YOGA AND DREAMS
If you think
of your yoga practice as a means of self-development then
dreams are probably talking to you about your body and your body is
"talking" to you in your dreams.
In my own
life, I have always been involved in some kind of physical
self-development practice, yoga and tai chi especially. I had not
tried to integrate these practices but allowed each one to enhance
me in its own way.
During 2005, I
had a remarkable set of dreams that clearly were talking about my
body. They opened up an entirely new dimension of dream work, quite
different from Tibetan Dream-Yoga or Arnold Mindell's the "dreambody."
dream-yoga work, we examine the dream for what it is telling us
about the body. In fact, dreams are filled with references to the
body although it takes a little orientation to see what the dreams
might be suggesting. We pay special attention to the state of our
body as we go to sleep and as we wake up. By the end of a series of
classes, you will be able to listen to your dreams as a running
commentary on your physical practice and to make adjustments
accordingly. By applying both the dream work and the body work to a
problem, dramatic breakthroughs are possible.
I invite you
to review the Yoga and Dream segment of dreamreplay.com as well the
general Dream Analysis information. You can learn more about dream
work by attending a drop-in class. If you are specifically
interested in the Yoga and Dream classes, send me an e-mail and I
will let you know when the next class is scheduled.
email David Jenkins