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Mandela on Meditation

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Nelson Mandela and Meditation

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In a letter published in his book Conversations with Myself, he wrote to his wife, Winnie Mandela, who had just been imprisoned in Kroonstad Prison, saying  “Honesty, sincerity, simplicity, humility, pure generosity, absence of vanity, readiness to serve others – qualities which are within easy reach of every soul – are the foundations of one’s spiritual life.

Development in matters of this nature is inconceivable without serious introspection, without knowing yourself, your weaknesses and mistakes. At least, if for nothing else, the cell gives you the opportunity to look daily into your entire conduct, to overcome the bad and develop whatever is good in you. Regular meditation, say about 15 minutes a day before you turn in, can be very fruitful in this regard. You may find it difficult at first to pinpoint the negative features in your life, but the 10th  attempt may yield rich rewards. Never forget that a saint is a sinner who keeps on trying.”

Furthermore he speaks of balancing the external world with mastering the Self and the power of love:  “The cell is an ideal place to learn to know yourself, to search realistically and regularly the process of your own mind and feelings. In judging our progress as individuals we tend to concentrate on external factors such as one’s social position, influence and popularity, wealth and standard of education. These are, of course, important in measuring one’s success in material matters and it is perfectly understandable if many people exert themselves mainly to achieve all these. But internal factors may be even more crucial in assessing one’s development as a human being.

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than it’s opposite.”

Perhaps we could all learn some lessons in Self Mastery, Emotional Intelligence, and self responsibility from Mr. Mandela.  © 2013 Keith E. Hall and Inner-Tranquility.com All rights reserved.

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Pythagorean Sacred Geometry, part 2

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Pythagoras and Sacred Geometry, part 2: The Circle

 

 

Using the symbol contemplation meditation cleanses the issues of the lower chakras while activating Witness Consciousness.  This must be done daily to have any effect. The symbols must be done in order: first the circle, then Pythagoras, Sacred Geometry, The Circle, tantric qigong, 8 treasures, eight section brocade, ba duan jin, 8 pieces of silk, 8 twists of silk, 8 brocades, qigong, self mastery, self-responsibility, qigong for self mastery, qigong for enlightenment, enlightenment, self actualization, self realization, spiritual awakening, spiritual evolution, kriyas, kriya yoga, kundalini, kundalini yoga, kundalini awakening, kundalini activation, kundalini rising, meditation, kundalini meditation, wu wei, t'ai chi, taiji, t'ai chi chuan, t'ai chi chuan yang style, long form, qigong meditation, Vipassana, Zen, inner tranquility, inner peace, Emotional-Spiritual Intelligence, bioenergetics, neo-reichian, Reich, orgone, qi, chi, ki, vitality, life force, chakras, tumo, dumo, dantien. tan tien, hara, bagua, Taoism, taoist, taoist tantra, tantra, tantra yoga, dakini, daka, goddess, tantrika, tantrik, stress, stress management, 10 minutes, 10 minute exercise, 10 minute stress, 1 minute stress management, 1 minute meditation, 60 second relaxation, 60 second stress manager, personal growth, spiritual growth, yoga, Sifu, classes, instruction, workshops, seminars, Intention, Manifestation, power of Now, Presencing, Being Present,The secret, Yoga Nidra, Higher Consciousness, The Law of Attraction, What the bleep, Buddha, Buddhism, Tantric Buddhism, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Aspen Hill, silver spring, Brookeville, sandy spring, Laytonsville, Potomac, Derwood, Montgomery County, Frederick, Germantown, Maryland, District of Columbia, Washington DC, guided meditation, visualization, Theta brainwave entrainment, guided relaxation, online programs, meditations CDs, meditation downloads, meditation mp3, ambient nature sounds, ocean surf, pheromones, self healing, qigong yoga, energy yoga, chakra yoga, chakra qigong, chakra chi kung, Chakra meditation, Howard County, Columbia, Frederick, Baltimore, Northern Virginia, Prince Georges Countythe cross, finally, the triangle. Endeavor to feel the symbols while maintaining Witness Consciousness. Allow whatever comes up to express itself, don’t try to suppress anything, just Witness whatever you are experiencing.  Inhale deeply and draw the symbol into the area of the body that it corresponds with.  If you wish, you can sit with a tennis ball on your perineum to prevent the downward loss of qi.

