When I ask people what they would like to get out of a one day workshop many people express a need to relax, unwind, give back to themselves and spend more time in practice. Many workshops fail to recognize the need for a focus on embodied practice – that being a decent amount of time spent and focused on practice - time to ‘feel, time to register and time for integration and reflection’. In this way the practices find their mark, or land within the body space and people find it easier to keep up with practice afterwards and have confidence to start or develop self- practice. Often in workshops I have experienced there is a lot of emphasis on talking, lots of talking, presenting knowledge, s
I know I said that the 'humming bee ' breath is gold when it comes to inducing calm - well this one just has to be 'platinum' then. Here is another of my favorite breathing techniques that is effective in calming the mind by drawing the easily fragmented attention inwards, naturally and without relying on yet another stimulus to do it.
Another little gem to insert in those moments when you need to move from a dissipated, scattered and inefficient state, towards a more harmonious and objective one. Not only do you have the ability to slow down and shift your mental and physical state but by cultivating a 'witnessing presence' you gain some amazing tools that help to face life positively.