Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Trap Yoga Comes to UMSL

University Program Board (UPB) realizes that college life can be hectic and that college students need time to themselves to slow down, relax, and connect with their inner spiritual self. So, on March 14th the UPB hosted an event Spirituali-TEA. Some of our ambassadors attended the event which featured a trap yoga session taught by Nikole Brown. Nikole teaches classes every Sunday at 10am at Mindful Movements.

Trap yoga is a form of power yoga to trap music. There is a large demographic missing in yoga, the black community. Trap yoga attempts to reach out to this audience by putting music from their everyday life into it. It breaks down the stereotypical image in of what yoga is, what is looks like, and who does it.

This class was an hour of power yoga that involved a lot of arm and core strength. Some of our new yogi students were caught falling over, but still enjoyed themselves and learning something new. Of course the next few days left them all sore, but looking forward to potentially more classes in the future. Yoga, trap or not, is a great space to focus on your breath as well as your emotional and physical well-being.

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