A new-school movement, launched today, aims to inspire one million young people to get â€œselfcenteredâ€: become more authentic, grounded, balanced and self-aware by spending time each day connecting to their inner selves.
The selfcentered Tour, a nationwide series of experiential events, teacher training programs, and entertainment, supported by a content-driven web community, kicks off in February. At the core of The selfcentered Tour are unique and simple tools to get selfcentered, practices that are easy to understand, live, teach, and love. The techniques include signature meditation, breath styles, and body opening flow that give the mind an opportunity to quiet down, the body an opportunity to relax, and chaos an opportunity to exit.
Founder and chief enlightenment officer Max Simon, who at 22 became the youngest teacher in the history of the world-renowned Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, Calif., has spent the last four years traveling the country teaching meditation and yoga to thousands of people at the Chopra Centerâ€™s prestigious workshops and events. Noticing that traditional methods of teaching werenâ€™t attracting a younger demographic, Simon decided to create an alternative approach to show his generation how to step away from the endless mind-chatter, disconnect from the buzz, and settle into a world of authentic inner calm.
Originally posted on January 27, 2008 @ 11:21 pm