Meditation Monday – free at UC

Ever wondered how to meditate?  Whilst there are a plethora of free meditation apps and videos on you tube, sometimes it’s just nice to have the comfort of a real live teacher there to guide you and answer your questions at the end of your meditation.

There are a range of meditation techniques out there, and we’ve lined up our yoga teacher Saskia Tranter, to offer 2 x 20 minute guided meditation sessions. There is no cost to participate, and you don’t have to be a member of the RecCentre. UC students and staff will have priority if we run out of space. 

Where and When?

Every Monday throughout term time, beginning Monday 16 July for six weeks.  You don’t need to come to every session, just the ones you can make. Sessions start at 12.00noon and 12.30pm, and will be held in Room 210, Puaka-James Hight.   Space is limited, so do arrive early to get your seat. 

Why meditate?

Relaxation is number one! Studies on the relaxation response have shown various short-term benefits to the nervous system including lower blood pressure, improved blood circulation, lower heart rate, slower respiratory (breathing) rate, less anxiety, increased feeling of wellbeing, less stress, and deeper relaxation.  It’s worthwhile noting that the purpose of meditation is not to achieve benefits, but to simply be present.  Out of being present, we may find that these benefits come. 

If you have any questions, please contact danielle.mather@canterbury.ac.nz

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