Ward Willis

Ward Willis

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Meditation is work

  • Apr 18th, 2019 at 6:56AM

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I'm a proud graduate of yoga college. Spandex was optional. One of my besties from my 200 hour intensive, when I caught up to him many years later, stopped practicing yoga. He practiced seated meditation exclusively. When I asked him why the change, he told me yoga wasn't physical enough. At the time, this blew my mind. I was like....come on. Asana is tough. Now, as the seated work gets longer in the tooth for these Mind sessions, I'm getting a feel for where his sentiments originated from. I can feel my core, back, shoulders, and neck bearing some of the brunt of it, as well as the invitation to make friends with those sensations. Matt, you were onto something, bro. Hope you are well. Wherever you landed.

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Kate H.Kate H.Kenzai Sculpt | Day 21 (Member)
4 months ago

Ooh cool insight, - body gets strong sitting upright and still while supporting meditation.


    Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
    Head Trainer4 months ago

    @Kate, I've been doing some Iron workouts prior to my sitting session about four times per week. The muscle fatigue fosters these intense vibrations. It's all I can do to abide. Honestly, it's pretty rad.


      Tuck O.Tuck O.Kenzai Member
      4 months ago

      Its always an interesting practice to contemplate whether to sit with the pain or simply move position. I sometimes find physical pain a crutch that distracts as you lean into it more. That said . . .feeling the pain dissipate or transform while you hold it is magical.


        Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
        Head Trainer4 months ago

        @Tuck - Maaaaan. You would make a great teammate for any Kenzai Mind course. Any chance you'll tackle it down the line?


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