Refresh your mind each Monday with a guided audio meditation. Led by experienced practitioners, these brief meditations use proven stress-reduction techniques, such as deep breathing, mindfulness and positive imaging. Take a few moments to participate. And start your week with greater clarity, focus and positive energy.
Dr. Loizzo is founder and director of the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science. He’s a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and Columbia-trained Buddhist scholar with over thirty years’ experience studying the beneficial effects of meditation on healing and learning.
Currently, he is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in Integrative Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College
Peggy Neu is the President of the Monday Campaigns, public health initiatives that promote a range of healthy behaviors including stress reduction, nutrition, physical activity and tobacco cessation. She is a long time meditation and yoga practitioner and believes that these practices can be particularly powerful on Monday to set a positive frame of mind for the week ahead.
The Department of Integrative Health Programs at NYU Langone created these meditations for the DeStress Monday campaign. NYU Langone uses PMR and body scans as a way to help patients and caregivers relieve stress. The meditations are narrated by Amy Eberhardt, MPH, CYT, LMT, CPMT, and integrative health educator, and Kathleen Sanders, NP, who is a family nurse practitioner trained in mindfulness-based stress reduction.
Julie Graham is a 500-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Certified Health Coach and a Meditation/Positive Psychology Practitioner. As co-founder of Fare Wellness, she has helped to establish a yoga/meditation program, an urban rooftop farm and a culinary medicine program at Lenox Hill Hospital. She teaches publicly and privately throughout New York City.
Sharon Salzberg is a meditation teacher and author. She is the cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts, and has played a crucial role in bringing Asian meditation practices to the West. The practices of mindfulness and lovingkindness are the foundations of her work.