SFZ Audio

SFZ AUDIO

Thank You, WPTS for helping us record our new Guided Mindfulness Meditation audio! 

 

Why try Mindfulness Meditation?
Mindfulness meditation helps us train the wandering, agitated mind. Recent research on mindfulness training published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience found that students engaged in mindfulness training showed greater sustained attention task performance and lower self-reported mind wandering during task completion than control students who received no training!

 

This training not only helps with task performance like homework. It can also help us intentionally relax and enjoy life, which can be difficult if the mind is continually wandering into planning, worrying, and analyzing. Below are three guided mindfulness meditation practices that can be done as a study break, to help settle the mind before bed, on the bus on the way home, anywhere you can find the time to relax and recharge. Be creative! We hope they will be helpful.

Guided Mindfulness Meditation Practices

3-Anchor Mindfulness Meditation 6:31 min
Breath Awareness Meditation 13:32 min
Body Scan Meditation 19:21 min
Yoga+ Class Body Scan 10:12 min

SFZ 21 Day Meditation Challenge
Meditation has been proven to help increase happiness, improve sleep, strengthen your immune systems, and so much more!   Join the SFZ community in joining the 21 Day Challenge:  For 21 consecutive days in February commit to meditating once day each.    The first will begin with a 5 minute meditation, and grow in time each week. So 10 minutes the second week, and ending with 15 minutes of meditation each day the final week.   All members who complete the 21 Day Challenge will be awarded a private group yoga class and celebration at the end of the month.   To register email sfz@pitt.edu


Meditation Challenge

5 Minute Meditation  Week 1
10 Minute Meditation  Week 2
15 Minute Meditation  Week 3

iRest Yoga
Curious what the iRest class is on the schedule?   We’ll try to explain…

iRest Yoga Nidra is a research-based transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry that:

•   releases negative emotions and thought patterns
•   calms the nervous system
•   develops a deep capacity to meet any and all circumstances you may encounter in life

 

Research has shown that iRest Yoga Nidra effectively reduces:

•   PTSD
•   Depression
•   Anxiety
•   Insomnia
•   Chronic pain
•   Chemical dependency

 

Here’s a sample of an iRest Yoga Class for you to try at home:
CLICK HERE   (41:51 min long)

 

iRest Yoga is hosted weekly in the SFZ, Thursdays at 7:15p.m. No pre-registration required.