Wind down your day with Sangha: a meditation incorporated with gentle movement. The word sangha is a Pali word most commonly translated as community or association. Traditionally (in the Pali Canon), the word sangha refers to the association of monks and nuns. In modern traditions, the word sangha includes laypeople. Above all, our sangha can be seen simply as a community of individuals who are on a path…And aren’t we all?
Too often we feel isolated from others. The sangha offers support and by participating we may offer support, kindness and connection to those around us. It may enable us to grow in ways that contribute to a healthy way of living.
The idea here is for us to gather for the purpose of creating a healthy practice, to include:
–Gentle stretching and beginning hatha yoga
–Establishing supportive connections with members of our community
During out gathering, comfort is important. Each person is asked to bring a yoga mat and strap. Note: all activities may be done while seated in a chair (which will be provided).
Each 60-90 minute session will vary; the schedule may include:
Arriving, introductions, and getting comfortable whether on a mat or in a chair. (10-15 minutes)
Gentle stretching (15-20 minutes)
Sitting meditation (10 minutes)
Offering of a teaching (10 minutes)
Comments and sharing (10-15 minutes)
Janet Dudley Eshbach, a resident of Fenwick Island and Bayside, recently retired after a 44-year career in higher education. While her academic background is in Hispanic literature and culture, during her time as president of Salisbury University (2000-2018), she taught a course on gentle, healing, restorative yoga. She describes herself as a novice practitioner, saying that she enjoys learning alongside her students.