Relax & Revitalize 


“To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life."  - Jill Bolte Taylor  


Body Nourishment

Monthly tips for living your life with balance and ease. 


How we start our day can have a fundamental impact on how the rest of the day unfolds. Here are some easy things that can be integrated into your morning routine that can have a strong impact on how the rest of the day unfolds.


chimes Curate Your First Sounds: Allow your body to take in a soothing, rather than startling sound to start the day.  Rather than an alarm sound that makes your body tense and startled, choose a sound that is gentle and soothing such as chimes, bells, or relaxing music.

water12 Hydrate Before You Caffeinate: Allow your body to rehydrate first thing, since it hasn't had water all night. Take in a glass of water first, then move to your coffee or tea.

nature Observe Nature: Let nature be the first thing that your eyes and body experience. Go outside or look out the window before grabbing your technology. Then move on to starting your day. 


Nirvana Sessions

Feeling a little overwhelmed? Take 20 minutes to focus on your well-being and reap the benefits! These guided imagery sessions may help decrease tension and increase concentration. Regular relaxation sessions can yield long-term health benefits and reduce symptoms caused by stress and anxiety. Just close your eyes...listen...relax. 

Location: Rice Memorial Chapel

Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. to 12:25 p.m.

Nirvana sessions run from August 22 - December 14, 2017. 

Nirvana sessions will not be held on Oct. 10 and Nov 20-Nov 24. 

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What Should I Expect?
When you enter, you will be greeted by a Nirvana Facilitator who will ask you to sign in. You are free to sit wherever you feel comfortable. A limited number of zafu cushions are available if you would like to sit or lay on the floor. Feel free to bring your own pillow or mat if you choose. Sometimes the room can be cool, so you may want to bring a sweater or jacket. Once everyone is seated, the Facilitator will play a guided imagery CD. All you need to do is listen and relax!