All of the Adventure Learning Program’s weekly activities, enables participants the opportunity to step outside of their comfort zone to conquer fears, build confidence, self-esteem and self-reliance, all while developing social connections.
A common misconception about yoga is the belief that the main component of the practice is stretching muscles to increase flexibility. Yoga is not only a physically rigorous activity that requires full body engagement but it also encompasses a moving meditative quality that can offer deep personal inquiry and teach principle-based tools to bring into everyday life.
Yoga addresses all aspects of health and wellness through building physical strength as well as creating mental, emotional, and spiritual awareness. Through this practice, participants are taught to connect their mind and body by encouraging them to respond to uncomfortable sensations and stimuli with breath and mental focus. Developing this skill allows one to control impulses and release negative/distracting thoughts by staying in the physical pose rather than reacting with avoidance of the discomfort. Through practice of yoga participants are able to discover insights into their life, behavior, and thought processes thereby enabling them to make choice-based decisions.
Yoga is known to decrease stress, relieve anxiety and depression, and can improve quality of life through alleviating common health complaints like chronic pain, poor sleep, and migraines. This ancient practice has also been found to lower blood pressure, decrease levels of cortisol, and reduce inflammation all while strengthening core muscles groups to maintain mobility and balance.
The Adventure Learning Program partners with Lily Kugler who is a certified yoga teacher and works with various Houston Yoga Studios to provide yoga to participants. The Adventure Learning Program also incorporates yoga into many of their extended expeditions and retreats.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat and towel if they have access to these items. The Adventure Learning Program has a limited amount of yoga equipment to provided and is willing to accommodate their participants with what is available.
If you don’t have your own mat and towel, you can borrow one of ours but participants are required to bring clothes that allow free range of movement. Also, a refillable water bottle! Good for you, good for the environment…balance achieved!
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