Seeing without Looking

date Wednesday, 6 June 2012 time 7:30 p.m.

Guerrilla Yoga DC


In this class, we’ll practice how to use a relaxed gaze and our peripheral vision to receive information from the world in an entirely different manner than we usually do. A lot of us spend most of our awake time looking at things around us, like displays on electronic devices (TV/computer/phone), looking for something, like a street sign, oncoming traffic, a familiar face in a sea of strangers, etc. Only a few moments each day are available to let our gaze simply relax, like having just woken up, about to fall asleep, or so-called daydreaming. This near-constant “looking” fatigues not only the brain and nervous system (constantly evaluating, judging, filtering based on irrelevant details), but is also unhealthy for the eye and surrounding nerves.

Class will begin with some eye-yoga to stimulate blood flow and energy around the eyes, then we’ll practice looking out of our periphery, sort of a “seeing meditation” followed by some fun exercises to practice our new-found skills (eye contact, stereograms, maybe even walking or dancing without “looking”).


Malcolm X Park

Address will be emailed upon registration.

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