8b: Poise on and off the cushion

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

8a: Asana – from the bottom to the top

There are many reasons why the classical meditation posture is the classical one. A few are: aligning the body and inner chakra system, alignment of the body, energy, mind, and emotional components of oneself, verticality stretches one energetically as high, expanded or refined as one can reach and then sustain. Also, asana provides the downward … More 8a: Asana – from the bottom to the top

Poise, equipoise, awareness

The Intermediate practice has been focusing on how “the inside creates the outside,” and then how “the outside conditions the inside.” We have practiced with the chakras, with the major channels, and we have sat asserting asana on three levels of body, emotion (astrality), and awareness (mind). Today, we call our attention to the already … More Poise, equipoise, awareness

* Trust your practice: step 7

This step is Interlude. With it we experience the cornucopia of gifts that have been cultivated and thus are available from our meditation practice. And because our practice is The Practice of Living Awareness all of its steps enhance our awareness and can be brought into the livingness of every day. As such, we can … More * Trust your practice: step 7