SECRETS OF THE INNER SMILE
Glastonbury Town Hall – 7:30pm Wednesday 16 November
As many of you know I rate the Inner Smile as the most effective self-healing meditation and mind-body strategy. It can benefit everyone.
Its powerful physiological and psychological effects cascade through the body improving physical and mental health, and awakening compassion.
This technique is usually associated with Taoist meditation practice, Qi Gung and internal martial arts. But I first learned it as a young man in the Jewish mystical tradition of Kaballah. I practiced an exercise in which we visualized and worked with an internal Tree of Life giving it positive energy.
I then found the same exercise taught in many different Tree of Life traditions around the world as well as those mystical schools which use symbols such as the Chalice, Cauldron, Pot and Grail.
It was only in my forties when I learned Tai Chi and Qi Gung that I came across the eastern teaching of the Inner Smile. And then around the same time I began to study the precise biology and psychology – psychoneuroimmunology – of how it works, which I presented in my book The Endorphin Effect. And that understanding is still developing.
In my presentation I will show you the essence of this wonderful exercise and exactly how to practice it. Anyone can do it.
We just need to be shown it using an accessible and user-friendly approach.
Bring friends and anyone interested in managing their own health and wellbeing.
Entrance £5 (includes refreshments). Pay on the door. Host: Samia Telephone: 0793 0007419