Meditation

Summer Meditation Sessions

  • Summer sessions will run during the months of June and July.
  • Wednesdays 1:00pm-1:30pm
  • Thursdays 12:00pm-12:15pm

Program Coordinator

  • (301) 314-1493
  • Health Promotion & Wellness Services

    (301) 314-8128

Meditation can be a useful antidote to stress and is often recommended as a supplemental resource for a number of health and wellness concerns. 

This practice invites us to slow down, breathe, and cultivate a greater awareness of the ways in which our body and mind can work together.

During meditation the body shifts into a state of restful awareness in which we relax the fight or flight stress response, improve sleep, relieve feelings of anxiety and depression, decrease blood pressure, and improve the attention span, among other potential benefits. 

When practiced regularly meditation can awaken creativity, healing, and transformation.

Online Group Meditation

Meditation practices at the University Health Center will explore a variety of meditative tools and techniques, all designed to cultivate self-compassion, mindful awareness, and the ease that can arise as you meditate. 

Meditation is a dynamic, diverse, and deeply personal practice, so we invite you to explore the various styles of meditation being offered through the University Health Center to see which styles resonate with you! 

We are currently holding our group meditation program online. To join us on Zoom please use the registration links below. These are free, drop-in classes, and you may attend as frequently as you like.

Summer 2021 Meditation Sessions

Wednesdays: Drop-In Meditation

This mid-week guided meditation is an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to join together as a community to engage in breathing practices, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, loving-kindness meditation, and more. 

Open to UMD students, staff, and faculty

This summer session will run on Wednesdays during the months of June and July from 1:00pm-1:30pm.

Note: Registering for Wednesday will give you one access link for all Wednesday sessions for the duration of the semester.

Wednesday Zoom Registration

Thursdays: Drop-In Breathwork

Breathwork is based on a yoga practice known as pranayama. Each week we’ll explore new breathing techniques designed to bring us to the present moment with a sense of self-awareness and calm. Through the use of specific techniques we’ll work to connect the mind, body, and soul. Benefits of pranayama, or breathwork, can include, calming the mind and reducing stress, improving focus, and increasing energy, among others. 

Open to UMD students, staff and faculty

This summer session will run on Thursdays during the months of June and July from 12:00pm-12:15pm.

Note: Registering for Thursday will give you one access link for all Thursday sessions for the duration of the semester.

Thursday Zoom Registration

Pre-recorded Meditation

Help the UHC Plan our Fall 2021 Meditation Offerings

If you participated in any of the Spring 2021 meditation session offered through the University Health Center please take a moment to complete our survey. Your responses will help us develop our meditation offerings for the Fall 2021 semester and beyond. The survey will remain open until June 18, 2021. Thank you so much for your time!