“Stillness is not the absence or negation of energy, life, or movement. Stillness is dynamic. It is unconflicted movement, life in harmony with itself, skill in action. It can be experienced whenever there is total, uninhibited, unconflicted participation in the moment you are in – when you are wholeheartedly present with whatever you are doing.” ~Erich Schiffman, “Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness”
Yoga asana is often viewed as a technique for preparing the body and mind for meditation. Stretching and strengthening the body can enable the practitioner to sit with more physical ease, and movement can aid in quieting and focusing the mind. By connecting breath and movement, asana can also become a moving meditation. In this 6-week series, we will explore the connection between body, breath, and mind through moving asana, still asana (yin/restorative), meditation, and pranayama in order to move into dynamic stillness and mindful presence.
Thursdays, Apr. 19 – May 24
7:15-8:15 pm, $99