1. Introduction to open eye sitting meditation.
2. Experiential: Using sound and music to inspire movement and to cultivate sustained attention on the connection between mind and body. We will focus on identifying bodily sensations and how these are associated to our thoughts and emotions. To be truly present and in the moment we must be exactly where our body is.
3. Discussion, sharing experiences, Q&A.
"There is no doubt that when you take it to the next level, the mind and the body are connected, and that when those connections are in tact and in balance you have health and when they're broken you have disease." Esther Sternberg, MD, Neuroscientist
"The key is to be here, fully connected with the moment, paying attention to the details of ordinary life...When we scrub a vegetable or brush our hair, we are expressing appreciation: friendship toward ourselves and toward the living quality that is found in everything. This combination of mindfulness and appreciation connects us fully with reality and brings us joy". Pema Chodron