We all have moments of feeling open, clear, and effortlessly aligned with the unfolding of our lives, only to slip back into the weight and tensions of everyday activity. We see these tensions and the stress that comes with them as “normal,” even though they take an often-unrecognized toll on our energy and well-being. We view the other kinds of moments, the ones that uplift and energize us, as the welcome exception. And yet, the opposite is true. Those uplifting moments express a deeper, freer self, capable of engaging life with openness, optimism, and flexibility.
In this workshop we will use simple practices of movement, breath, and self-reflection, to bring meditative awareness to the three energetic tendencies or “root poisons” that block our freer selves: aversion, grasping, and self-disconnection. We will explore how these energies are expressed in the way we move, breathe, see the world, and relate to others. Through practices that support us in recognizing and loosening these habitual responses to life, we become able to move towards the vibrancy and gracefulness of a lighter way of being.