(LA Trend) — While the Hammer Museum at UCLA is temporarily closed, they are still offering a variety of online programs that are free and open to the public, including their Mindful Awareness Meditation held every Thursday from 12:30pm to 1pm. Originally held in Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater, this class is now offered live online via Zoom.
We’re living in uncertain times, but the practice of mindful awareness meditation is one that can help those of us feeling anxious or uneasy to live more in the present and to better control ourselves. By consciously experiencing your emotional, mental, and physical states on a moment by moment basis, you can learn how to reduce stress, improve your attention, boost your immune system, decrease emotional reactivity, and strengthen your overall health and well-being. While the benefits of mindful awareness meditation may seem too good to be true, numerous scientific studies have demonstrated its uses in personal development, so why not give it a try?
Each session lasts for 30 minutes, but participants aren’t required to stay for the full duration. In fact, even a few minutes of meditation can be effective at improving your mood. These sessions are great for experienced as well as beginning meditators, and because no special clothing or equipment is required to join, there’s no reason not to infuse your life with a little enlightenment and sign up for this unique program.
Each session will be led by Diana Winston, along with other instructors from the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. The Zoom link for each session changes every week, so be sure you’re registering for the correct upcoming session.