Pranayama and Meditation
With Godfrey Devereux
April 8th to 13th 2016
The core muscles of the human body, those of the spine and those that support it, are most easily accessed by way of the breath. Yet their resilience and availability is required of safe and effective yoga posture practice. This workshop will present two active pranayama techniques that strengthen the core structural muscles so that integrity in yoga posture practice becomes a genuine possibility. Suitable for anyone, even if you need to seat on a chair.
Deep release, deep freedom, are not possible while the breath remains subject to the power of habit and intention, however unconscious. Classical pranayama is the art of deep release into genuine freedom through intimacy with the breath. This workshop will focus on releasing the breath from all effort, intention and habit, so that mind also can let go of its need to control into its deeper ability to enjoy. Suitable for anyone, even if you need to seat on a chair.
DYNAMIC YOGA MASTER CLASS: YOGA POSTURE PRACTICE AS MEDITATION IN ACTION
This workshop is open to anyone regardless of experience. We will explore the meditative aspect of yoga postures, without which they are little more than glamourised exercise. The key to this is using the nonverbal intelligence of the body to pacify the linear intelligence of the mind, so that the holographic intelligence of consciousness can reveal itself clearly, both in action and in stillness. Open to anyone, regardless of experience.
The systematic sensitisation of the bodimind through subtle, refined action can be used to access, awaken and circulate the deep power of sexual energy. This session will explore the somatic practices that unlock the healing power of sexual energy as a process of deep psychosomatic and spiritual release. Open to anyone, regardless of experience.
The heart of Tantra is not sex but meditation. Nevertheless the deep power of sexual energy must be integrated consciously if it is not to lead to problems obvious and subtle. This session will explore the healing, nourishing and liberating possibilities presented by awakening sexual energy within the context of meditation. Suitable for anyone, even if you need to seat on a chair.
Rather than struggling to control mind, somatic meditation focuses on the intelligent presence of the body by way of the sensations it continuously generates. Intimacy with these sensations not only quietens mind, but also allows it to let go if its need to know into its deeper ability to enjoy the intelligent presence of consciousness. This session will invite your mind to let go as deeply as possible into the presence of consciousness by way of your body. Suitable for anyone, even if you need to seat on a chair.
The days in blue colour, the sessions will take place in Espai Silenci, av. Príncep d’Astúries, 46, 1r 3a, de Barcelona.
The days in pink colour, the sessions will take place in CESFN, c. Nena Cases, 43, de Barcelona.
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