 

The Circle stimulates the third eye and its components witness, intuition, and intellection. If you observe a lot of mental activity, be still and Witness this process without judgment or frustration. See yourself in your mind’s eye as sitting and contemplating the circle symbol. You can use the mantra OM or EE to help hold Witness. Use the Chakra Sounds track 6.  You can set this to repeat if you wish and 3 or 4 repetitions of the track should be sufficient. © 2012 Keith E. Hall Inner-Tranquility.com  All rights reserved.

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Pythagorean Sacred Geometry

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Pythagoras and Sacred Geometry 

The three Pythagorean symbols are said to have originated with the ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras (circa 600 – 570 BC) and may have some relation to certain symbols associated with the Rosicrucian and Freemason orders.

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In the Pythagorean School there were persistent stories of secret symbols and ascetic practices.*  It was thought that he had his disciples practice these secret symbol contemplations daily for a number of years to purify their psyches.

 “The teachings of Pythagoras indicate that he was thoroughly conversant with the precepts of Oriental and Occidental esotericism. He traveled among the Jews and was instructed by the Rabbins concerning the secret traditions of Moses, the lawgiver of Israel. Later the School of the Essenes was conducted chiefly for the purpose of interpreting the Pythagorean symbols. Pythagoras was initiated into the Egyptian, Babylonian, and Chaldean Mysteries.  Although it is believed by some that he was a disciple of Zoroaster, it is doubtful whether his instructor of that name was the God-man now revered by the Parsees. While accounts of his travels differ, historians agree that he visited many countries and studied at the feet of many masters.”**

Apparently Pythagoras subscribed to the laws of karma and manifestation: “All men know what they want, but few know what they need. Pythagoras warned his disciples that when they prayed they should not pray for themselves; that when they asked things of the gods they should not ask things for themselves, because no man knows what is good for him and it is for this reason undesirable to ask for things which, if obtained, would only prove to be injurious.”**

Balance within oneself and between one’s inner and outer worlds seemed to be a basic tenet of Pythagoras. “He taught moderation in all things rather than excess in anything, for he believed that an excess of virtue was in itself a vice.”** © 2012 Keith E. Hall Inner-Tranquility.com All rights reserved.

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*Scholion ad Aristophanes, Nub. 611; Iamblichus, Vit. Pyth. 237, 238

**Hall, Manly The Secrets Teaching of All Ages

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Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

T’ai Chi, Tantric Qigong, Meditation, and Sleep

Good, deep, restful sleep is like a cool draught of spring water to someone wandering in a baking desert. Our stressful, harried lives require good quality sleep, yet our ability to achieve these deep states seems to be slipping.

In the UK, one third of the population report that they suffer from insomnia and, according to a 2002 poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, 58% of adults in the U.S. experience symptoms of insomnia for at least a few nights each week.*

Prevalence and Etiology  Insomnia appears to be more common in women; however the quality of sleep often deteriorates with age in both men and women. Additionally, insomniacs often experience fatigue during the day, fall asleep at work or have difficulty concentrating, poor memory, and can experience irritability. Persons suffering from insomnia can also wake up frequently during the night, have problems going back to sleep, wake up too early, and often feel tired following sleep.

Health conditions such as high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and menopause; medications, drugs, poor nutrition, bad habits such as over-consumption of caffeine and alcohol, pain or other physical discomfort, shift work, negative emotional states such as anger, OCD, and depression, even the anxiety about sleeping well itself can contribute significantly to the degradation of your sleep quality.

