Most fitness classes have the intention to tone the body and build health and athleticism, no attention required. As a result, its common to see fitness classes with news on the television, and joggers with ear buds, getting exercise DONE. And t
here is often a subtle future orientation: if we work out now, we will be in better shape later, or look better down the road, or avoid a heart attack. In addition, fitness discharges the body, where ReVitalize charges the body with energy.
ReVitalize requires awareness, and presence in sensation and feeling. And rather than tone, the goal is energy. There are so many ways we leak energy to avoid an invitation to simple being. The end result of ReVitalize is relaxed, pleasurable, grounded ease and comfort with ourselves.
We begin by opening the body through exercise and stretching. Next we use very specific positions, movements and breathing methods to charge the body. Most of the body responds positively to this experience; the aspects and areas which react to the experience are old self-images, masks and defenses that aim to keep us small and safe. These melt in time as we simply welcome them with consicousness. The result is a clearing of the things which hold us from the present moment, and a deeper entry in to ourselves and life.