Alexander Technique for Meditators Workshop in Mt. Airy 12/1/18
Don't want to travel to center city to take this workshop? Then join us at Springboard Studio in Mount Airy on 12/1/18!
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
"The Awakened Body: Alexander Technique for Meditators"
Reduce Pain, Free Your Body, & Free Your Mind
We meditate for many reasons: to reduce stress, raise self-awareness and acceptance, and discover new levels of connection and consciousness, among others. Yet in our practice of “mindfulness,” we often forget the crucial role of the body in experiencing personal growth, connection, and insight - both on the cushion and in everyday life.
In this workshop, individual or group exercises will introduce you to the Alexander Technique, a 100-year-old holistic system of body awareness and movement re-education. Hands-on movement explorations, body-based guided meditations, and practical tips will help you to find the balance of awareness and relaxation so that you can meditate with more comfort and advance your practice.
The benefits of Alexander Technique for meditators:
Teaches how releasing your patterns of muscular tension also releases you from unconscious attitudes and emotional blocks
Relieves excess musculoskeletal pain
Offers an effective framework for working with posture and carriage, both on and off the cushion
The Alexander Technique even provides an avenue for imparting an experience of "emptiness" in an embodied, direct, and non-conceptual way.
This workshop is open to meditators of all experience levels, those who meditate in chairs, and is especially suited to those experiencing excess body pain while in meditation.
Workshop facilitator Joseph Arnold is a Philadelphia-based Alexander Technique teacher and an assistant teacher at the Philadelphia School for the Alexander Technique. Also a long-time meditator, Joseph helps other people meditate with greater ease, openness, and clarity. JosephArnold.com