T’ai Chi Can Improve Sleep   In research conducted by Li F, et al. of the Oregon Research Institute and published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, the ability of T’ai t'ai-pul-innertranqChi to improve the quality of sleep was studied in a group of older adults. 118 men and women, ranging in age from 60 to 92, were randomly delegated to either a T’ai Chi or a low impact exercise class meeting for one hour, three times a week for six months. The two groups exhibited the same sleep duration at the beginning of the study. At the conclusion of the trial, the T’ai Chi practitioners showed significant improvement in sleep quality compared to the low impact exercise group as measured by the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). The T’ai Chi-ists were able to fall asleep 18 minutes faster each night and slept 48 minutes more than the exercise group. The researchers concluded that “Tai chi appears to be effective as a nonpharmacological approach to sleep enhancement for sleep-disturbed elderly individuals.”**

How does this work?  The researchers did not postulate the mechanisms involved in the improvement of sleep quality through the practice of T’ai Chi. However, with several decades of practice and teaching under my belt, I am willing to hazard a few guesses about this:

1. T’ai Chi (and Tantric Qigong) reduces pain and physical discomfort through gentle movements that improve blood flow, circulating out toxins while presenting no physical stress to the body.

2. T’ai Chi and Tantric Qigong increase oxygenation and vital energy (qi, chi) while at the same time balancing the active and receptive or quiescent aspects of this energy (yin and yang).

3. The gentle stretching characteristic of T’ai Chi reduces muscle spasticity and joint compaction that can lead to pain.

4. Like meditation, Tantric Qigong and T’ai Chi’s conscious breath patterns unite the frontal cortical centers with brain stem and limbic functions resulting in more self mastery and a concomitant decrease in negative emotional states.  Training the brain to attain deep Theta states will also relax a person so deeply as to bring them to the threshold of sleep. © 2013 Keith E. Hall and www.Inner-Tranquility.com .  All rights reserved.

*2002 Sleep in America Poll, National Sleep Foundation.

**J Am Geriatr Soc. 2004 Jun;52(6):892-900. Tai chi and self-rated quality of sleep and daytime sleepiness in older adults: a randomized controlled trial. Li F, Fisher KJ, Harmer P, Irbe D, Tearse RG, Weimer C. Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, Oregon.

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Karma Burning: The 5th Chakra

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Karma Burning: Joy & the Throat Chakra

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Joy is the expression of the power of great delight, elation, or “happiness on steroids.” As a spiritual state of Being, joy can energetically manifest from either the 4th chakra or the 6th chakra.

Vishuddhi yantra throat chakraReal joy means immediate expansion. If we experience pure joy, immediately our heart expands. – Sri Chinmoy

If the power of love, happiness, gratitude, or ecstasy is energized enough, this Shakti Kundalini (earthly Qi) will express itself by travelling through the sub-chakras connecting heart (Anahata) to the throat (Vishuddi). This earthly, Shakti based energy of Joy wants to ascend through the chakras and rejoice in its dynamic and free expression at the throat. Another characteristic of Joy that begins in the heart can be the desire to serve others, which can create a deep satisfaction and gratitude for this opportunity to be in service to humanity.

Peace is joy at rest, and joy is peace on its feet. – Anne Lamott

It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy. – Krishnamurti

Focusing on the 3rd eye creates attentiveness and Presence, which is a prerequisite and an intimately entwined component of joy. Witnessing the beauty and power of the Now can fill one with compassion, gratitude, and joy as well as a sort of esthetic awakening to and a deep appreciation of the reality we behold. This energetically (through one’s heavenly Qi) connects Ajna with the throat whereby these realizations can be expressed. Joy manifested from the 3rd eye to the throat can often have a serene, blissful quality to it. © 2012 Keith E. Hall and www.Inner-Tranquility.com. All rights reserved.

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Karma Burning

Monday, January 7th, 2013
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Level 2 Cobra Breath deepens our energetic and psychic balance by activating the neural and subtle energy roots of the chakras. In essence, each chakra manages a realm of emotion, somatic structure, mental process, perception, and personal experience. Thus, how we define and experience ourselves to be is Kali, Durgamediated by the physical energies and software imprints of each chakra. To attain a liberated state of being, we must therefore explore the many “subroutines” that have been downloaded to our chakra system, and re-write the ones that create negative emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and self-limitation.

