Learn to relax
23 November 2010
Celine Jaquet, Departmental Administrator (Occupational Health), runs free meditation classes to help staff and students at Imperial to relax. “It’s important to create time and space to relax your mind. When you learn to meditate, you can relax anytime, anywhere. It also ensures you stay awake and alert, with no temptation to nod off!” she explains.
Here are some of Celine’s mediation exercises that you can try yourself:
Breathe slowly and deeply. With each breath, relax all the muscles in your body from your feet, legs, stomach muscles, along your back up to your shoulders, to your neck and facial muscles.
Slow down your thoughts and allow your thoughts to pass through, like clouds in the sky. Feel your mind becoming clear like the blue sky. Steer your attention away from external events, the ‘to do lists’ and the pressures, and gently guide yourself towards your inner peace. Anchor your focus in your inner peace and let peace flow through you.
Quick mental getaways to refresh energy levels. Take a hot air balloon ride or explore a deserted beach, all without leaving your seat.
Enjoy free lunch time guided creative meditation sessions on the South Kensington Campus every Tuesday, 13.15–13.45, in Room G.02, Royal School of Mines.