Adding meditation to New Year's resolutions

The Best Times Digital Edition

December 29, 2020

Many Johnson County residents of all ages are feeling the need for a reset in the New Year.

Taking a few minutes to focus your mind each day can reduce stress, pain, depression and more. Meditation is a simple, cost-effective solution to a great number of health concerns.

It helps with a person’s physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. An introductory class, led by certified meditation leader Whit Welch, is being offered through Johnson County Park and Recreation District's 50 Plus program at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Drive. Classes will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, and at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17. Cost is $5 for Johnson County residents and $6 for nonresidents.

Accommodations are being made to provide for physical distancing and disinfection of equipment prior to and following each class.

The health benefits of meditation will be discussed as well as how to practice and create a sustainable practice. There will be time for a meditation session to get everyone started on the right path.

"The benefits to an individual's physical health are reason enough to start a meditation practice. The fact that meditation also strengthens a person’s mental and spiritual abilities is miraculous," Welch said.

For more information or to register, call 913-831-3359.