Having a hard time dealing with the stresses of school?
The Thought Lot Contemporary Arts Center may be able to help with its Vinyasa yoga.
Vinyasa yoga is a type of yoga that emphasizes breathing and stretching simultaneously.
The point of this type of yoga is to tone one’s body but also to relieve stress, enhance flexibility and improve mental health.
The Thought Lot hosts Vinyasa yoga on Mondays from 6 to 7 p.m. and on Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m.
Monday sessions are for beginners and Tuesday sessions are for the more advanced.
There is a $5 admission fee to join the session and participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat.
Sessions are led by Sarah Taylor, a graduate of Shippensburg University and a certified yoga instructor.
Meditation sessions are also offered on Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. immediately after yoga.
These sessions are led by Bryan Hammond a graduate student at SU who has been practicing meditation for 10 years.
The point of meditation is to focus one’s thoughts and energy.
One should not stop thinking, but produce productive thoughts and self reflection.
Overall, meditation is to help one detach ones self from the stresses of everyday life.
“Monday’s meditation and yoga are a perfect combination for people that are interested in learning the basics of Eastern philosophy,” said Aaron Treher, The Thought Lot’s arts director and curator.
Treher believes that having yoga and meditation in the contemporary arts center is fitting, considering both could be seen as an art form because of the mental well being yoga and meditation can create.
“Yoga is a perfect way to keep your body fit and your mind healthy,” Treher said.
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