Many of us come to meditation with a great deal of enthusiasm. This enthusiasm helps motivate our desire to learn, but it can lead to the problem of “overthinking” – the very reason you may have turned to meditation in the first place.
It’s perfectly natural to find yourself in this situation, and it’s no wonder that you can feel like you’re investing lots of energy in overthinking. Our culture is so focused on developing intellect and pushing you to know more and do more.
Fortunately, you already have the answer – your body.
The body holds wisdom.
Bringing body-wisdom into our practice can help counterbalance our tendency to be “in the head”.
And it can help reclaim that intuitive calm that sometimes breaks through in brief moments on the cushion.
Some scientific studies indicate when we turn attention to the body, activity in the brain’s rumination networks decreases.
Associated states of anxiety and depression also significantly drop.
This may explain when attention turns towards the body, the mind’s attention is drawn away from rumination into present wakefulness.
In this four week, intimate online course, Lama Willa Miller brings her decades of training in the yogic lineage of Tibetan Buddhism to gradually walk you through a process of discovering your body’s inherent wisdom.
The Wakeful Body: Walking the Path of Somatic Mindfulness shows you how to re-discover and reconnect with a state of deep spiritual relaxation and stillness. The lessons here will stay with you forever, helping you to develop an ongoing practice of somatic meditation.