Monthly guided meditations are offered for stress reduction and better health. Within minutes meditation can alleviate many of the various symptoms of physical and mental stress by helping you relax and settling your mind. While you meditate, you are lowering blood pressure, breathing rates, muscle tension, adrenaline production and restoring your body to a state of balance called "homeostasis".
Each guided meditation will include a brief discussion about the psychology of meditation by instructor Ron Bechtel, a 66 year old retiree who has been meditating since his college days at UC Irvine where he conducted research on the effects of Bioenergetics on meditation.
Held at the Alachua Library Branch, from 7 PM - 8:15 PM on these Thursdays: Mar. 24th, Apr. 21st, May 19th, Jun. 23rd, Jul 28th.
Yoga is offered at the Alachua Library Branch every Sunday from 4 PM to 5 PM.
The Millhopper Library Branch offers a meditiation class on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 7 PM to 8:15 PM in Meeting Room A.
The Alachua County Library District collection has resources on meditation. Here are just a few:
CD 615.53 Wei
Also available as a downloadable eBook.
Best Meditations on the Planet: 100 Techniques to beat stress, improve health and create happiness - in just minutes per day by Martin Hart and Skye Alexander.
158.12 HAR 2011
DVD 158.12 MED 2012