The Tibetan Yogas of Breath and Movement
with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
Guided Online Workshop from GlideWing Productions
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This online workshop, with personal guidance from Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, makes accessible the ancient Tibetan practices of breath and movement. These simple methods focus on clearing and opening your energetic centers to allow the natural human qualities of love, compassion, joy and equanimity to arise. Focus the mind and breath together while performing specific body movements, which will help you to discover your inner wisdom and expressing your greatest potential.
In the wisdom traditions of Tibet, there is a vast knowledge about lung that has not fully taken root in the West. By manipulating and directing lung, we can access the mind. The Tibetan Yogas of Breath and Movement consist of two ancient teachings: The Nine Breathings of Purification, and the Five Tsa Lung exercises.
The Nine Breathings of Purification, a meditation technique that has been practiced for thousands of years, uses the body as the means of connecting with one's natural mind. Basically, the practitioner takes an upright posture that supports wakefulness and imagines a simple, sacred anatomy of three channels of light within the body. After reflecting upon the presence of challenges in one's life, the focus is brought to the inhalation as the breath is imagined moving through specific channels in the body, held slightly, and then released with the exhalation. As the practitioner releases the breath through a specific channel, subtle obscurations are released facilitating the recognition of openness. After nine successive breaths, the practitioner rests in open awareness, bringing clear attention to the openness itself and connecting to this source of all positive qualities.
The Five Tsa Lung Exercises are movements that work with five chakra locations within the central channel of the body: the crown, throat, heart, navel and secret chakra. The Tsa Lung exercises open the chakras in order to access the deeper wisdom that is always available. Tsa is the Tibetan word for channel, and lung is the word for wind (called prana, qi or chi in other traditions), which we work with in the Nine Breathings of Purification. In these exercises, you inhale, bringing your focus and breath together to a particular chakra in the body. Then you reinhale and hold the breath and focus while performing a specific movement designed to open the blockages and obscurations of that chakra. After releasing the breath, you rest in open awareness, which allows you to become aware of more subtle qualities.
Online Workshop Features:
Three weeks of personal guidance and support provided by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, as you work with the practices
Instruction is via Internet-based video
No set class times; instructional videos remain available throughout the course
Practice in the comfort of your home, on your own schedule
Easy to use and navigate course site
All you need is a broadband Internet connection (such as DSL or cable)
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