Feeling Stressed? Check out Meditation Club!
By Shauna Sandhu March 2, 2023
This article is part of CHS Journalism's series about clubs at Centerville High School. If you have a CHS club/program you'd like an article written about, email us at email@example.com or use the form at the bottom!
The truth of the matter is that high school can be a stressful environment. The challenge of balancing academics and extracurriculars along with a personal life is exactly what Meditation Club strives to help with.
We talked to Amrita Saini who founded the club during the Covid-19 Pandemic. After she had newly discovered the benefits of mediation, she wanted to the share it with others. She can relate to other academically focused, overstressed perfectionists and felt it could be helpful to share meditation.
She strives to create a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere during their meetings. The club provides snacks as they start off with icebreaker activities and share the highlights of their day. It helps people emphasize on the importance of reflecting on good things.
Meetings focus on learning different mediation techniques and teaching how to integrate into members daily lives. Examples of techniques include visualizations, balancing breathing, and positive thinking. They also do activities such as color wheels, which help identify stacked emotions, and visions boards, just to help have a mentally healthier life.
Amrita shares her favorite part of meetings, “After we do a meditation, the lights come on, and everyone feels so much better”. As they acknowledge the hectic lives of high schoolers, meetings are strategically on Thursdays since the 10 minute reset helps give a little push to finish the long week. Follow their Instagram: @meditationchs, if you’re interested in joining monthly meetings in W201.