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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|
Guided Meditations from Home
During this time of #HailingFromHome the Stress Free Zone will be offering guided meditations bi-weekly here on our website, as well as offering live guided meditations beginning in June through August.
To practice meditation at home you do not need a “special space”! You simply need to find a comfortable seat in a space with minimal distractions. A seat could mean a chair, on the floor with a folded up blanket or pillow, or simply on a yoga mat. If you have the opportunity to make a space in your room or home more “zen”, great! But truly, it shouldn’t be a lot of work to start your meditation practice.
On our Instagram @PittSFZ we have also highlighted a number of meditation apps we highly recommend – check it out!
|Intro to Meditation||5:00 min|
|Mindful Meditation||5:00 min|
|Body Scan Meditation||5:00 min|
|Breath Awareness||10:00 min|
|Let Go Meditation||10:00 min|
|Sohum Meditation||10:00 min|
|Breath Awareness||15:00 min|
|Music Meditation||15:00 min|
|One Word Meditation||15:00 min|