Stomp out stress with Pulse


Megan Lin

Senior Peyton Groves is leading a yoga activity in the competition gym sponsored by Pulse on Wednesday.

Aliza Porter , Staff Reporter

A new method for reducing stress known as the stomp out stress activity will be offered on campus in the form of yoga. The first meeting is on Wednesday in the competition gym during advisory.

“They are sponsored by Pulse,” senior Peyton Groves said. “Basically stomp out stress are activities led during advisory period to help students take a break from academic stress as well as stress from extracurriculars and just life in general.”

Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines physical poses, controlled breathing, and meditation or relaxation. Yoga may help reduce stress, lower blood pressure and lower your heart rate.

“Wear what you wear to school,” Groves said. “I would suggest something a little more comfy; Nike shorts, leggings, shirts, etc. Maybe not a dress that day, but if someone wanted to change and thought they’d have time, feel free!”

Teens’ average stress level was 5.8 out of 10 during the school year and 4.6 in the past month. As a result of stress, 40 percent of teens report feeling irritable or angry; 36 percent nervous or anxious. A third say stress makes them feel overwhelmed, depressed or sad.

“I’m really hoping to help bring our campus together by creating a time and place for us students to have fun,” Groves said. “While being active and really getting to destress!”