How to reduce stress in your life at the Pelham Public Library

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Column: Pelham Public Library

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to reduce stress in your life? If so, you might be interested in the Beginning Meditation Workshop at the Pelham Public Library Sat. 1-2 p.m. Feb. 14 and 28, and March 14 and 28.

The Mayo Clinic states that meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that benefits both your emotional well-being and your overall health.

If you want to try out meditation, here is your chance.

See for yourself if you can benefit from learning the techniques involved in calming your mind down and making the first step to overall better health.

Pelham Public Library Supervisor David Smith began practicing meditation two years ago as a result of a suggestion by his cardiologist.

“I have discovered that through meditation, I have lowered my stress levels,” he said. “My blood pressure has dropped and I am more relaxed. I tend not to get as upset as I used to do over the small bumps in life. I also have found that my concentration is improving. My ability to focus on tasks has improved as well. I usually set aside time to meditate at the end of the day after work and the results are wonderful. I would recommend this practice to anyone who seeks a positive change in their life.”

According to the medical community, the benefits of mediation don’t end when your meditation session ends.

Meditation can help you move more calmly through your entire day and may improve certain medical conditions.

In the relaxed, familiar atmosphere of the public library, see for yourself if meditation is something that helps you reduce stress.

Meditation Instructor Charlie Fechter, who also is the Tai Chi instructor at the Pelham Senior Center, will lead the sessions.

Seating is very limited. Participants must bring their own cushions.

Please register at the Pelham Public Library. There is a $5 fee payable upon registration. This fee will cover all four classes.

Please call the library for more information at 620-6418.