Enhancing body and mind
Our needs drive our actions, guide our choices, move our lives. But what do we really need? It is difficult to give a sincere and authentic answer without listening deeply to the needs, the desires, the wills that inhabit our being. Where do they come from? What do they point to?
HILARITAS offers a method that integrates mind, heart and body to cultivate this deep listening, to understand what might emerge from it, and to hold space for it to flourish. By uncovering the unfathomable source of our life energy and power, and simultaneously grounding the expressions of that same power, we can move through life more attuned to what really matters, more agile in responding appropriately to circumstances, and more deeply connected to our core, which is both within and everywhere.
A full session lasts half a day (about 4 hours). We begin with Samasthiti Krama, a short and accessible sequence of yoga postures designed to explore the idea of embodied balance and equanimity. We use this practice to tune in, open and release our bodies. We then practice Uccāra to activate key points in the body through the resonance of an intoned syllable, and finally to be able to listen to and melt into the silence from which the sound emerges. This leads us to Madhya, where we use the natural rhythm of the breath and its pulsation to bring us to our core, where the finite and the infinite touch and merge. From there we move into Naṭa, our natural embodied expression of joy and aliveness, first allowing rhythms and movements to arise naturally from the stillness within, and finally opening our whole experience to everything in an ecstatic dance.
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