with angela clark
thursday, january 16
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How can my work towards headstand help me with meditation?
When working on a pose like headstand you have to be fully present with what you are doing, how you connect your hands together, where you place your head on the floor, how you transition into and out of the pose. If you are not paying attention it’s more likely you will hurt yourself.
Meditation is a strong training of the mind, our work is, again, to be fully present with whatever comes up while we sit. And a lot can come up!
We have to train the mind as much, if not more, than the body. And just like we have props in our yoga practice to help us access ease and openings in our postures we have the work we do in our yoga practice to help us find the ease and steadiness in the more contemplative practice of meditation.
Do I have to be able to do headstand to take this workshop?
No, this workshop is designed for both the newbie to headstand as well as those comfortable in headstand. It’s always good to have an outside eye see how we are functioning in our poses.
Which do you think is more challenging? Headstand or seated meditation?
I think it depends on the day. Headstand is a daunting physical challenge, but those who have ever tried to meditate with a serious case of monkey mind know when the mind won’t get quiet standing on your head can seem like a welcome opportunity!