A painting made of different geometric shapes in pastel colors

Ruth Root, Untitled, 2003, Carnegie Museum of Art

Self-Care Sunday

It’s important to slow down and take time for self-care, and art can be the perfect entry to a moment of rest.

Meditation on Half Sun Salutations

Enjoy this guided meditation paired with Georges Rouault’s Chantez Matines, le jour renaît. (Sing Matins, a New Day is Born). Follow along with the audio or text below. Step-By-Step Meditation with Rouault Listen to sun salutation meditation: audio element. Stand, if you are able, in a comfortable position for this meditation in a space that … Continued

Breathing Meditation with Josef Albers

Enjoy this guided meditation paired with Josef Albers’ Homage to the Square: Vernal. Follow along with the audio or text below. Step-By-Step Meditation with Albers Listen to breathing meditation: audio element. Take a few moments to observe the painting. Allow your eyes to move from the white square in the middle out to the largest … Continued

Forest Visualization Meditation

Enjoy this guided meditation paired with George Hetzel’s Forest Brook. Follow along with the audio or text below. Step-By-Step Meditation with Hetzel Listen to Forest Visualization Meditation: audio element. Take a few moments to look at the painting. Notice the way the sunlight changes the color of the trees in the forest. Look at the … Continued

Loving-Kindness Meditation with Robert Indiana 

Enjoy this guided meditation paired with Robert Indiana’s The Great Love. Follow along with the audio or text below. Step-By-Step Meditation with Indiana Listen to loving-kindness meditation: audio element. Take a few moments to look at the painting. Allow your eyes to shift from one block of letters to another. Bring your attention to the … Continued

Insight Meditation with Maillol

Enjoy this guided meditation paired with Aristide Maillol’s Night. Follow along with the audio or text below. Step-by-Step Meditation with Maillol Listen to insight meditation: audio element. Sit in a comfortable position. Take a few deep breaths and contemplate the quiet, inward reflection embodied by the figure in the sculpture. Consider what the figure might … Continued