[PAST EVENT] Open Meditation at Swem

March 15, 2018
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Swem Library, Prayer & Meditation Room, 240
400 Landrum Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Open Meditation at Swem

Take a moment to recharge your mind and body. In support of the Patron Incentive Program, join us at the Prayer & Meditation Room, a resource available in Swem Library. This time is available for your choice of self guided silent meditation or prayer. For Wellness Passport credit, check in with the Campus Recreation staff member that will be present. You may use this time for your spiritual or mental/emotional dimension. Stay for 5 minutes or 65 minutes, the choice is yours but respect those around you when entering or exiting the room. Stop by at anytime during the hour.

New to meditation? The Counseling Center suggests trying the Calm or Meditainment apps to get started with guided meditation. 
You can listen to this guided meditation provided by the Parks Research Lab or try the technique below. 

We suggest trying this technique from Giam.com:

Sit or lie comfortably.

Close your eyes.

Make no effort to control the breath; simply breathe naturally.

Focus your attention on the breath and on how the body moves with each inhalation and exhalation. Notice the movement of your body as you breathe. Observe your chest, shoulders, rib cage, and belly. Simply focus your attention on your breath without controlling its pace or intensity. If your mind wanders, return your focus back to your breath.

Maintain this meditation practice for two to three minutes to start, and then try it for longer periods.

While prayer or meditation does not necessarily need to be silent, it should be quiet enough not to disturb anyone studying in adjacent areas or rooms of the library.

Join us just because or satisfy your spiritual or mental/emotional dimension for your wellness passport!

Thursday, March 15th- 3:30-4:30pm
Wednesday, March 21st- 5:00-6:00pm
Thursday, March 29th- 11:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday, April 4th- 8:00-9:00pm
Thursday, April 12th- 5:00-6:00pm


[[jvrueh, Jenny Ruehrmund]] Associate Director, Fitness & Wellness