"Unhappiness or negativity is a disease on our planet. What pollution is on the outer level is negativity on the inner. It is everywhere, not just in places where people don't have enough, but even more so where they have more than enough. Is that surprising? No. The affluent world is even more deeply identified with form, more lost in content, more trapped in ego.
People believe themselves to be dependent on what happens for their happiness, dependent on form. They don't realize that what happens is the most unstable thing in the universe. It changes constantly. They look upon the present moment as either marred by something that has happened or shouldn't have or as deficient because of something that has not happened but should have.
And so they miss the deeper perfection that is inherent in life itself, a perfection that is always already here, that lies beyond what is happening or not happening, beyond form."
Workshop: Tension: A System-wide Issue
at the San Francisco Sivananda Vedanta Center
Taught by Flora D.H. Ojanen, Tuesday, May 26, 2015
6:30 –8:00 pm Member: $20.00 Non-member: $25.00
Tension, stiffness and slouching are not local physical problems, but always system-wide issues. Basic and long-lived patterns of habit often interfere with enjoyment and progress. Explore the relationship between everyday habits of movement and habits on the mat. Deepen your knowledge of sustainable and intelligent alignment according to our innate human design, on and off the mat. This will help you avoid injuries and pains connected with habitual mis-use of the body. This is a very practical, hands-on workshop. Experience your body in a new light.
Registration required 24 hours in advance. http://www.sivanandasf.org/course/4600
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