Campus Life offers many opportunities to improve your awareness of the relationship between mind and body and to adopt a healthy and balanced lifestyle, thus achieving a psychophysical balance and all-around personal health.
Please find below the opportunities for AY 2021-2022
Starting from October Campus Life is organizing a series of meetings on Healthy Habits with different experts: eating, sleeping, physical activity, drug addiction and sexuality. The upcoming meeting about Healthy Eating Habits will be on 25 November at 6PM. Additional information is available here.
A short course, five online meetings to approach meditation practices and to help you improve your awareness of the relationship between mind and body.
Meditation (Samadhi) and Breathing (Pranayama) are intimately connected. Breathing into the belly, listening to and feeling the breath is the easiest way to harmoniously reconnect to our inner balance and restore the foundation for health. Meditation is based on a profound state of stillness that occurs by bringing attention to one's breath, which becomes a vehicle for developing an attention that is collected and focused on the reality in which we live. Both proposed practices are intrinsically connected.
The meetings will be online, via Zoom, in English and Italian with Asahi.
7-14-21-28 February and 7 March, 7-8 PM
|7 February 7PM-8PM
||MEDITATION: Understanding Your Breath|
What is the first thing you did when you were born? You took a breath. In this lesson, we will study how much you can change your breathing, how it can affect your mood, tensions and stress, and how you can change them for the better.
|14 February 7PM-8PM
Breath training: Methods aimed at self-relaxation, awareness and understanding your breath.
|21 February, 7PM-8PM
||MEDITATION: Awareness and Concentration|
When you are fully committed to wanting a certain reality, it is said that you are completely immersed in it. In this lesson, we will study the basics through meditation practice and other methods, learning how to use effortless concentration to stay in the present moment without being disturbed by anything, finding roots when the wind of thoughts can sometimes lead us astray.
|28 February, 7PM-8PM
Breath training: Study of breathing limits to improve physical performance, strengthening of the nervous and immune systems.
|7 March, 7PM-8PM
||MEDITATION: Discovering Centering and Rootedness|
In the East, Hara is the name for the vital center that gives rise to everything and where everything returns. Anatomically it is your abdomen, energetically it is the location of your stability and a deep-rooted desire that allows us to make the most important decisions. Finding your own center means being stable and capable of being able to handle any imbalances we may encounter.
The activity is open also to Faculty and Staff Members, but priority will be given to students.
A Hara Yoga course will be offered in collaboration with Bocconi Sport Team.
This practice draws on various areas of interest in Eastern tradition, offered as a valid tool for achieving psychophysical balance.
Placing oneself in harmony with the source of life energy located in the stomach (HARA), muscular strengthening and resistance are improved and joints are freed from states of excessive tensing and lack of flexibility.
The course offers a variety of useful and stimulating techniques. Each lesson will have different rhythms: energetic and focused (WASA), slower and more intense (KRIYA), purification exercises (DHAUTI) as well as keeping still in several positions (ASANA). The study and control of breathing (PRANAYAMA), our primary source of energy, is at the basis of each technique proposed.
As instructions will be given both in Italian and in English, this course is available also to English speakers.
Comfortable clothing should be worn. Each participant will need to use a yoga mat or a towel.
Instructor: Asahi Nicolò Cameroni
Monday 21 March
Monday 28 March (online)
Monday 4 April
Monday 11 April
Tuesday 26 April
Monday 2 May
Where: On campus (Campus Life Area, via Bocconi 12). The class on 28 March will be held online.
Participation fee: 25€ (Bocconi Sport Team members can register at a special price. For information on the registration, please write to email@example.com)
Registration: Registration should be made by paying the participation fee through Bocconi University's online payment platform from 28/02/2022 and by 21/03/2022.
Click on "Access as BOCCONI USER", select "Campus life" and choose the product "Hara Yoga".
The activity will be open also to Faculty and Staff Members, but priority will be given to students.