Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years and was originally meant to help deepen understanding of the sacred and mystical forces of life. It is now commonly used for relaxation and stress reduction. Meditation is considered a type of mind-body complementary medicine. During meditation, you focus your attention and eliminate the stream of jumbled thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing stress. This process results in enhanced physical and emotional well-being.
- Greater Good Science Center
- Mayo Clinic
- Institute of African American Mindfulness (IAAM)
- UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC)
- The (Nontraditional) College Student’s Guide to Mindfulness from Purdue University Global
Meditation Sessions at Mason
- Mindful Mason Moments: Take a well-being break on weekdays for Mindful Mason Moments mindfulness sessions. Facilitators hold space for you to slow down and reconnect with yourself, so you can move through your day with more awareness, connection, and ease. By taking good care of yourself, you can contribute more to your friends, families, colleagues, and community members. These daily opportunities give you the extra push to build an actual break into your day that is focused on self-care.
- Koru Mindfulness: Koru Mindfulness was developed over the course of 10 years by practitioners at Duke University. This evidence-based curriculum teaches mindfulness, meditation, and stress management in ways you can integrate into your busy life. Studies suggest that Koru training leads to significant well-being benefits, such as better sleep, less perceived stress, and more self-compassion.