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This week, we begin an exploration of the "Five Winds", the pranic energy fields that have so much to do with not only managing our structure and function, but also our wellbeing, and success in navigating our world. We begin with some background information, and then work with the breath to enhance our awareness of these five main energy flows, approaching them in the spirit of Kum Nye.
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.