MIND BODY BREATH
Finding light through the darkness
Which parts of our psyche usually get buried? The things we don’t want to think about!
Some thoughts wander in the depths of our minds, like lost children, waiting for us to guide them back home to become united aspects of our full selves. Until we do this, they whine and pull at our sleeves making it hard for us to focus or relax. We feel unsatisfied and incomplete.
We often want to confront our problems, but many of them may be too frightening or threatening to us, pressing against the boundaries of our comfort zones.
By openly acknowledging these hidden sides of ourselves and reconciling them with our conscious thought, we break from the tunnel vision of everyday life, balance our minds, and open ourselves to more productive and flexible thinking.
By seeing the big picture in life, we can take in the breathtaking beauty of the mountains and the darkest depths of a murky swamp — both at the same time, as integral parts of our world. Our minds reflect an inner equilibrium where opposites unite in balance. We’re not as distracted and can now focus on the more important and rewarding aspects of life.
“Your vision will become clear
only when you look into your heart…
Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”
~ Carl Jung, Depth Psychologist
Unlocking the power of balance
From Jung’s desire to unite the wisdom of Eastern and Western thought, as well as the conflicting pieces of the mind, we see a common theme of balance that’s perfectly captured in a Taoist symbol we know all too well — the ubiquitous yin and yang.
Dark and light, surface and interior, mind and body, self and others — the famous, but glossed-over symbol gets us to the root of Taoism and the power its practices have to help us live better, more meaningful lives: the interplay of yin and yang emphasizes our need to reclaim balance and live at peace with ourselves and the world.
And Taoist practice is one of the most effective ways to find this powerful sense of harmony.
The change you’ll see from SunDo Taoist Practice
SunDo meditation and breathwork is directly connected to this theme of balance. Its exercises awaken old memories of stress, denial or trauma stored within the body or mind. The awakening process occurs slowly, over time, and only when we feel confident and resilient enough in our practice to experience change.
Through deep breathing, SunDogently brings these repressed parts of our subconsciousness into conscious awareness, uniting them to create greater physical and mental well-being.
A shift in temperament takes place as practitioners gain the benefits of SunDo breathing meditation and the Taoist principle of oneness. They establish an essential foundation for on-going practice in their individual journeys toward personal well-being and wholeness.
As we better ourselves through meditation, not only will we see a change in each other, we may also see more peace, balance and integrity in our world. In SunDo, we strive to connect our breath to a greater sense of self. We invite you to do the same.
Whether you simply begin paying attention to your breathing or become immersed in a daily deep breathing routine, SunDo can help you find a way to create more balance and harmony in your life.