that we had an all levels class very frequently. Therefore, we usually gave several options for the postures depending on were our students were in their practice and how they were feeling that day.

During this months as coordinators of the club we had a beautiful experience, getting to know people from many different masters and nationalities. We also had a great time among coordinators, trying to organize our events and resources as best as we could.

This experience was a great learning opportunity and we hope we have impacted our yoga students in the best way possible and that they continue their practice through their lives as a tool to a better, happier life.

Carmen Gracia
IE Yoga Club Vice-President & Certified Yoga Instructor

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