Karma burning can be thought of as a collection of techniques, rituals, meditations, and other processes to attain liberation from the unconscious patterning that controls our lives autonomically, i.e., from your subconscious. Like a crucible, this process can create a certain subtle heat and light which penetrates the psyche thus purifying our mettle; our mind, emotions, and the somatic record of our past.

Sometimes traditional yogic and Buddhist techniques for karma burning visualize this process externally and anthropomorphically. For example, there are the images of Kali (the destroyer of Time), which may seem violent and gruesome. This is a representation of our fear of change being overcome by calling on an ally: the power of the deity. We fear the little death of the egoistic patterns we have lived with, no matter how dysfunctional, harmful, or self limiting they are. We are loathe to give them up even though we suspect that we would be better off if we could grow out of them and re-define ourselves anew.

Joseph Campbell has said the Buddha has two aspects, one peaceful, and the other wrathful. Just like the Hindu paradigm of Kali, if one remains attached to thanka, kali, durga, karmaone’s self-definition and world-view, the Divine force of conscious evolution will become increasingly insistent. If our resistance remains high, then this force can be perceived as a threat, and can be visualized externally as if it were a wrathful deity who lops off the head of our egoistic perceptions, and devours our negative emotions, thoughts, and actions. This Kali-esque aspect is sometimes symbolized in Tibetan Thankas (also spelled Tangka, Thangka, or Tanka) where the deity is depicted as manifesting in a fierce form to free us from samsara – our limited perceptions, unsettled mind, ignorance, suffering, emotional bondage, and self-centered behaviors.

The hero whose attachment to ego is already annihilated passes back and forth across the horizons of the world, in and out of the dragon, as readily as a king through all the rooms of his house. And therein lies his power…  – The Hero with a Thousand Faces

For some of us, this is a very real psychic battle between our core patterns that were imprinted at an early age and our innate desire for freedom. Perseverance and courage, the same qualities displayed by any deity or hero, are required to attain a state of relative liberation.  We can concoct many, many reasons for not doing this work: not enough time, competing interests, stress, a general feeling that we are just fine the way we are, and an infinite number of other reasons. There is only one real reason for pursuing this process: to attain true and utter freedom from our past and be Present in the clear light of self-knowledge. This will result in Moksha (moksa, mukti) or Nirvana – the attainment of emotional, mental, and spiritual liberation.

The best techniques of karma burning usually involve a process of remembering past events; historical, imaginary, and perceptual. Once this history is brought to our conscious mind and soma, and processed through Witness Consciousness, the karmic patterns are transmuted, thus freeing enormous psychic energy and transforming our limitations into wisdom and liberation. © 2012 Keith E. Hall and Inner-Tranquility.com. All rights reserved. Karma Burning  Karma Burning in the Lower Chakras  1 2 3  4 5

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History of Qigong part 3

Friday, April 1st, 2011

History of Qigong part 3
The Spiritual / Religious Era

During this period China in general, and qigong in particular, were strongly influenced by the migration of Buddhism from India. Some may consider aspects of Taoism to be spiritual, even religious, and this may be so in that Taoism has a deep reverence for the processes and cycles of nature. The Sage would observe these cycles and endeavor to be in harmony with them. These Taoist practices and philosophies do have much in common with pantheism and animism and so could be considered also to be a spiritual or religious paradigm, depending on the individual’s mind-set. In terms of qigong practice and intent however, the Early historical period had as its main focus the development of health and wellness.

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The Taoist hermit Zhang Dao Ling (Chang Tao Ling) was known for combining traditional Taoist principles with Buddhist precepts.  Zhang Dao Ling lived around 34 – 156 AD and claimed that Lao Tzu had empowered him to teach the way of the Tao. The system that grew out of this is now known as Dao Jiao (Tao Jiaw) and is a form of religious Taoism. Zhang Dao Ling built a spiritual following in Szechuan province emphasizing the achievement of immortality. Legend has it that Zhang physically ascended into heaven and from this event and his teaching efforts grew the branch of religious Taoism known as the Celestial Masters school.

