Meditation is held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 12.00noon to 1.00pm Come along and enjoy an hour of relaxation and mindfulness – it is so good.
Meditation has a calming effect on our body and our mind. In today’s stressful climate it is becoming a mainstay for many of us, helping to maintain blood pressure and cholesterol by relaxing our body and our minds, releasing tension when deep breathing, circulating oxygen throughout our bodies. All welcome.
Both Caroline and Heather were convenors of the two sessions this month. U3a members are most welcome to be part of this group with is held the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 12.00noon to 1.00pm. It is a time to relax both our body and mind and enjoy the serenity that meditation brings.
Meditation has been a shared group this month, with Heather extending the benefits of Meditation to the group, followed by Caroline sharing the benefits of relaxation and body scan.
Take an hour out of your day on the first and third Monday of each month at 12 noon and enjoy the benefits of Meditation and relaxation.
Meditation was not held this month due to the Easter and Anzac break, however we will resume classes on Monday 2nd May at 12.00 noon.
Caroline and Heather
Whilst Caroline is away, Heather Wallace has been guiding the Meditation group.
We have broken the hourly session into a couple of areas.
Firstly, using Mindfulness to fully experience the present moment while noticing (without judgement) our thoughts and feelings.
We then have a short exercise session to stretch our muscles followed by a session of Meditation which allows the body and mind to relax. We take our mind to the mountains, or to the sea or into a forest, followed by a relaxation session with a full body scan.
At the end of the session all who attend leave feeling relaxed and more aware of their presence and wellbeing.
Meditation will not be held on Easter Monday, 18th April 2022.
It is so good to be able to put an hour aside to let the body and mind relax - meditating to bring us into the moment.
This semester Meditation groups will have another leader, Heather Wallace, for a number of sessions when Caroline is not available.
If anyone wishes to come to the group, it is held the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 12.00 noon in U3A Room 2 at the Seniors building. You will be most welcome.
Wear comfortable clothing. You can take your shoes off and bring a cushion to make the chair more comfortable if you wish. You are sitting down all times, you do not lay on the floor, so there are no worries about getting up.
Caroline Sims, Heather Wallace
Meditation's new time slot for 2022 timetable - 1st & 3rd Monday 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm U3A Room 2 - with the first meetings on 7th & 21st February.
Meditation resumed following the recent lockdown with fewer numbers than previously. After discussing this with Caroline, we have decided to run the Meditation group following Exercises for Fun on the first and third Monday of the month. This will overcome the problem of attendees having to collect grandchildren from school or taking them to out of school activities, giving more U3A members the opportunity to be part of this group.
Members who attend have found Meditation to be a wonderful way to relax and learn to how to find a more peaceable way of living with others and ourselves.
We thank Caroline for making Meditation sessions available for our health and wellbeing.
We just take an hour of your time to show you ways to relax, breathe correctly and practice meditation.
Convenor and contact details
Carolyn Sims 0438624891
1st and 3rd Mondays
12 noon to 1 pm
U3A Meeting Room 2
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