The relaxation refreshes me so I can end my day strong, whether I have meetings from extracurriculars or homework to finish. So far, my yoga class has taught me various ways to gain energy and let energy go through non-traditional ways. I thought that my yoga class would simply be going through moves, but it is so much more.  We are learning the why and how of each position we practice. Not only have the positions been useful in my day to day life, I slowly feel my stretching abilities strengthen. I feel less pain in my back and strive every day to have better posture.

Another unique aspect of this yoga class is the Wellness Journal we are required to keep. With the Wellness Journal, I have been given the opportunity, every night, to look back on my day and write down how much I exercised and how my mind was feeling. This has enabled me to slow down and truly remember all I’ve accomplished in a day and how I can improve the next.

Overall, I am grateful for these new experiences I have been given to try and hope to continue moving forward as a part of my long-term wellness journey.