Take A Breath
Virtual yoga, meditations, energy medicine, and more
Sponsored by Chaplain & Spiritual Life in conjunction with Cornell College's Well-being Network
See links below for calming breath, energy, and compassion based mind-body-spirit practices with college chaplain and certified mindfulness, meditation, and yoga instructor, Rev. Dr. Catherine Quehl-Engel. Join us here anytime for 5, 10, 20, & 50+ minute practices to help you ground, release stress, strengthen your immune system, and experience peace. Offerings ranged from meditations, gentle yoga, centering prayer, and qigong, to simple daily energy medicine routines working with acupressure points, energy centers and pathways of the body. Included are healing meditations for others, world, and self. Remember that you can approach the breath and universal life force energy or Spirit in a prayerful, spiritual way, or in a secular way amid your meditation, yoga, and qigong practices.
Throughout the school year Rev. CQE also offers weekly drop-in yoga and meditation classes as well as mindfulness courses for 1/4 academic credit. "Mindfulness, Meditation, and Psychological Health" (PSY513) is offered each semester through the Psychology Dept. "Awaken: Yin Yoga, Mindfulness & Peace" (REL513) is a new inter-spirituality course she is developing for launch in Fall 2020 through the Religion Department which draws upon Buddhist, Taoist, Hindu and Christian mystical or contemplative wisdom traditions. For more informatoin and to register for classes, go to Self-Serve.
Watch Take A Breath (above) first. Meditation: Calming and healing peace meditations for others, Earth, and self. See also: Qigong and centering prayer.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation for Calming and Focus | Difficult Thoughts and Mindfulness | A Quiet Mindful Stress Relief Moment | Healing Compassion Meditation for Others, Self, and World | Energy of Love: Compassion Meditation from Inside Palisades Cafe | Transfiguring Our Awareness | Ways to Approach Breath Meditation | Breath Meditation with Singing Bowl & Woodlands Sounds | Woodland Sounds with Singing Bowl | Simple Transfiguration Practice #2 | Being Light: Transfiguration Practice #3 | Intro to Radiant Heart Healing Meditation | Radiant Heart Meditation | Release Into Vastness and Ease
Watch Take a Breath Yoga Class #1 (above) first. Yoga: Gentle breath & energy centered sequences to help you calm and find your center.
Deep Peace Yoga with Healing Meditation Class #2 (50 minutes) | Light and Bright: Energy Centered Yoga #3 (30 minutes) | Center & Surrender: Yoga Healing Meditation with Chakra Balancing
Watch Invitation to Centering Prayer (above) first. Centering prayer: The age-old practice of quietly communing w/ Indwelling Presence as found in Christian and other traditions.
Preparing for Centering Prayer | Centering Prayer
Watch Intro to Breathing of the Universe (above) first. Qigong: Gentle moving meditations which open & balance energy channels of the body. Also strengthen physical, spiritual & mental energy.
Breathing of the Universe: Woodland Sounds | Moving Yin & Yang Energy Qigong practice | Crane: Simple Tai Chi Flow | Flaming Hot! Cheese Fondue Moving Meditation | Intro to Heaven Touching Earth | Heaven Touching Earth with Woodland Sounds | Lower Belly or Lower Dantian | Open Energy Pathways: Spring Forest Qigong (Contentment) | Open Energy Pathways for Well-being and Inner Peace
Watch Mind Clear and Energy Refreshed (above) first. Other energy medicine: Working with acupressure points, energy pathways, and centers of the body. Benefits similar to Qigong.
Acupressure to Help Ground You | Immune System Boost Acupressure | Calming Finger Hold Protocol #1 | Calming Finger Hold Protocol #2
Mindfulness & Energy Medicine Classes: Students are encouraged to sign up for a 1/4 credit 7 week Psy 513 Mindfulness, Meditation & Psychological Health adjunct course with Rev CQE (go to Self-Serve for more information). Or, join her for live Tuesday afternoon yoga classes and Friday 11:15 group meditation.
Mindfulness & Energy Medicine Faculty & Staff Spring 2020 Session 3