Our first Dharma talk is all about how to access and utilize our ‘Inner Sense’, starting with the external world of experiences and our five senses, our proprioceptive sense, as well as ‘Interoceptive Awareness’ and its role in the stilling process.
Outline of presentation
Introduction to "Stillness"
Scale of stillness
Dharma talks as both individual offerings, but when taken as a group cumulate into a natural deeper stillness practice
Goal of Dharma talks: To increase personal resilience, compassion, and presence for practitioners, therapists, and teachers through a practical workshop on stillness
Goal of this Dharma talk
Outline the neuroscience that informs the theory and practice of stillness and benefits
Distinction between 5 sense, proprioceptive sense, and interoceptive sense
Practical techniques that create stillness memory in the brain and the body
Opportunity to experience a natural state of presence
Physiologic benefits of stillness
Psychological benefits of stillness
What is "dynamic stillness"?
How effective movement originates from dynamic stillness
Exploring our five senses - Experiment/Meditation
Exploring Proprioception and Interoception
Interoceptive awareness meditation -- Begins at the 30 minute mark
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