“Guided Meditation”… AKA Nap Time

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!

We decorated hands during art therapy and then hung them up! Mine is the yellow one in the middle!

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.

Taking silly photos with a friend! I’m a bird!

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…..

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