We are thrilled to announce an exciting new opportunity for the Mason Nation to participate in a powerful online-based 21-Day Meditation Experience! The online meditation experience, beginning November 2nd, is co-hosted by Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey, and offers individuals an easy way to explore the benefits of daily meditation. The #MasonMeditates Challenge is a way to share your experience and build community as we thrive together at Mason!
21-Day Mason Meditation Challenge:
Become What You Believe
We are thrilled to announce an exciting new opportunity for the Mason Nation to participate in a powerful online-based 21-Day Meditation Experience (21-DME) and be part of a special Mason on-line conversation about the experience…the benefits, the challenges, and the unexpected outcomes. We hope you will join us for this exciting experience, and encourage others to do so, as well! This 21-DME and challenge is part of Mason’s Well-Being University Initiative!
The online meditation experience, beginning November 2nd, is co-hosted by Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey, and offers individuals an easy way to explore the benefits of daily meditation. The #MasonMeditates Challenge is a way to share your experience and build community as we thrive together at Mason.
About the Meditation Experience:
Oprah & Deepak’s 21-Day Meditation Experience makes meditation easy and inspiring, offering daily guided audio meditations via a free online, interactive program. The all-new Experience, “Become What You Believe,” begins November 2 with Deepak and Oprah guiding the 3-week journey. Participants will meditate and journal each day as they discover how to tap into the power of their beliefs to understand who they are today and become who they wish to be. Participants can easily access the daily audio and interactive experience anytime, anywhere from their mobile phone, tablet, or computer. Visit http://bit.ly/masonmeditates to sign up and participate for free! If you have signed up previously through the Chopra or Oprah sites, please sign up again through http://bit.ly/masonmeditates to be a part of the Mason conversation!
About the Mason Meditates Challenge:
To build community and make the meditation experience a shared one among Mason community members, the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being (CWB), University Life, and Human Resources & Payroll (HR & Payroll) are co-sponsoring a parallel #MasonMeditates Challenge for members of the Mason community. Each day, share something on Facebook or Twitter about your meditation experience – successes, challenges, benefits, research – and be sure to use the #MasonMeditates hashtag.
At the end of each week, we will do a random drawing of Facebook posts and Tweets using the #MasonMeditates hashtag, and the winners will receive a Mason Well-Being University water bottle or t-shirt (winners get to choose!).
Winners will need to stop by the CWB office to pick up their prizes and will be asked to show the Tweet or Facebook post letting them know they’re the winner, and their Mason ID when they do.
Benefits of Meditation:
The scientific benefits of meditation are numerous, and include:
- Impact on health
- Increases immune function
- Decreases pain
- Impact on happiness
- Increases positive emotions
- Decreases depression, anxiety, and stress
- Impact on social well-being
- Increases emotional intelligence
- Makes you more compassionate
- Makes you feel less lonely
- Impact on Self
- Improves ability to self-regulate emotions
- Improves ability to reflect introspectively
- Impact on Brain
- Connection to neuroplasticity
- Increases focus and attention
- Increases awareness and memory
- Improves ability to be creative
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