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July 16, 2012

Upcoming series to offer variety of ways to cope with stress

WorkLife Programs is offering its popular nine-week series, "Stress Relief and Reduction," again this fall. The session begins Aug. 1 and runs through Sept. 26.

During this interactive series, participants will learn how to deal with stressors and practice techniques to feel more energized. Participants will learn and practice deep breathing, guided imagery, yoga, meditation, qigong, progressive muscle relaxation, tai chi, aromatherapy, and stretching/low-impact aerobics.

All sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. The first two sessions are:

Deep Breathing and Guided Imagery

Aug. 1. 12:10-12:50 p.m. FREH 2-1, 2-2.

Guided imagery is a technique to direct thoughts and suggestions that direct your imagination toward a relaxed, focused state. Participants will practice deep breathing and using their senses to connect their body and mind and respond as though what they are imagining is real.

Yoga for Relaxation

Aug. 8. 12:10-12:50 p.m. FREH 1-1, 1-2.

This slow flow yoga class emphasizes opening and restorative postures. Through breath work, gentle movement, and deep holds, this all-levels practice is designed to restore the body and renew the spirit. Please wear tennis shoes and bring a yoga mat, beach towel, or blanket.

All sessions offered in the series are listed at www.purdue.edu/worklife.

To register for the nine-week series or to select individual sessions, go to www.purdue.edu/worklife and log in with your career account and password, or call WorkLife Programs at 49-45461.

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