Reginald A. Ray: Turning Over the Agency of Our Lives to the Soma
Reginald Ray is a renowned meditation teacher and cofounder of the Dharma Ocean Foundation. His most recent publication with Sounds True is Somatic Descent: Experiencing the Ultimate Intelligence of the Body. In this excerpt from Somatic Descent—chosen by Reggie's longtime student and Sounds True founder Tami Simon—he describes the basic principles and strengths of somatic meditation. With his usual wit and clear, exacting instruction, Reggie introduces listeners to a practice that emphasizes the felt sense of the physical—what he calls "the Soma." In this practice, listeners will learn to unyoke their moment-to-moment lives from thinking and navigate according to the innate intelligence of the body.