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Meditation and Movement | Cass Ghiorse | Everyday Spirituality
In our premiere episode of “Everyday Spirituality” we talk with Cass Ghiorse, a yoga instructor who incorporated elements of meditation and mindful movement in her practices and classes. We began by learning about where Cass’ movement and meditation practices began, specifically from her experience as a young person as a ballet dancer.
Cass’ perspective of the interconnectedness of the body, mind (brain) and spirit was truly informative in how we need to care for ourselves as a whole person. It was a delight to see how Cass recast the thinking of mindful noise and bodily energy into a powerful, productive tool.
“The brain fascinates me. The brain is an organ that produces thoughts; that create feelings in our body; those feelings create actions and those actions create results. I’m interested in that whole, long, complicated line.”
“When it comes to meditation, just be the witness, don’t be the judge.”
“We’ve been conditioned to think that our own physical bodies are somehow out of our control; and that there is a pill that will solve it; and that we don’t need to feel this, we need to numb it. But no! Pain, whether physical, spiritual, emotion—that’s where life is; that’s what alive is. I wouldn’t have gotten to the work I do had I not gotten hurt.”
Everyday Spirituality is a podcast from connect.faith; which is a new worshiping community of the Presbyterian Church (USA) unbound by location coming together at the intersection of creativity, spirituality and justice. Learn more about connect.faith at our website – https://connect.faith