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This week in the series, Kum Nye in Daily Life, I'm exploring intensity: Intense feelings like anger, rage, resentment, fear, anxiety and panic.
How can we begin to transmute and transform these strong feelings that seem so overwhelming?
The Kum Nye approach (and the approach of Hakomi) is to develop a curiosity and interest, to begin to be with the intensity in a friendly way, to actually turn toward it. Quite often, we might need some form of activity to quiet the system enough for us to be present with our inner experience of intensity.
Melanie McQuirter demonstrates three Kum Nye exercises that help us transform these energies into positive and directable energies.
Each class comes with a handout, so you can practice the exercises during the week, or for as long as you want.
About This Series:
In this series of classes, we discuss and practice Kum Nye, a Tibetan practice introduced to the west by Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche. This series gives the beginner an opportunity to explore the skills of this 'mindfulness of body and feeling practice' which allows us to open up the space to feel nourished by our feelings. Kum Nye integrates mind and body, harmonizes our energy centers, and helps establish a profound relaxation. You will be guided from the outer experience to deeper levels that ultimately allow helps us make friends with all experience.
Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga balances movement and stillness, a profound practice which introduces mind to heart, and heart to mind through gesture, self massage sitting, chanting. While the outer form may be any of these, the inner form is with feeling; opening and softening our inner sensory world. Kum refers to Presence, Nye, to massage. The outer massage leads to the inner, more subtle movement and opening of our inner architecture. This practice will benefit anyone who would like to begin, or deepen their meditative experience.