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Featured Artist: Karlie Heynneman enlightens Chico’s yoga scene

Karlie Heynneman led students into multiple poses throughout the event. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Emily Neria

September 23, 2019

A Wildcat Recreational Center instructor led Chico State students through yoga exercises at a glowing yoga (Gloga) event in the BMU Auditorium on Tuesday night. Gloga took place in a dark room with blacklights where participants were encouraged to decorate themselves with glow-in-the-dark body paint an...

Gloga draws students to yoga, meeting new friends

165 students were signed up to participate in Gloga. Photo credit: Mathew Boe

Kendall George

February 7, 2019

Backs arched as students from all walks of campus life came together to bask in neon paints and black lights, practice yoga and listen to psychedelic instrumental music for "Gloga." This event has taken Chico State by storm, bringing 165 people to the BMU Auditorium Tuesday night from 6:30-8 p.m. I...

Yoga proving to be the newest hit for Chico State athletics

Jalen McFerren, Chico State basketball player, poses in the Warrior I stance. The Warrior I stance strengthens feet, hamstrings, quadriceps, gluteus and builds core power. Photo credit: Carly Maxstone

Courtney Chapman

March 14, 2018

“When I was a freshman, I remember thinking, ‘What the heck am I doing?’ I didn’t understand why we were doing yoga,” said Corey Silverstrom, one of Chico State men's basketball team's leading scorers last season, about hearing that he would be doing yoga with the team. Bu...

Yoga and you

Junior Dejohnette Williams does yoga in the small park next to Glenn Hall Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Danielle Pubill

September 8, 2016

When thinking of yoga, the image of black stretch pants and colorful mats might come to the mind before the health benefits that yoga can offer. Yoga has been around for 5,000 years and was created by the Indus-Savasvati civilization in India. The growing trend of yoga across America is only a recent development, as several college campuses have turned the practice into...

Let’s get physical

Photo credit: Helen Suh

Joann Chevaillier

April 12, 2016

When I am in school everything else seems to be put on hold, and sadly this includes working out and other physical activities. For some reason I get it in my head that I am to busy and don't have time for it. Not being active creates many problems for me. I am prone to fighting depression, turning to alco...

Men’s basketball team incorporates yoga into practices

The 2014 men's basketball team practices the uttanasana pose during a yoga session. Photo courtesy of Rex Stromness.

December 8, 2015

Four years ago, yoga instructor Rex Stromness introduced yoga to the Chico State men’s basketball team as a way to prevent injuries on the court. Every preseason now consists of seven weeks devoted to hour-long yoga sessions twice a week. Since then, head coach Greg Clink has seen a big improvement in...

Bend into AcroYoga

Maggie Berrier holds a difficult position on a bridge near the water of Mt. Shasta with help from her fellow AcroYoga friends. Photo courtesy of Maggie Berrier.

Alisa Thorsen

August 24, 2015

Last fall Sara McGuire, Chico State junior, went to Lower Bidwell with her friends. She was playfully doing hand stands when she was approached by the Chico State Acrobatics Club. The club explained that they were an organization that met weekly to work on an art form they were passionate about— AcroYoga....

Managing stress with mindfulness

Valerie Teegardin

Valerie Teegardin

February 18, 2014

I have many regrets in life, and taking that one yoga class at a 24-Hour Fitness back in high school comes close to topping the list. I only signed up to ward off summer boredom. At the end of that yoga class I found myself silently shaking in a vain attempt to contain my laughter, while the rest of th...

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