For the Evolution of Consciousness
Kripalu April 18-20, 2018 (Wednesday - Friday)
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Required Reading: Stillness Touch: The Art of Transmitting Love. Click here to Purchase: Store
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Kripalu's Stillness Touch Class is open to anyone who wants to learn how to touch. This is a short version of the year-long Mentor course for health practitioners; we cover the same principles that are designed to evolve your consciousness.
Restore Body to its Natural State through Touch
Stillness Touch is based on Stillness: Biodynamic Cranial Practice and the Evolution of Consciousness, Charles Ridley's book for professional practitioners. Stillness has been completely re-written as the required text for Kripalu's Stillness Touch Class.
To purchase Stillness Touch, click here: Store
This Kripalu class is my response to the call of the times: that we awaken to The Love and let it in, so our bodies can be restored as Sacred Vessels.
Restore Body to its original state as Sacred Vessel of Love through the embodiment of Stillness, Inner Sensing Presence, and Stillness Touch.
Through Stillness Practices and non-doing Stillness Touch - letting what is be as it is - we transmit our essence, as Love, to another by entrainment.
"Stillness Practices: Finding Your Personal Inner Body Gateway to Stillness:"
We'll learn to embody Stillness as a sensing of tone in our inner body space. Our inner body is the portal to the sensuous flow of Eros that is united with the Wisdom of the Whole. By repeated contact with our inner body flow of Eros, we gradually cease self-intervention and gain access to body's natural state of wisdom.
Being guided by the wisdom of the body is the means by which we neither interfere with, collapse into, nor leave ourselves amid contact with intimacy, intensity, and the paradox of Love. We learn to be with all that is illuminated about ourselves amid the self-revealing depths of Dynamic Stillness.
Restoring our body's natural state of Wisdom and Innocence - as Sacred Vessel of Love - frees our consciousness from the gripping and rejecting tendencies of the ego-based personality structure.
Body's Natural State reveals itself during certain inner body practices: Inner Stillness Meditations, Inner Body Breathing, Abiding inwardly in Midline, sensing the qualities and tones of Stillness in the Inner Body Atmosphere, inhabiting the three Centers - Head, Heart, and Pelvis - with inner-sensing Presence while abiding in the SA Node of Heart.
When these practices unify as one process it becomes the gateway to a Sacred Sense called Spiritual Touch, by which the whole body becomes an organ of perception that places us in direct contact the singular living substance of Love that permeates and flows between body and world, as well as inner and outer infinite Stillness.
"Stillness Touch: The Art of Transmitting Love"
Designed to deepen, through touch, the inner body Stillness Practices we learned on day one.
We will learn to touch in a manner that does not interfere with the freedom of the flow of life in the recipient's inner body, which when left unimpeded - as it is - expresses as the sensuous flow of Love.
Through inner body sensing, we learn to navigate the tonal stages of Stillness Touch: the practice of specific hands-on bodily contacts, waiting in Stillness, coming off the body, closure, integration, support, and validation, ... all in a way that frees the recipient's flow of inner body Wisdom, Consciousness, and Love.
Essentially, this class reveals that we are each capable of gifting to another the mystery of Stillness Touch as a body-to-body transmission of Love.
To Register click here: Kripalu Class
Detailed Philosophy of Stillness Touch
This class explores Stillness Practices and Touch as a path for the evolution of consciousness. Its principles are based on biodynamic cranial work and Kashmir Shaivism. In these teachings, the body is limitless sensation - a subtle vibratory web of vast shimmering consciousness - Dynamic Stillness - The Sacred Pulse of Spanda.
Body, therefore, is the quintessential expression of Life, Consciousness, Wisdom, and Love that includes the whole universe.
Your inner body expresses the Sacred Pulse as a limitless tonal shimmering pulse. You realize this when you attune to sensations in your inner body space. Here, within your body, you rediscover the original state of body as a Sacred Pulse of infinite Love that creates all that is.
You realize body as a non-localized, non-limited field of sensation that includes the totality – this is a non-dual state of reality and its natural state of unity with "the all." The limited and separate body does not exist as the total reality. It is a contracted perception, a limiting concept that is an illusion, and not the total reality of the body.
Love is the invisible flesh become visible AS body.
By reposing in the sensations in your inner body, you can experience limitless, non-separate Love - AS body. You abide in Stillness and attend to the sensation of inner breath in your inner body space - its rhythms and its pathways - without any objective of transforming anything. Being united with your inner-body breathing process, attention becomes free and unites with the inner body pulse that includes the external and internal. You become aware of sensations arising as different aspects of the body as one whole spectrum that includes its various pulses, currents, zones of tension, paradoxical intensities, spaciousness, fluidities, luminescence, and expressions of Eros.
During inner body sensing, a soft subtle movement of inner breath arises as a non-contrived, non-formal pulsing movement that is natural and spontaneous, and which unfolds itself slowly throughout your whole inner body space. This continuous fractal movement flows as an inherent inner breathing that in Kashmir Shaivism is known as the Sacred Pulse of the Spanda.
This Sacred Pulse blossoms whenever you totally abandon your will to objectify, “do to,” or modify something, and instead, surrender your will without any constraints to the sensing of inner-body breath. This inner-body breathing takes root very low in the pelvis and pulses through the whole inner body space as unending, infinite inner waves of Eros - the Sacred Pulse - which will caress and unravel tensions and restrictions that recoil our awareness away from Love.
In this deep, inner sensing of the whole of your inner being, fears, doubts, and separating thoughts will softly melt into vibrant silence and become united in the Sacred Pulse of The Love - a mysterious place that is the intersection between formless and form - the Dynamic Stillness.
It takes practice to abide in inner Stillness long enough to surrender to it and taste the infinite and subtle variations of the inner body Sacred Pulse of Love. It is difficult to master because Dynamic Stillness unites your three aspects of being at once - of body, mind, and emotion. This union frees attention, which unites with the flowing pulse of Love that is expressed in the entire universe without recoil, fear, and resistance.
Eventually, the whole of your body, mind, speech, emotion, and actions will become less and less constricted by ego's conceptual references, limiting beliefs, painful memories, recoil, reactivity, emotionality, and fear of the feminine. Your body with freed attention will open and flow harmoniously with the unfolding of the whole - as a Sacred Pulse - until you realize your body AS LOVE.
Once your inner body opens to the Sacred Pulse, a deep and pure presence of Love suffuses your flesh, uniting all thoughts, speech, emotions, gestures, consciousness, will, and Love. You then discover true spontaneity, and the capacity to surrender deeper into life’s continuous multiplicity unfolding as it is - as Love - that creates all that is.
Required Reading for the class:
Stillness Touch: The Art of Transmitting Love - is a rewrite of the professional practitioner book, Stillness: Biodynamic Cranial Practice and the Evolution of Consciousness.
A companion to Stillness Touch, the e-Book, Stillness Practices for non-practitioners contains the inner body practices that are covered in class - not required.
Both books, as well as supportive Stillness Meditations in Audio Mp3 format, are available from our store, click here: Store
To Register click here: Kripalu Class
Here is an interview with Charles in Prague:
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