Guided Meditations

Welcome, students! We know that making time to de-stress is important. So we teamed up with Gigi Falk, a Duke Gardens enthusiast and at the time a Duke student, to bring you some meditations to help you regain your focus and serenity -- particularly when you're unable to get outside, let alone take a deep breath of fresh air.

Gigi has led meditations for students through DuWell and practiced mindfulness techniques at Duke Gardens. She graduated from Duke with a degree in cognitive neuroscience, so she understands the physiology of stress and meditation firsthand and scientifically. Plus, Gigi's got a voice that can stop panic in its tracks.

Here are two meditations from Gigi, one short and one longer. We hope they are helpful to you now and always. You can learn more about Gigi's meditation coaching here.

4-minute meditation

10-minute meditation

Here is Gigi talking about practicing mindfulness in Duke Gardens.

Your Garden Gateway: Gigi's Story from Duke Gardens on Vimeo.