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The Buddhist temples of the period were thought to have taught Qigong practices, perhaps focusing on the forms of stilling the mind experienced in the meditation techniques of Chan Buddhism or Zen. It was postulated that these forms of qigong could lead to Enlightenment and escape from the cycle of reincarnation. During this time, the principles of Zen Qigong were reserved for monastic training and generally kept secret from the public.

Qigong during this time

– was kept secret within the monasteries
– was greatly influenced by Chinese and Indian Buddhism
– could be considered a path to Enlightenment
– presented a new level of challenge, combining the wellness paradigm of earlier Taoist practice with a more spiritual intent
– characterized by an increased efficiency of qigong practices (c) 2011 Keith E. Hall Inner-Tranquility.com . All rights reserved.

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There are four main classes of technique for practicing Cobra Breath. Two require partners; two can be done by oneself. Two are sexual, two are non-sexual.

Solo Practice

Version 1: Probably the most popular, or at least the most practiced, form of Cobra Breath sadhana is to practice Cobra Breath as a meditation technique by oneself. No particular materials are required; one just practices the Cobra Breath as a meditation and internal energy technique for awakening the higher chakric centers, particularly the third eye and the Mouth of God. Fourteen repetitions daily of this breath are recommended, though more can be done as you like.

The indications, in addition to being initiated into Cobra Breath, are that one have a quiet space to practice, be able to sit without excessive movement, know the forward position of Khechari Mudra, and keep the spine very straight. Keeping the spine straight will ease the flow of energy and prevent the re-grooving of karmic patterns.

 

Version 2: It is possible to do the Cobra Breath sexually by oneself. This can add a bit more energy to the practice, and perhaps accelerate the development of cleansing Kundalini energies. To do this, one self-pleasures to near the edge of orgasm, and then performs the Cobra Breath with a very tight root lock. Generally, one to three repetitions of Cobra Breath are enough to transmute the sexual energy to the higher chakras and prevent ejaculation.

 

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Yab Yum Pose

Version 1: To practice non-sexually with a partner, one needs to be deep in their energy field. There is a certain level of energy intimacy involved here. A mild form of this practice would be to sit back to back and perform the Cobra Breath with both of the partners synchronizing the breath. Having the spinal nadis in alignment and touching each other tends to create an energetic balance which can deepen one’s experience of this practice. Alternatively, two partners can perform Cobra Breath in the Yab Yum position. An advantage of this position is that partners often can get the first and second chakras physically closer, which can add a bit more energy. When the energy of Cobra Breath reaches the third eye, this position allows to the partners to perform the Tantric Kiss, which further stimulates the energy of Ajna.

 

Version 2: This is the version of Babaji’s Cobra Breath that gets all the press. Using Cobra Breath sexually with a partner holds the potential for the highest level of energy generation and transmutation. Yab Yum is the position usually recommended, although any position that allows the spine to be straight and also allows for the performance of the Tantric Kiss will work just fine. Yab Yum has a certain advantage in that the orientation of the position allows for the lower chakras to be aligned with the polarity of the Earth, and the head chakras are aligned with the heavens. This puts the entire spinal system and nadis in a straight line, resulting in an ease of energy flow between the Earthly and Heavenly chakra energies. The electromagnetic fields of Earth and Sky strengthen and cleanse one’s own bio-magnetic field. This practice is best done with a partner of similar spiritual vibration, or at least the ability of both partners to raise and synchronize their vibratory fields. To state this in another way, care should be taken that your partner is at a similar stage of evolution as you are, or surrendered enough to follow the vibratory energies to be in harmony. The same general indications of the other three versions apply here. © 2011 Keith E. Hall. www.inner-tranquility.com All rights reserved.

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Classes

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Tantric Qigong Classes
A complete system for Wellness, Self Mastery & Awakening

Learn how to improve your health and well being in as little as 10 minutes a day!
Boost Immunity, Rejuvenate, Accelerate Self-Mastery & Create Serenity Within.

