033 Aaron Green Sherwood: Find a Deeper Level of Stillness with Mindfulness

December 7, 2015

Aaron Sherwood is a Tai Chi and qiqong instructor. He also teaches meditation and is a gifted body worker. Aaron is from United States and offers personal sessions and group workshops in the U.S. Aaron has dedicated his life to helping others with mindfulness and movement. He believes these elements have tremendous power to heal and transform a person. Aaron spent his youth practicing many movements arts including Hatha and Kundalini Yoga, TaeKwonDo, Hapkido, Contact Improv, and Feldenkrais. He has worked with high level teachers in all of these disciplines. His most important teacher has been Bruce Frantzis, founder of the Energy Arts System. Aaron is now one of the Certified Instructors in this system, which has benefited his own life to a large degree.

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Most Influential Person

  • My Tai Chi, qiqong and meditation teacher, Bruce Frantzis.

Effect on Emotions

  • It's been instrumental in me not ending up in jail and me not ending up dead or very, very miserable. I struggled with depression a lot when I was young and the more I got into these mindful practices the more that took me out, further away from that.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • It's huge. It's one of the pillars that we build everything we do on. The particular tradition that I teach is called Taoist Longevity Breathing and the main focus of that is to be completely present with your breath and then how you can maintain that presence and just deepen not only the length of your breath, but all the different qualities of depth, smoothness. You just remove any and all gaps that relate back to your consciousness through that.

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Advice for Newbie

Test several methods. Don't just fall in love with your very first method. Use all the methods and really test them. Be your own laboratory. Find what really works for you and that can be a practice in it's own self where you decide that you pick four different practices that you want to work with and you take a week or a month and then you work through it, regardless of any kind of resistance you have and that will reflect what's going on inside of you and help you understand why you resist that particular practice.