Rice Yoga Club

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Upcoming events:
Health and Happiness workshop with renowned Master Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Dates: Oct 30, Oct 31, Nov 1
Details here

Place and time for next yoga session:
Sunday 5th October 2008:
Humanities 117
4:00pm to 5:30pm: Yoga


Humanities 117
5:30pm to 7:00pm: Sudarshan Kriya

Yoga is a discipline to unite the different aspects of our being (body/breath/mind, etc) in harmony. Yoga originated in India several thousands of years back, and this system of self-develpoment has acquired immense popularity in recent years. Here is a short FAQ on yoga.

The yoga club conducts two main activities: weekly yoga sessions and occasional Art of Living courses at Rice University. Besides this, we also conduct special yoga sessions (such as during study break), and organize talks on yoga.

Weekly yoga sessions are held on Sundays, from 4:00 to 5:20pm. The sessions focus mainly on body postures (asanas), including warm-ups, dynamic flow of postures such as the Sun salutation (see external links to sun salutation: [1], [2]), static postures, and relaxation. Occasionally we also have meditation sessions. Feel free to join us during the yoga sessions, and experience the relaxing and rejuvanating effects of yoga postures! The weekly yoga is free to all (whether or not you are affiliated to Rice). Before coming to a weekly yoga session conducted by the club, please remember to bring a yoga mat/ towel to do yoga on. A few other recommendations:

Art of Living courses: The yoga club also hosts Art of Living courses on a regular basis. This workshop is an experiential seminar of yogic techniques and self-awareness, with main focus on the breath. An invaluable aspect of the course, the Sudarshan Kriya is a simple yet powerful breathing exercise that de-stresses and detoxifies the body and mind, bringing harmony across all levels of our being. The effects of the techniqes taught in this course are immediate and tangible. Numerous people have reported healing effects, at both physical and mental levels, after practising these techniques. The schedule of Art of Living courses at Rice will be posted in this website.


Locations for yoga activity
Parking: If you are a visitor (ie., not affiliated with Rice), you may park on the side streets -- Ashby or Kent -- opposite to entrances 20 and 21 of Rice University.


The yoga club activities are held in one of the following locations at Rice:

Farnsworth pavillion
The
Farnsworth pavillion is located at the student's center.
WALKING directions from Entrance 20:
Enter Rice University through entrance 20 and keep walking till you reach the second stop sign. You will see the student center across the street, to your left side. The Farnsworth pavilion is located in the 1st floor of the student center.
NOTE: It takes about 5 to 10 minutes to walk to Farnsworth pavilion from Ashby/Kent where you parked. Please plan so that you arrive at the yoga venue on time.

Humanities Building Room 117
WALKING directions from Entrance 20:
Enter Rice University through entrance 20 and keep walking till you reach the 3rd stop sign. Make a left at his stop sign. The humanities building will appear on your left side, opposite to Baker college (you can see a big board that says "Baker college" on your right). Once you are inside the Humanities building, you will find room 117 in the 1st floor.
NOTE: It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to walk to Humanities 117 from Ashby/Kent where you parked. Please plan so that you arrive at the yoga venue on time.

OISS Lobby, located at Abercrombie building
(OISS=Office of International Students and Scholars) For directions, see
OISS directions 1 , or OISS directions 2 (and choose Abercrombie building).


To contact us, please email Shriram Sarvotham, the yoga club president at shri at rice dot edu.

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