Level II Living with Freedom Program

Module 2: Deepening Concentration

Deepening Concentration

Dates:

23rd September 2022 to 21st October 2022

Frequency & Timings:

Friday (Fortnightly Webinars) from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm IST

Medium:

~ Contains pre-recorded theory & practice videos along with online webinars
~ Recordings of Webinars available for those who can’t attend it live

Course Fee:

INR 7,500/- (Inclusive Of 18% GST) OR 110 USD Per Person

Note: If you would like to attend this program but are unable to afford the entire course fees, please get in touch with us. We will be happy to accommodate your request. We want as many people as to experience the joy and learnings of this course!

Contact Details: +91 9833985538 Monday to Saturday between 9 AM and 7 PM or info@innerspacetherapy.in

About the Deepening Concentration Module

Deepening Concentration is Module 2 of Level II Course: Living with Freedom Program. It is a practice focused module to help you increase concentration by providing extra support to your meditation practice.

Having gone through the Level I: 8-Week Mindfulness Meditation Course, you are already convinced about the need of a regular meditation practice. However, this is not easy given that very often the mind stays distracted and body stays dysregulated just as a result of going through a fast paced and, stimulation-intense life.

Both these tendencies of the mind and body can be helped through certain support practices sharing which is the purpose of this module.

Also, the module focuses on deepening awareness which is necessary to get closer to our true nature. Concentration is a very important aspect of developing awareness. Human beings exist in a continuum of gross to subtle layers. The gross layers are relatively easy to become aware of. However, the subtle layers of energy, mind, wisdom and joy come to awareness only when attention is refined and focused and concentration is deep.

In order to arrive at such concentration, one needs to learn to regulate the body and energy all the while working kindly with the mind. This module tries to create a helpful path of practice that addresses ease of body, regulation of the breath and subtle energy adjustments that can lead to a more focused meditation.

Inspiration for the Deepening Concentration Module

This module draws inspiration from two spiritual traditions:

The Buddha spoke of three trainings of the Noble Eightfold Path. Namely Shila, Samadhi and Panya/Pragya. This module draws on the Samadhi aspect. The Shila aspect has been covered in a separate module, i.e Qualities for Well-being Module.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Speak of the ashtanga path or the path of eight limbs where Maharishi Patanjali has traced a seeker’s journey from establishing important qualities (yama/niyamas) to realizing one’s true nature (Samadhi). This module draws on limbs 3 through 6 i.e. the limbs of asana, pranayama, Pratyahara and Dharana.

How Long Is This Module?

This module will be facilitated across four weeks. Each week will add some supportive practices to your meditation. These practices will build over weeks until you have a final practice plan by the 4th week.The next week will further add practices or refine the existing one. By the end of the four weeks there will be a clear meditation practice path that includes all aspects of regulating the breath, body and nervous system which will bring calmness and concentration to the mind.

What To Expect From This Module

MAIN CONCEPTS:

Prana or the Energy aspect and its
crucial role in mind body regulation

The subtle layers of
mind body complex

The threefold training of the
noble eightfold path

Meditation through the lens of
Ashtanga yoga by Maharishi Patanjali

MAIN PRACTICES:

Support practices to improve regulation in the body

Preparing and steadying the breath

Deepening
Relaxation

Increasing concentration by using
one pointed focus

Increasing meditation time to help deepen awareness and increase nervous system regulation

Facilitator Of The Deepening Concentration Module

Sadia Saeed

Sadia Saeed is the founder and psychologist at Inner Space.

She is convinced that the path to peace and happiness lies in turning inwards and has designed this program with the intention of helping people systematically transfer the knowledge from the Indian philosophical scriptures and psychotherapeutic schools into a lived wisdom through self-awareness, integration and practice. 

In her 20 years of practice as a clinical psychologist she has extensively worked with various individuals and organizations helping incorporate mindfulness practices in order to aid emotional resilience, personal growth and mental health. Her expertise is in blending the eastern and western approaches- integrating the study of Buddhist Suttas and yogic practices with neuroscience, evolutionary psychology and principles of somatic healing to present mindfulness in a way that is applicable to challenges of the present day.

Know more about Sadia.

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