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Moving Laughing and Dancing Circle for Meditation -awakening in ``Spirit`` as ``Spirit``

This Circle was created with the aim to support our awakening and healing process and spiritual practices .
This Circle is a community of loving, caring people who love truth, beauty and goodness. The Circle provides a safe, loving and empowering space for awakening to unfold in all types of people; in their body, mind and spirit through various tools of movement, dance and meditation. Our practices comes from age-old wisdom tradition (especially Yoga) as well as from modern sages, teachers and holders of Integral visions.

Besides different classes, workshops and activities the Circle gathers once a week in order to practice various dances and movements along with sitting meditation and dialogue.
Dance and movement are very powerful tools for spiritual practice. They help us to awaken and unfold subtle forces (prana) and the energy of life. These movements and dances can be practiced by anybody, no formal training in dance or any kind of movement is required.

We sincerely invite you to come and explore our community of authentic practitioners, who are seekers of truth, beauty and goodness in this eternally evolving mysterious Universe.

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Human beings are designed for movement. It is as natural as breathing. Like breathing, movement and dance helps us to balance, heal, awaken and energize. People have been dancing and moving as part of sacred spiritual practices for a long time throughout the World. Modern science has shown that dance connects and balances the left and right hemisphere of our brain as well.

This Circle explores dances and movements from wisdom traditions of the World. These dances and movements for meditation combine breathing and gentle flowing movements to create a joyful ground for meditation. It allows one to draw prana and energy from the Earth as well as from the Sky, not only enhancing our physical and mental wellness but also helping us to remain alert and awake for longer periods of time.
This two and half hour long Circle starts with sitting meditation and moves to dance and movement flowing with the breath and music, back to sitting meditation and ends with dialogue and discussion.

Benefit of Movements, Laugh and Dance:

Physical Benefits:
-Connecting to body and breath
-Releasing tension and tightness in the body.
-Better circulation
-Deeper breathing
-Access to the energy body, a catalyst for other types of healing work

Emotional/Mental benefits
-Calms the mind
-Joy and love
-Celebrating self and other
-Capacity to feel and express emotions

Spiritual Benefits
-developing awareness and equanimity
-unfolding the witnessing self
-sense of oneness and connection with web of life
-connection with deeper meaning of life
-expanding boundary from I, to We to Us to all of Us
-an aid to sitting meditation
-sense of easiness and comfort with oneself
-communion with I-Am (Spirit)
-access to energy body

This Circle is facilitated by Briksha Mahendra

Facilitator Bios

Briksha:

mediation retreat and workshop in Osho center and other yoga/meditation center in India/ Nepal as well as in US. He loves dancing and movements. He has been wiBriksha Mahendra combines Integral Insights, Hindu Yogic practices, and Buddhist wisdom in his teaching. He is a Certified Integral Coach, Stress Specialist and Rebirthing Breathwork Practitioner, as well as a Raw Vegan Chef and Healthy Lifestyle Educator. He has been teaching Yoga, guided meditation, and stress-free, healthy lifestyle classes since 2005. He is a longtime Vipassana meditation practitioner and has done several long silent retreats up to 30 days. He is a graduate of the Yoga Teacher Training program at Yoga Research Center, Bangalore (Vivekananda Yoga Research Center), and 100 hrs of teacher training in Bhakti flow and holds a certificate in Integral Yoga from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Briksha has done some moving th biodanza community of Sf (www.biodanzaus.com) and has been dancing and celelebrating life through bio-dance for 11 years. He has done some workshop and classes on 5 rythms dance.By using various tools and techniques of Integral Yoga, meditation and breathowrk and coaching, he creates a powerful environment to explore the journey of this mysterious Human Body, finding everything there, as it is said in an Asian proverb: 'What you can’t find in your Body, you will not find anywhere.' Briksha's main mission in sharing his skills, experience, and training is to aid in reconnecting with our Bodies and the Body of Universe so that in turn our Bodies and the Body of Universe will bless us with peace and wisdom. Briksha invites us to pray and practice together to awake in our true nature, bringing more love, light, and wisdom to the World. To contact email brikshala(at)yahoo.com

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Upcoming events (5+)

