Breathing is one of the most fundamental acts of life. Tuning into your breath and increasing its ease can be transformational, particularly in times of substantial stress and uncertainty. Meditation offers a range of practical tools to reconnect us with our breath, body, mind and spirit. Tibetan meditation expert Alejandro Chaoul, Ph.D., who has spent decades teaching and researching meditation for health and well-being, reviews scientific findings on the health benefits of meditation and shares simple but profound meditative techniques and breathing exercises.
This pre-recorded class includes practices that may help you build resilience by staying more present and calm. These tools become even more important in the face of physical and emotional stress and uncertainty, which are so prevalent at this time. The course culminates with one live session with the instructor, offering advice on sustaining a meditative practice to nurture your body, mind,spirit and community.
Note: This course is offered for educational purposes only. Please consult with the professional of your choosing if you are seeking specific therapeutic or medical advice.
+ Department of Religion, Rice University
+ Ligmincha Texas Institute for the Tibetan Meditative and Healing Arts
+ Rice University Chao Center for Asian Studies
Watch Dr. Chaoul's OpenRICE session entitled Meditation for Crisis and Uncertainty.