After a summer of experiential anatomy, this fall we will pursue moon sadhana - practices that explore and cultivate the mind. (Learn more about our year-long syllabus here.) Both moon and mind are constantly changing, and both “reflect” other energies. We will use movement and breath to engender states of stability and calm, which support further work with meditation and self-inquiry. In other words, we will turn our attention from physical to mental alignment.
We will also consider different models of the mind, both Indian and Western. We will meditate more regularly and develop a repertoire of foundational meditations. By winter, we will be ready to move into the realms of prana, the animating intelligence of life.
Some recommended reading for this fall:
Yoga and Psychotherapy: The Evolution of Consciousness
by Swami Rama et al
The Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain
by Antonio Damasio
The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience by Francisco Varela, Evan Thompson and Eleanor Rosch
Swami J's excellent online commentary on the Yoga Sutras
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