In the Buddha’s mindfulness teachings, he encouraged his followers to pay attention to “the body in the body.” The ancient Buddhist tantras also describe a body hidden within our physical form, a subtle layer of our being that is pure energy.
This concept is referred to as the subtle body. Awareness of the subtle body can bring radical new dimensions to our mindfulness meditation practice.
Through body awareness, we can re-interpret emotion, thinking, dullness and agitation as vibrant energies, rather than as obstacles to our awakening. When met with compassion and appreciation in the body, every mental state becomes a vehicle for liberation.
In this month-long, interactive and experiential course, Willa Blythe Baker invites you to come back into your body, connect to your deepest self, and to set out on the path of embodied awakening.