Immersion April 12th 2017

It seems to become a recurring starting point: mindfulness. Even though this day we had a group with very mixed acquaintances to meditation, the flow brought us to longer exercices that may have stretched some comfort zones.

The first part of the practice was devoted to develop some discipline in the attention of the mind. Both experienced and beginning practitioners showed exquisite self observations following this exercice.

The second part of the session was dedicated to deepen body connectedness through an approach that is different from a mental body scan or a general body relaxation. This approach installs body affinity through direct perception and awareness.

Almost all participants expressed a shift in the experience of the passing of time. The session that took more then an hour in physical time was experienced as having passed in 20 or 30 minutes. This shift in time experience is a common phenomena when going into a state of meditative absorption.

Looking forward to the next, each time unique, immersion experience.

Jan