Somatic Meditation

Today
7:30 - 8:30pm EDT
This event is free

Who can attend?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • General public

Contact

Sandeepa Sur
443-904-4237

Description

Please join Sandeepa Sur, a research fellow in the Department of Radiology, for daily somatic meditation. Sessions are held at 12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. during the week and on Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Somatic meditation (soma = body) uses the body to anchor attention and awareness. This training aims to bring acceptance, warmth, and joy felt during meditation into daily life activities. It's especially important, during the current stressful pandemic, to bring these meditative elements to feelings of powerlessness, anxiety, and fear that can afflict us and instead allow relaxation. This enables creativity and helps prevent burnout.

Each session will include a 5-minute introduction, 45 minutes of meditation (walking, lying down or sitting), and 10 minutes of Q&A. Please keep a small cloth ready to cover eyes during lying down practice.

Sur has a Ph.D. in cognitive science focused on attentive and pre-attentive control mechanisms. She has personally been a meditator for 9-10 years, with seven years of training in these particular practices.

Please attend the event by using the Zoom link (Personal Meeting ID: 904-152-5837 / Password: 1234).

Who can attend?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • General public

Contact

Sandeepa Sur
443-904-4237