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Saturday, October 5 • 17:00 - 18:30
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Befriending Pain with Yin Yoga & Loving-Kindness

There is a primordial drive within all living-beings to be free of pain, to move away from discomfort of the mind and body. This habitual, reactive pattern, is in-turn exacerbated by a culture which demonizes pain, pushing upon us innumerable quick-fix strategies to relieve our discomfort, substantiating the unrelenting drive to get-away from anything that feels uncomfortable.


And although we may be well-intentioned in our attempts to move away from these unpleasant states, it is paradoxically the aversive reaction itself which perpetuates the pain and impedes our ability to move beyond it.

But what if we could look upon pain, not as an enemy, or something we have to get-away from. But as a teaching, as a catalyst for healing and spiritual growth? What would happen if, instead of running away from pain, we befriended it?

Through integrating the passive postures of Yin Yoga with the Buddhist practice of metta, or loving-kindness meditation, we will reframe our relationship to mental and bodily pain, gifting ourselves the ability to find refuge within the epicenter of that which the mind has been running from since time immemorial - an imperative first-step towards healing the mind and body.
Details:

  • All Levels Welcome
  • Discussion + Yin Yoga asana practice + Meditation


Speakers
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Whit Hornsberger

Yoga
In his mid-twenties Whit found himself drowning in darkness, after a knee injury ended his athletic career. The wisdom and traditions of Buddhism has healed him. After this he dedicated his life to honouring the teachings that saved him.


Saturday October 5, 2019 17:00 - 18:30
1. De Duif Prinsengracht 756, Amsterdam

Attendees (150)