Exploration is a direct experience of something or somewhere. To explore Venice, one goes to Venice. To explore different spices, one uses them in cooking. To explore meditation, one experiments with meditation. In this sitting, we explore the qualities of poise that are experienced in our emotions, mind, and body during the sitting. Experiencing them … More 8b: Poise on and off the cushion
Asana is a whole being process and concept. Though it begins with being about one’s posture, asana opens one to poise, composure, equipoise, and the feeling of integrity. Each of these speaks of balance, but not a type of outer balance – like balancing a book on one’s head – but inner balance, inner coordination … More 8c: Integrity begins inside.
We might not realize how good balance feels because it seems so ordinary. Yet, when out of balance emotionally or mentally, spiritually or physically, it’s quite unpleasant. Consider it: when there is only the dry bones of daily tasks, we get antsy or grumpy. But, when we take note of the sky’s expanse, or the … More Balance – a mystical state