Yoga in Law Enforcement
There have been plenty of articles and research that yoga is excellent for the body and mind. Most recently, the law enforcement community has started a huge push to get officers to engage in yoga to relieve the massive stress that officers incur daily. The suicide rate of police is climbing quickly and IVVC LE (Law Enforcement) wants to assure that the students have another avenue of relief.
On Thursday, October 20, the students engaged in a yoga lesson. For the first 20 minutes or so, the instructor, Jessica Mitchell (owner of Living Divina Yoga in Yorkville and parent of IVVC alum) described the value of doing yoga. The students thought that yoga was merely stretching but soon learned that there is so much more than that. Jessica stressed that there were three main points to yoga: breath, movement, and mindfulness.
Jessica was able to show the students where they carry their stress and how to reduce it. Once the students started, they quickly were in touch with their bodies.
Once the entire lesson was over, the students were so impressed with what they learned and how they felt, that they requested that the class have Jessica come back and do a more in-depth lesson, as we only were able to scratch the surface of yoga. Jessica agreed without hesitating.
Jessica is the owner of Living Divina Yoga in Yorkville on Bridge Street. To book a class, call her at 815-797-9051.
If she can keep a high school student’s attention and have them request another yoga class, she must be doing something good.