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Yoga seeks to strengthen both body and mind

What once was practiced more than 5,000 years ago as part of a quest for improved health and being in-tune with oneself has now spread across the world as a way to improve both mental and physical states of being. “The thing about yoga is that it improves endurance, flexibility, balance and postures,” SCSU Fitness Coordinator Chris Haukos said. “When you do yoga you focus on breathing. It helps improve imbalances in your body as well.” Offered during the fall semester Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. and then again in the evenings Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m. Haukos said yoga is something that has tremendous benefits for participants. “In our industrial world, some of our muscles get strong and then they get over tight,” Haukos said. Attributing this to the basics of most students’ daily lives of sitting at a computer or engaging in other physical activities such… Keep Reading

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Reduce, Reuse and Husky Re-cycle

Originally started by a local eagle scout to help benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Central Minnesota, SCSU’s Outdoor Endeavors has taken the concept of reduce, reuse, and Re-cycle to a whole other level. Taken over the by university around 2005, the concept of a bike sharing program on the SCSU campus was modeled after the bike sharing programs in European countries, particularly in Scandinavia. Using old bikes donated from the community, Outdoor Endeavors soon embarked on a project that would help students get around campus. And while the program was started with good intentions, Coordinator for Experiential Programs for Outdoor Endeavors Ivan Bartha said multiple problems plagued the new bike sharing project called the Yellow Bike Program. “We would start with about 25 to 30 bikes during the fall and the spring semesters,” Bartha said. “Each bike would be painted yellow. And they would be located near the… Keep Reading

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