Yin yoga & self inquiry

Yin yoga is a mild and meditative practice. The invitation is to shift the attention away from thinking and into our feelings. In this class, yin yoga is combined with meditative self-examination. Self inquiry invites you to investigate what you really are as opposed to what you think you are. When we proceed to this contemplative investigation, limiting beliefs and assumptions about yourself and the world will fall away or lose their meaning. When this happens a space of peace reveals itself. This timeless space of peace is what we, in our true essence, are. 

Staying in yin postures for a few minutes gives us the opportunity to focus our attention inside and investigate what is the truth. When we observe what is happening in the now, we learn to distinguish between the true unfiltered experience and the interpretation; the story of the mind. Every sensation, emotion or thought, both pleasant and unpleasant, is changeable, never stable. But what is it that perceives? What or who is the 'I' who is aware of the changeable? Is that also changeable? 

Seated meditation is also part of this lesson.

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If the thoughts, emotions and sensations of the physical body have danced their energetic dance in the light of your consciousness and you are no longer able to feed them by disconnecting your attention, something magical will arise. Space is created to become aware of a completely different state of Being that apparently has always been there. A state that is characterized by a deep peace, space, silence and satisfaction. In spirituality this is called Presence, the Now.

It is the presence that gives access to the Jnana; enlightened (self) knowledge. During this gathering we will create a context in which the presence and everything that unfolds from this presence can be directly experienced by you. The teacher will first briefly discuss the principle of Silent Sitting and then we will be silent together for at least 45 minutes. The class will be given in Studio 2 and there are meditation chairs and cushions. You can sit on a meditation cushion, but it is certainly not necessary. After the 45 minutes of silence, the silent sitting becomes a Satsang and there is sufficient time available for questions or whatever arises in the moment.

Realize that the above is much easier said than done. Experiencing the silence is, considering our 'monkeymind', challenging enough and requires discipline and determination. You also experience things or thoughts in silence that you would rather ignore, so this can be confronting. However, the light can only spread through the darkness so the 'shit' will come up sooner or later. A teacher once said: “There is no easy way to do this. That is why you can see this as the most challenging "form" of meditation until at some point it is very natural to Be this state. Be welcome in love and truth.”

 



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