Ellen Emmet ~ The Awakening Body
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 @ 10:00am-11:30am (Pacific Time)
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In our daily lives, the body is seldom tasted as it is. We rarely listen to its language or allow it to simply unfold and blossom in its natural original intelligence and to discover its real essence.
In fact we have deeply disconnected from this level of experience. Even when we turn back towards the body, we come with agendas and ideas that we project upon it, forcing the body into yet another mode. This only perpetuates a felt identification with a body, that may seem improved, but in fact remains a mere projections for the separate limited self that seems to live in its center.
Using guided meditation, simple postures, free movements, breathing, and visualizations we will reestablish our true identity as ever-present and unlocated Awareness and reacquaint ourselves with our body directly, as free of concepts or images as possible. 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: feelings and sensations that rise and unfold in Awareness. We come to feel our true identity as an open field of tactile openness, limitless, vibrating and ever-present in which the body can rise out of and return to moment by moment.
Please sit comfortably on a chair or on a cushion in as comfortable and alert a position as possible with some space all around you.
There will be time for questions and sharing.
Ellen started to teach after studying for many years with her teacher Francis Lucille. She is also a licensed transpersonal psychotherapist with a background in movement, dance and somatic therapies.
Suggested donation: $10 to $15
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