The Physical Art of Sitting: Experiential Anatomy and the Posture of Meditation

This is a two-part workshop that offers practical instruction on how to release habitual patterns of tension and relax more fully into the meditation posture. Principles of physical alignment, basic anatomy, simple exercises and imagery will be utilized.

Level 1 introduces you to the basic anatomy and skeletal alignment of the sitting posture.  By clearly imaging our skeletal architecture and understanding how the forces of compression and suspension act on our bones, we can bring our structure into alignment with the forces of gravity and achieve a more effortless verticality.

Level 2 explores the internal support system of the organs, the four diaphragms (thoracic, pelvic floor, vocal and cranial) and their relationship with the breath. We also touch on the physical dynamics of walking meditation.