Bliss Break

Who couldn’t use a little stress relief? Starting June 19, you can join free monthly meditation sessions at some of Greater Des Moines’ most distinctive sites, including the High Trestle Trail Bridge, Terrace Hill and the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates.

Don’t know a mudra from a mantra? No matter. “Meditation Around Town” welcomes all–no experience required–and offers simple techniques for relaxing the body and quieting the mind. Sessions are scheduled for the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m., through December.

The idea comes from Denny Kelly, who started “Yoga in the Park” at Gray’s Lake six years ago. He’ll lead the first session June 19 at 6 p.m. in the middle of the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park. Bring a mat, chair, cushion or towel to sit on. The meditations will vary, with teachers and locations changing monthly. For more information, to see the schedule and to sign up for reminder emails, visit “Meditation Around Town” here. For meditation motivation, read this Mayo Clinic article.

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