Flavors of Rest

THEME: Flavors of Rest
MEDITATION: Body Rest and Do Nothing

What is true rest? We know unconsciousness, obviously, and we know drowsing and chilling. But there are more than two gears in our existential transmissions. I wrote a piece a while back about what happens to some meditators when they reallylet go – they  disappear, at least sensorially. This class we probably won’t go that far, but we will explore what it means to surrender our deeply-engrained habit of controlling experience. Afterwards, for the group practice, we’ll all lay back while Andrea leads us in a delicious Yoga Nidra practice, consciousness ebbing and flowing towards sleep without ever quite arriving. That’s another gear:  Hypnagogia.