Rutgers held a Night of Relaxation event for students who work in Student Life to celebrate a great semester and to de-stress before final exams. There were stations for massages, art therapy, food, games, yoga, meditation, and more!
I wasn’t supposed to be able to go because Student Life actually scheduled me to work that night (of course). But then some angel from the heavens above heard my cry and I got a phone call from my manager saying that she didn’t need me to come in because they were over-staffed. I was dressed and in the building already… so I was a little upset at first… but then I realized it meant I could go to the Night of Relaxation with my co-workers! 🙂
When they announced that yoga was about to begin, I got so excited! I hadn’t done yoga since the Spring semester of last school year! Oh, it felt so good to experience Shavasana again.
Just when I thought things couldn’t get any better, they announced that there was about to be guided meditation. Wow! I think meditation is awesome and I have never had the chance to go to a legitimate guided meditation session before. I wanted to try it out! So I did.
The meditation instructor guy mentions how he’s a licensed hypnotherapist and frequently leads meditation classes. I thought to myself, “Oh ok, that’s cool.” Laying down, I listened to his words and followed his instructions step-by-step. He had me loosening up and clearing my mind. I wish I could tell you more about it but the next thing I remember, he was beside me looking down saying, “Hey bud, you can start to wake up now,” and as I looked around feeling so confused, I saw other people standing up getting their things together. What?
I fell asleep!? How? (And in public, no less! The thought of sleeping in public freaks me out.)
I don’t know how he managed to do it but he was GOOD. I don’t remember anything and woke up feeling so much better after my nap. I was a little embarrassed though! Everyone saw me asleep when the class ended…..