• Finding Balance at the Beach

    “Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.” ~Wallace Stevens

    Each month at IMU we plan a Sunday in the great outdoors, mindfully exploring the local state parks, tapping into the rejuvenating serenity of nature no matter the weather. Last month, on May 4, we ventured to Warren Dunes State Park to meditate along the beach, the dunes, and nearby woods, with the crashing of waves as our soundtrack.

    The day began at 6:00am with the daily silent sitting practice at IMU, followed by a he

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  • The 3x3 Breathing Exercise

    As we begin to bring our attention to what is taking place within ourselves, our perception of the world around us (what we call “reality”), begins to shift and deepen. When this happens it can become more transparent to us as to what is possible, what is not possible, what our misunderstandings are, and what the true nature of our reality actually is. The exercise below uses breath awareness as a simple (and quick; just 9 cycles of breath!) way to help you begin to connect with your internal st

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  • Basics of the Feldenkrais Method

    By Amona Buechler

    Some basics about the Feldenkrais Method and the skills a practitioner has to learn to facilitate and support others in their self-exploration.
     
    In one respect the Feldenkrais Method for me is very unique compared to numerous other bodywork modalities which I have experienced so far. The Feldenkrais Method, especially as offered in the group class format, provides us with tools for self-observation in action in very specific and precise ways. This allows us to continuously learn

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  • Laugh with Yourself: A Mini-Mediation for May

    As we begin to head toward the summer months, Mother Nature begins her glorious display of finery: flowers across the color spectrum brighten and entrance, trees burst with fresh new leaves, birds of all sorts serenade us on every walk. It is a friendly, joyful time. Let us use that feeling of pleasure and peace as we go inward as well, treating ourselves as a delicate, beautiful flower to be appreciated and gently cared for.

    With this thought in mind, we encourage you to work daily with this m

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  • Tai Chi: Grace in Motion

    Originating in China, the ancient martial art of Tai Chi is now most often practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of flowing postures performed very slowly and deliberately accompanied by deep breathing. The controlled movements help to focus and calm the mind, strengthen the body, enliven the spirit and improve the flow of qi (or chi)—one’s natural life force energy.

    The gentle movements of Tai Chi make it an accessible form or exercise to nearly anyone, and regular pra

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  • 5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

    At Inner Metamorphosis University, were about more than meditation; we believe helping you live life more consciously. And one important facet of that is awareness of our impact on the environment.  As our co-founder Amona Buechler says, "greening our lives is the best thing we can do to help life on our planet survive.”

    And we’re not just talk. IMU is 100% powered by renewable energy, half of which comes from the solar panels we've installed on our roof. We also have two compost bins—one activ

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  • I WIN: Intense Wakefulness of our Inner Nature

    by Bhashkar Perinchery

    We are in a very decisive and intense period of the life process on the earth now. This is a period where we can move in both directions—to the most beautiful and harmonious, but also to the most painful and destructive! This is because life is not pre-determined and we have a responsibility to take in the evolutionary process.

    As individuals, we can develop the potential to see, to understand, and take responsibility. But it is recognizing the implication of this potent

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  • Flower Ball Meditation

    As we welcome spring, what better time to practice this lovely Flower Ball Meditation? This active meditation helps us to become more receptive to the process of nature and attuned to its harmony. For it is our consciousness of the way of the nature, along with our willingness to orient to it, that makes our lives more harmonious. Understanding and living with this enables us to move in tune with the wholeness of reality and be fulfilled.

    To prepare for the meditation, find an area where you wo

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  • Directing Your Energy: A Mini-Mediation for April

    Using our energy consciously is something for which we need to take individual responsibility. But without a practice of reflection, self-observation, or inward attention, we may not even realize how our energy is being squandered.

    Becoming more aware of where your energy flows is the theme of this month’s mini-meditation from IMU initiator and spiritual mystic, Bhashkar Perinchery. We encourage you to read this reminder each day this month setting aside a few moments to simply sit with whateve

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  • Can Two Souls Become One?

    A guest post by Barret Hedeen

    A Soul’s Journey workshops are portals into a deeper sense of self, one that can transcend time and space, allowing access to an experience beyond our normal daily awareness. By seeing the source of the patterns that we relive over and over, we can begin to shift out of our often painful way of going through life. Carolyn Hennes experienced this in a workshop with energy healer Barret Hedeen, exploring her past lives, and one lifetime in particular.

    Carolyn is the

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