The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host “Learn Isha Kriya Meditation,” a free guided meditation practice, from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23. The program is part of the library’s Wellness Wednesday series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month.
Isha Kriya was created by Sadhguru, an Indian yogi, mystic, poet, visionary humanitarian and founder of the Isha Foundation that promotes self-awareness through meditation. The program on Isha Kriya will include a 12- to 18-minute meditative session involving the use of breath and thought that can be practiced anytime, anywhere. According to the Isha Foundation, daily practice of Isha Kriya brings mental clarity, health and joy.
“Meditation is a mind-body practice that has a long history of use for enhancing overall health and well-being,” said Kathy Quinn, director, Herrick Community Health Care Library. “This meditation can be learned in a one-hour session, and it has been taught at corporations, libraries and community centers across the United States This free session will be facilitated by a trained Isha Kriya instructor who is very excited to be offering Isha Kriya at the Herrick Library. The session may be done sitting in a chair. No previous meditation experience is necessary.”
The Herrick Library, which opened in 2002, is a consumer health public library specializing in health research information, accessible both on-site and via the Internet. The library is operated by the Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County. For more information, phone the library at (619) 825‑5010 or visit www.herricklibrary.org.
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