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5Rhythms®: A Graceful Journey Week of July 29-August 3, 2018

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Energy moves in waves. Waves move in rhythms. Rhythms move in patterns. Patterns move in cycles. A human being is just this. Nothing more. Nothing less. A dance.
–Gabrielle Roth
The 5Rhythms are a map of how energy moves. It shows us the patterns, rhythms and cycles of life through the rhythms of Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, and Stillness®.
Through the map of the 5Rhythms, we investigate the art of graceful transitions. How are you at beginning, following through, and ending?
This practice gives us a clear method of understanding these stages. In doing so, we learn where we are moving and where we get stuck. With this knowledge we can bring balance and ease into each stage of the creative process. From birth, through life, into death and to all endings.
In this workhsop, we will integrate the stillness of Buddhist mindfulness meditation with the moving meditations of the 5Rhythms. The Buddha encouraged us to bring wise attention to every aspect of our lives.
In sitting meditation, we have the opportunity to observe the mind and body at rest through silent introspection. In the practice of the 5Rhythms, we engage in mindfulness while in motion. The two polarities of moving and sitting meditation together mirror the dance of life and open the door to peace, well-being, and balance.

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