This isn't a meditation class. This is a workshop on how to sit for meditation with ease and balance! If you have ever found yourself straining, or in pain, or distracted while attempting to "relax" you know how frustrating and counter-productive that can be.
Based on the Feldenkrais Method of movement education, this workshop will give you the sensory experiences of balance and movement that you need in order to sit dynamically. You don't have to keep pushing into the same thing. You can learn to support a thriving meditation practice by allowing your posture to support you.
"These forms are not a means of obtaining the right state of mind. To take this posture itself is the purpose of our practice. When you have this posture, you have the right state of mind."
For experienced meditators this is an opportunity to deepen your practice, and address habitual discomforts. For those new to meditation, this is a beautiful way to enter into a practice, laying the foundation for effortless, balanced attention.
In this workshop we will discuss the foundations of effortless sitting, look at how to adjust your seating for maximum effect, address common concerns, and engage in movement explorations that will allow you to naturally find a more balanced and sustainable posture.
(Bring any cushions or seating you normally use, a yoga mat, and wear loose, comfortable clothing.)
Chris is a Feldenkrais Practitioner of movement education, and a Philosopher of Education. He has taught mindfulness groups to support their practice more effectively through effortless sitting at Teachers College, Columbia University, as well as one-on-one in his private practice.
His workshops are always a blast, and profound learning somehow slips effortlessly in.
Lately, he's been learning the Cyr Wheel, and will no doubt bring it up at any chance.
You can follow his latest project at The New Ergonomics.
This class hasn't been reviewed yet.