Through the process of inquiry, which guides the journey into our unique body-mind system, we harness the powerful forces of curiosity and desire to guide our exploration. Experience has shown us that whatever route this journey takes, it leads to the revelation of the Unity that underlies all form. In this way, Embodyoga® practice provides us with a direct experience of Unity that remains with us on and off the yoga mat, manifesting through and supporting our relationships with ourselves and others.
When we have had a direct and profound encounter with who and what we are, we effortlessly share this experience as an offering in all our interactions. A sense of love and responsibility for the well being of all humanity expands outwardly in concentric circles from ourselves, through our family, friends, and community, and beyond. This outward expansion results directly from our ability to perceive our essential selves more deeply.
In the same way that a tripod relies equally on three legs and will fall if any one is not present, Embodyoga® is supported by three pillars: Embodied-Inquiry™, Santosha, and Viveka.
Embodied-Inquiry™ is an intimate exploration of all layers of our form and consciousness, through the body’s systems to the cellular, sub-cellular and pranic levels.
Santosha is the wholehearted acceptance of and contentment with What Is - without inferring non-action. True self-acceptance lays the groundwork for personal evolution by freeing us up to make choices about how we perceive ourselves and our place in the world.
Viveka is the penetrating practice of discrimination. It hones and refines our consciousness, protecting us from the perils of self-deceit.