The Awakening Body
Join Ellen in an exploration of the body in the tradition of non-duality and Kashmir Shaivism. This ancient approach is an invitation to experience our body as it truly is: a flow of sensation appearing, unfolding and dissolving within the pure openness of Awareness.
Using guided meditation, simple postures and movements, breathing, visualizations and dialogues, we reacquaint ourselves with our body directly, free of concepts or images. In this contemplation resistances and chains of bodily contractions, the habits that create the illusion that our identity is limited, located and separate are revealed for what they are: simple sensations that come and go in Awareness.
We come to see and feel that our true identity is pure openness, limitless and permanent. Gently and effortlessly, the body is slowly realigned with this felt understanding. It flows with natural ease and transparency and reflects and expresses the ever-present joy and relaxation that is its source and substance.
Please bring a yoga mat and/or a cushion if you can.