Join us as we take a breather and practice mindfulness
We would like to invite you to the third of five conversations on mindfulness this fall. In these sessions you will join members of the LSAMP community across the University System of Maryland as we learn the benefits of mindfulness and engage in exercises to help us appreciate the present moment.
Each session will be led by Dr. Karolyn Babalola. Dr. Babalola is an innovator, teacher, yogini, and learner. She is currently a Senior Lead Engineer at Booz Allen Hamilton leading AI-based Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology development. She completed her M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She received her B.S. in Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, where she was a Meyerhoff Scholar.
Session 3 is titled: Mantras - Affirmations and Utterances for Positivity and Balance.
This session will introduce the concept of Mantras. We will discuss how mantras and affirmations are used to enhance mindfulness, manage anxiety and build self-esteem. We will go over common mantras uttered in English and Sanskrit. Students will have the opportunity to create their own personal mantras and will be invited to share their mantras with the class. We will conclude with a mantra-based group meditation.
Materials: A mat on with to sit | Optional blankets or bolsters for support
For information on mindfulness and its benefits, check out this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTsUEOUaWpY
Register below to join us.