The library is beginning a weekly mindfulness meditation session on Fridays at the library in 2020, beginning  January 24 at 12:15 – 1:00 pm.  Teresa Kruger will be leading the sessions and Mayo Clinic is providing financial support.  It is important in these busy times for all of us to pause a moment, quiet the mind and be in the present moment.  It not only benefits your body and mind but also improves performance and how we respond to life situations.  I hope this program will do its small bit to facilitate that by offering this opportunity.  I imagine these sessions to be about 45 minutes beginning with some simple movements to get us back in our bodies, followed by about twenty minutes of quiet meditation.  While meditation started as a religious or spiritual practice in ancient times, today it has entered the mainstream as science has learned of its many benefits, both mental and physical.

Spending even a few minutes in meditation can reconnect you with a sense of calm and inner peace. Anyone can practice meditation. It’s simple, inexpensive and doesn’t require any special equipment. You can bring mindfulness to any of your daily activities… out for a walk, waiting at the doctor’s office or even in the middle of a difficult business meeting. The evidence is in, meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that benefits both your emotional well-being and your overall health.

Mindfulness meditation will be led by Teresa Kruger, a mind-body practitioner and certified yoga and meditation teacher.  Teresa also leads our popular Yoga sessions on Mondays at 9:00 a.m. beginning January 20.

Chairs will be available.  Walk-ins are welcome.  Thank you to Mayo Clinic for their support of this program.

We had a chat with Teresa about yoga, meditation and mind-body practices on our podcast.