Focus On Mind, Body In Monday Meditation

By Pamela Hernandez

Screenshot of a recent Monday Meditations on Webex at NCC

Since studying at Norwalk Community College, I have received informational emails inviting me to participate in clubs, classes, and workshops.

Due to the pandemic, all these activities have been through Zoom. None of these emails had ever caught my attention because, being a full-time student, I did not have the time to participate in any of them. Since the classes are online and I have little time, I decided to attend one of these student affairs workshops, which caught my attention because it seemed simple and could help me relax.

Last Monday, I decided to participate in Meditation: Focus on Focusing. For all of us who had never meditated before, this was a good opportunity to try it and practice. Rachel Hara was in charge of guiding the participants during this experience.

At the beginning of the session, Rachel explained what we would do for the next few minutes. She divided the session into three sections. Before each break, she explained what we would be working on and how we should do it. The activity lasted 40 minutes, and Rachel guided the participants to help us understand and learn. Rachel explained each step until we understood.

Then, we practiced, and we were accompanied by relaxing music. She helped us to concentrate and understand our mind and body. During this meditation, you have to identify what your bodies and minds are feeling. If you have pain you must describe it in order to understand where it comes from. Then, you can address it.

I highly recommend attending these activities that NCC offers since us students have had a year without normal activities. This program allows us to do an activity safely from home and interact with other students at the end of the session.

If you are interested in participating in this activity, the time and day of Meditation Mondays are Monday, March 8, from 7 to 7:45 p.m.; Monday, Monday, March 22 from noon to 12:45 p.m.

For more information, contact Rachel Hara at RHara@norwalk.ed

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