Breathing Ecstasy :Tantric and Taoist (MCO-meditation etc) Breathwork

Yoga Society Of San Francisco

$15.00

Breathing Ecstasy :Tantric and Taoist (MCO-meditation etc) Breathwork Drop in $15-$20 Cost: for 10 class $108 Every Tuesday, 8.15pm-9.45pm In this one hr 30 min. of class ALONG WITH Various Breathing practices, movements we will cultivate awareness and slowing down to enter subtler aspect of our body to cultivate Ecstasy with conscious breathing and guided visualization and relaxation! This meet up will meet once a week and occasionally in weekend to practice, to awaken and evolve in our capacity to feel good in our body, mind and heart opening the energy channels and centers . This meet up is to explore power of breathing to open the potential of bliss and happiness we have when we know how to breathe properly. we will practice varieties of breathing technique that comes from Taoist and Tantric tradition, including Micro Cosmic Orbit Breathing (Meditation). cost Drop in $15 -$20 (Nobody will turn away for lack of Fund but you need to ask) At Yoga Room Downstair We hope to meet you here.

Breathing Ecstasy :Tantric and Taoist (MCO-meditation etc) Breathwork

Yoga Society Of San Francisco

$15.00

Breathing Ecstasy :Tantric and Taoist (MCO-meditation etc) Breathwork Drop in $15-$20 Cost: for 10 class $108 Every Tuesday, 8.15pm-9.45pm In this one hr 30 min. of class ALONG WITH Various Breathing practices, movements we will cultivate awareness and slowing down to enter subtler aspect of our body to cultivate Ecstasy with conscious breathing and guided visualization and relaxation! This meet up will meet once a week and occasionally in weekend to practice, to awaken and evolve in our capacity to feel good in our body, mind and heart opening the energy channels and centers . This meet up is to explore power of breathing to open the potential of bliss and happiness we have when we know how to breathe properly. we will practice varieties of breathing technique that comes from Taoist and Tantric tradition, including Micro Cosmic Orbit Breathing (Meditation). cost Drop in $15 -$20 (Nobody will turn away for lack of Fund but you need to ask) At Yoga Room Downstair We hope to meet you here.

Breathing Ecstasy :Tantric and Taoist (MCO-meditation etc) Breathwork

Yoga Society Of San Francisco

$15.00

Breathing Ecstasy :Tantric and Taoist (MCO-meditation etc) Breathwork Drop in $15-$20 Cost: for 10 class $108 Every Tuesday, 8.15pm-9.45pm In this one hr 30 min. of class ALONG WITH Various Breathing practices, movements we will cultivate awareness and slowing down to enter subtler aspect of our body to cultivate Ecstasy with conscious breathing and guided visualization and relaxation! This meet up will meet once a week and occasionally in weekend to practice, to awaken and evolve in our capacity to feel good in our body, mind and heart opening the energy channels and centers . This meet up is to explore power of breathing to open the potential of bliss and happiness we have when we know how to breathe properly. we will practice varieties of breathing technique that comes from Taoist and Tantric tradition, including Micro Cosmic Orbit Breathing (Meditation). cost Drop in $15 -$20 (Nobody will turn away for lack of Fund but you need to ask) At Yoga Room Downstair We hope to meet you here.

Breathing Ecstasy :Tantric and Taoist (MCO-meditation etc) Breathwork

Yoga Society Of San Francisco

$15.00

Breathing Ecstasy :Tantric and Taoist (MCO-meditation etc) Breathwork Drop in $15-$20 Cost: for 10 class $108 Every Tuesday, 8.15pm-9.45pm In this one hr 30 min. of class ALONG WITH Various Breathing practices, movements we will cultivate awareness and slowing down to enter subtler aspect of our body to cultivate Ecstasy with conscious breathing and guided visualization and relaxation! This meet up will meet once a week and occasionally in weekend to practice, to awaken and evolve in our capacity to feel good in our body, mind and heart opening the energy channels and centers . This meet up is to explore power of breathing to open the potential of bliss and happiness we have when we know how to breathe properly. we will practice varieties of breathing technique that comes from Taoist and Tantric tradition, including Micro Cosmic Orbit Breathing (Meditation). cost Drop in $15 -$20 (Nobody will turn away for lack of Fund but you need to ask) At Yoga Room Downstair We hope to meet you here.

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