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The class will employ elements of Taoist and Bioenergetic practices. Classes also include aspects of T’ai Chi, pranayama (conscious breathing) and meditation for creating a relaxed body and mind. You will learn to develop your vital energy and personal power to nourish your mental, physical, and spiritual health. Upon completion, you will be eligible for certification.

The Learning stages of Tantric Qi Gong include:
• Relaxing & aligning the body
• Controlling the breath
• Focusing the mind-Transmuting the emotions
• Moving the Chi
• Development of the Spirit
Tuition (8 classes): $149, includes training manual.
Register online at: http://www.inner-tranquility.com/products-page/classes/qigong-for-self-mastery-classes/

Private instruction is available.

Levels 2-7 courses are offered upon completion of Level 1.

Our classes and meditation / stress management audio programs can help you create a core of empowered Being within!
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Summer Events

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Introduction to Qigong

Sunday, July 11, 1:30 PM, Olney, MD

Discover how to improve your health and well being in as little as 10 minutes!

Boost immunityyingyangcroproundinnertranq4in, get grounded, empowered, accelerate Self-Mastery & spiritual evolution!

Find out why millions of people have practiced qigon for thousands of years. Easier, gentler than T’ai Chi, Qigong consists of conscious breathing & gentle meditative movements that generate and circulate life force and consciousness. Appropriate for anyone who can breathe and move his / her arms!

The 8 Treasures system of Tantric Qigong can be learned by almost anyone, regardless of physical condition. Practicing these simple exercises results in increased vitality, flexibility, mental focus, and alertness. Tantric Qigong will noticeably reduce stress levels, and is a gentle non-impact aerobics routine for cardiac and respiratory health. Tuition: $35 Discount for early registration.

Weekly Tantric Qigong Classes Sundays, Olney MD


Meditation & Conscious Breathing

Saturday, July 31, 1 PM, Olney, MD

breath2inBreath is Life! The quality of your breathing directly influences the quality of your life, and odds are your breathing is not nearly as efficient as it could be. The experience of routine stress, anxiety, injury, developmental or other traumatic events, even birth, can create deep holding patterns in the body which limit life-force and dampen your spirit.

Conscious Breathing derives its techniques from ancient Yogic and Taoist systems such as Pranayama, T’ai Chi, and Qi Gong breathing and shares some similarities with systems such as Rebirthing. This course will introduce us to methods that will:

Reverse the effects of accumulated stress and trauma.

• Begin to remove obstructions in the flow of one’s vital energy.

• Increase life-force by drawing on the energy (Chi, Prana) surrounding us at all times.

• Improve meditation, integration, well being, peace of mind, and mind-body mastery.

Increase your ability to contend with life’s challenges & fully enjoy its delights.Tuition: $35 Discount for early registration.


The Art of Being Present

Saturday, August 14, 1 PM, Olney, MD

Learn to make the most of each moment in your life!

buddhahandcropDo you admire those who say “carpe diem” & reach for all the gusto that life presents? Wonder how to extract more enjoyment from life?

We live in anticipation of the future & are attached to our past. We shuttle back & forth between past & future, robbing ourselves of our life & re-creating old patterns of being. Einstein once said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over & over again & expecting a different result!” Through the Presencing ProcessSMwe can release

patterns that no longer serve us & create our lives with joy & fulfillment, exactly the way we wish to!

Who can benefit from this course:

· Busy professionals who find it difficult to unwind,Anyone who feels “stuck in a rut”.

· Meditators & Yoga practitioners who want to deepen their practice.

· Persons w/ anxiety, frustration, difficulty stilling the mind, therapists wishing an approach to mind-body holism. ·Bodyworkers, energy workers, persons wishing clarity & creativity in their personal/professional lives.

In this experiential workshop we will:

· Learn to create better communication & greater connection in our relationships, Open ourselves fully to our present experience.

· Use sensation, emotion, cognition to guide ourselves to our truth, Release negative emotion while opening to joy & serenity.

· Use breath to inspire creativity, vitality, & enjoyment of our lives, learn how being present in the moment can create fulfillment.

· Heal past wounding & manifest success in all aspects of our being. 3 CEUs Available!.Tuition: $59 Early registration discount.

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