Less instruction, more meditation in this session. Instruction in The Practice of Living Awareness asserts the ongoing integration of the current instructions into one’s day and life. On the cushion is important. In that way, we learn to meditate, hold a meditative state, and thereby have insights and realization. But that is not enough because, ultimately, it is selfish. “I” have the insight. “I” experience peace or tranquility. “I” perceive that there is interconnectedness to life. Excellent! Now do something with it.
Integrating tranquility results in patience and a calm demeanor. Integrating insights results in transformation and letting go. Integrating an awareness of interconnectedness into one’s life results in a flow of positivity from and to one as a relaying point of goodness not a delaying point of self-interest.
When Asana is added to one’s practice, one’s practice gels in a further or richer way. Why? In The Practice of Living Awareness this is so because our focus on Asana is for mindful appreciation and engaging of every part of one’s incarnation. The bowl inside the hips invites awareness of one’s stability and how we fill ourself, our time, etc. Or tightening the belly button area triggers a brightness in the mind and a possible corresponding moment of stillness in the throat center or a tickle. Why does that happen? Because they are a interdependent pair and a direct experience of this is possible by The Practice’s method with Asana.
Webcast: Asana and sacred slience
Podcast: Asana and sacred silence
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