Visceral Listening: Call from the Dead and Seed Potential



What are my tight hips safeguarding me from? What is my liver enraging about? Why is my inhale reaching a dead end? Why does my exhale feel incomplete? What calls am I hearing from those whose bodies are no longer with us? What calls am I emitting myself?

Complementing the deeply needed systemic reforms towards breaking the cycle of collective and generational trauma, Yalda Younes works at the level of the body offering tools that help identifying, listening and setting back into movement the deep emotions clogging our organs. She facilitates this release by strengthening the respiratory system, improving the skeletal alignment, toning the nervous responses, and enhancing the lymphatic circulation, all of which are assisted by the vivid use of imagination and the power of transformative visualisation, in their potential for shaping healthier legacies.

Generation after generation, we inherit from our ancestors not only their creative forces and transformative potential but also the unresolved imprints that they didn't have the opportunity to heal during their lifespans— be they skeletal, physiological, or emotional. These inherited patterns carry genetic mutations passed down from their ancestors, creating a dynamic DNA that comprises both what they themselves inherited from their forebears and their interactions with it, alongside new imprints acquired through their own experiences and reactions accumulated during their lifespans. Seen from this perspective, healing becomes an act of repair and acknowledgment, never a betrayal of the past, despite the pain and injustice we hold within our collective memories.

In chapter II, Sutra 16 of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, a pivotal sutra encapsulates the entire process of yoga: 'heyam duhkham anagatam,' which can be translated as 'what is to be prevented is the suffering that is yet to come.' Far-fetched from the toxic positivity culture that today's "health and wellness" (aka "wealth and hellness") industry is embedded in, this sutra establishes the recognition of the existence of suffering as the starting point for self-inquiry and transformation, emphasizing that the only realm of action is the present. Linked to both the past and the future, the present is not an act of dismissiveness or oblivion; instead, it is only the present that can grant us the capacity to mend some residues of the past and liberate some future.




experiences and relationships with the outside world
→ emotional / sensory reactions
→ nervous and endocrine systems responses
→ organs and postural adaptations
→ pain / disease
→ experiences and relationships with the outside world






LUNGS
COLON

LIVER
GALLBLADDER
STOMACH
INTESTINE
KIDNEYS
BLADDER
HEART

grief
attachment

rage
frustration

anxiety
control


fear
flight


mania
despair


mobilisation
elimination

distribution
transformation


processing
assimilation


will power
creation


joy
love







BOOKING DETAILS
minimum program duration: 10 hours
suitable for: all levels, adults of all ages
recommended for: artists, creatives, ecologists, body workers, therapists
fee: sliding scale, depending on institution /organisation /group
more info: contact Yalda Younes


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