Beginner Meditation Class with Dr. Gabriel Pappalardo
This class will explore core principles of mindfulness meditation, a powerful skill that can be employed to manage stress, build empathy, foster creativity, and hone focus. Meditation practice is supported by both a rich cultural history tracing its roots to Eastern spiritual practices as well as body of rigorous, scientific evidence demonstrating its physical and psychological benefits. This class will honor both science and tradition in exposing you to exercises that will help you...
Reconnect to the present moment, encouraging you to let go of the past and stop worrying about the future.
Appreciate the world around you by fully engaging through the senses.
Hone attention and focus, increasing productivity and reducing distractability.
Observe difficult thoughts and emotions from a thoughtful distance, reducing stress and cultivating well-being.
Foster creativity and playfulness by developing a curious and spacious mind.
Strengthen relationships by building compassion for the people around you.
Come join us to get a taste of this empowering practice!
Bio: Dr. Gabriel Pappalardo received his PhD from North Carolina State University in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. His research has investigated sources of human motivation and well-being, and he now works to promote the adoption of mindfulness programs in schools, businesses, and organizations.
Chages in schedule as of Oct 1, 2015
Please note that Sun class is cancelled as of Oct. 1, 2015 until further notice. Sat class will be held on bi-weekly schedule as of Oct. 1, 2015. Please check this website and/or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Smiling-Circle-Yoga-Massage-Therapy-Studio-113930941980309/timeline/ on Fri prior to check whether the class will hold on following morning. Thank you!
Are you suffering from lower back pain? Here’s a tip: Try to lift your chest up about an inch and lean the upper body back about a half an inch. Also, while sitting, ground your feet wider than hip distance apart. Be sure to align your knees over ankles. When standing, be sure NOT to lock your knee joints. Of course you'll also need to stretch your gluteus muscles on a regular basis to keep the pesky pain away. Come in to the studio and I can show you how this is done. See you soon!