Morning workshop Spirals of being
Nothing flows straight, but its all in relation to each other. This magnificent body of ours. So deep in its complexity and so simple in its response, so willing to heal when given the chance.
Embodied Flow Yoga explores that relatedness between all that you already are. Through an integrative blend of hatha yoga, somatics, movement meditations, tantric philosophy, and transpersonal psychology it elicits the experience of stepping into flow as meditation in action. In this workshop we journey through some of the body systems to find deep pathways of connection. The technique is simple, the result can be radical. Blessed to share with you!
ABOUT EMBODIED FLOW™
Principles of Embodied FlowTHE BODY IS A VEHICLE FOR AWAKENING.
The highest aim of yoga is to know “The Self”. Hatha yoga has traditionally taught that the method for awakening consciousness lies within the Body. We may know The Self through practices that support us to stay present within every part that makes up who we are. The result of this practice is an enlivened being, where the Body and Mind are one. Within this state, the limited or false Self dissipates, and all possibilities become available to us.
We can practice yoga with strength in a relaxed manner. We may do this by feeling our body relax its weight into the ground while the surrounding atmosphere equally supports its levity. This balance within our relationship to space and gravity is called Yielding. Resistance to gravity creates rigidity. In contrast, we can feel overtaken and defeated by gravitational force. This physical struggle is reflected in our internal state. By yielding, we neither brace or harden against experience nor give up. Yielding is a meta concept that defines how we enter a room and conversation, or relate to others and our environment. When we successfully negotiate our relationship to the earth, there is equanimity of effort and ease in our Body-Mind that effects the whole of our life experience
.PATHWAYS OF CONNECTIVITY.
Feeling free within our Body-Mind is one of the strongest tools of yoga practice. The practice is one of listening to inner wisdom and creating circumstances that support harmony. This process begins during infancy, when we develop a series of movements that support healthy growth. Gaining fluency in each movement creates the foundation for ease in more complex movements to come. Oftentimes these developmental patterns become hindered, and blockages form in our body that remain as we get older. We can re-explore passageways of our own growth when given the right opportunity. Similarly, when we free contractions in the mind, we can feel greater ease of movement. In other words, conditions of connectivity can be created. Freeing these channels is the foundation of many ancient energy based healing art systems including Traditional Thai Yoga Massage.
ARTICULATION AND INTEGRATION.
Developing awareness of our entire Body, and also the more subtle systems that comprise our Body such as bones, glands or organs, allows us to establish new patterns for experience. Articulation allows us to familiarize ourselves with the different systems that make up who we are. As we explore each layer of our Body, we must then reconnect it to the bigger picture. Integration gives time and space for those parts to interact. We can bring this skill of observing our parts in connection to our Whole to each aspect of life. We can deepen reflection of how our present beliefs, movements, thoughts, or attitude support presence within our True Self. We can also identify areas that are in shadow and are thwarting access to overall ease and strength. We have the opportunity to analyze our development, in order to support the greater whole of our life.
FLOW IS A STREAMING OF MOMENT TO MOMENT CONSCIOUSNESS.
The ultimate aim of yoga practice is to be fully present in the here and now. This is our birthright. Yet constant focus on the past or a preconceived future often obstructs this aim. When we observe how we scatter between the past and future, we can create a safe space for those aspects of our self to release. We can then experience an uninterrupted continuation, or Flow, of thoughts, feelings and movement from one moment to the next. Living in a state of flow gives us the ability to fully arrive in this moment, and the next, and so on with presence-awareness. As we deepen understanding of our Body, presence of our awakened being has even more capacity to occur. This ultimate streamline of consciousness is the constant, clear expression of our being from poses to pose, moment to moment, and breath to breath.
Tenets that anchor the Embodied Flow laboratory include:
1. Embodiment – We want to sense, feel, and gain mastery over this tangible form that is our vehicle for awareness.2. Meditation in action – We seek to make a bridge between meditation and motion and we call that bridge flow. We see flow as moment to moment presence: pouring yourself moment to moment into the action that you are doing. We hold the inquiry what is Samadhi (the deep meditative state) in action?
3. The individual is a part of the collective -We recognize the individual self as a part of the continuum of life; once the individual self is fully embodied it seeks an ever deeper relationship to ever widening circles of relationship to the “outer self”
4. Community – Awakening doesn’t happen in a vacuum; by networking our “Self” to individuals that are also embodied we create a group mind that facilitates cognitive collateral. Further we see the components of any gathering as a uniquely assembled opportunity to discover where we are stuck and where we are in flow.
5. Resiliency – We are interested in working on our capacity to meet and be met; to show up with our full awareness intelligence and to meet incoming stimulus with stillness and peace
6. Facilitating flow – On an individual group and universal level we seek to eliminate stagnation; seeking to restore things to their essential nature and eliminate the physical mental and emotional obstacles that keep us from flow using our curiosity and intuition to guide discovery.
This workshop is also an introduction to the beautiful Teacher Training we have schedualed 2018 !
Anja mötte yogan för 19 år sedan och har undervisat på heltid i 12 år.
Min styrka som yogalärare är min närvaro. I salen finns bara ni som yogar och eran rörelse är språket vi talar med varandra.
Jag är certifierad i Embodied Flow™ yoga som använder sig av de olika systemen vår kropp är byggd av för att finna oss själva genom det vi redan är, men kanske inte använt tidigare. Jag har funnit det vara ett sätt att över tid lära mig vad läkning verkligen är, vad acceptans och styrka och sårbarhet är. Alla goda ting att lära sig på denna livsresan. Och rörelse är ett av sätten att ta sig mot frihet i dig själv.
Du kan vänta dig dynamisk rörelse och utmaning för kroppen ibland, lugn ibland, förhoppningen alltid att röra dig på det mest avslappnande sättet som är tillgängligt just nu.
Jag är djupt intresserad av det som är underliggande allt vi vet om oss själva. Fascinerad av hur vi kan tona in till sinnet av ett system och uppleva oss själva på så många olika sätt. Min önskan är för upplevd frihet i allt vi är. Du börjar med yoga asana som du tror ska göra något visst för dig, vart resan tar oss går inte att veta när vi börjar. Det finns så mycket rikedom tillgängligt för var och en av oss bara i närvaron av det vi redan är och har.