As a college student, your life changes quickly. You meet new people, gain new experiences, and explore new ideas. In addition to that, you’re also learning how to be an adult, taking classes, working part-time, balancing a social life, and, let’s not forget – trying to find time to take care of yourself. There’s no denying it – that is a lot!
As students, there are so many things competing for your time and attention – athletics, student groups, friends, schoolwork – everything seems to be pulling you in different directions. All of this can make it challenging to find balance and remain focused on what’s important to you.
Exercise, positive relationships, stress management, and some R&R are crucial to thriving in college and life. There should be a good balance between your academic life and enjoying the freedom of being away from home.
“When I taught yoga classes to students on a major college campus, I quickly discovered how much a healthy body supports a productive mind. Students would come in feeling tired and stressed and leave with this new energy and fire, paired with a sense of ease to carry them into another challenging week of classes.” – Mallory Marie, RYT-200 and CY Yoga Instructor.
“When I can’t practice yoga regularly, it affects my performance in school and my ability to deal with the stresses that go along with life as a student.” – Cassidy L, TCU Student.
College is a time for self-discovery – finding out who you are, your values, how you identify as an individual and your place in the world.
It can be life-changing when you implement activities that not only make you sweat but also keep you grounded, help you maintain your physical and mental health, and support a positive state of mind.
Yoga is a mind and body practice that combines meditation, movement, and breathing all in one to help improve mental clarity and physical wellness.
“Yoga develops inner awareness. It focuses your attention on your body’s abilities at the present moment. It helps develop breath and strength of mind and body.” – Harvard Health.
Campus Yoga exists for these reasons. Our community-based program offers students the chance to improve their mental and physical health and connect with like-minded individuals in a safe and supportive environment. Campus Yoga allows students to participate in live yoga from the comfort of their dorm or in a group with fellow students.
Students, we encourage you to practice yoga and take control of your mind and body. Feel free to let go of any unwanted ingrained patterns of youth, take charge of your future, and tackle college life with strength and grace.
The Campus Yoga Team