Meditation is an age-old practice of intentionally focusing the mind. This highly researched method of quieting conditioned and habitual patterns of thought leads to awareness and the reduction of stress. In mindfulness meditation one learns to observe each moment without judgment from a place of cultivated stillness. The quieting of the body and mind has been shown to boost the immune system and reduce cardiovascular risk. It is useful for managing high blood pressure, sleep disorders, lifestyle changes and pain. The enhanced awareness that comes with meditation practice supports a shift from habitual reactivity to more conscious choice.
How to Sign Up
Mindfulness Meditation is now offered through MHealthy, the University of Michigan's health and well-being program. Everyone is welcome; you only need to create an account on the MHealthy website, which will allow you to enroll in Mindfulness Meditation and other MHealthy classes. There are four class times offered for the Spring session, which begins the week of May 8.
The cost is varies from $30-50 for a 13-week session depending upon which session you choose. Please visit the MHealthy website to view a description of the class.