Observe with the mind and think with the heart.
Living in the Tao is the practice of quieting the mind, and going beyond our linear thinking to the multidimensional thinking of the heart. Through this awareness, we become one with the TAO.
Taoist practices, at its essence, teaches how to quiet the mind and discover one’s true self in the wisdom of their heart. Through these insights, we come to recognize the flow of life, and how to live the effortless middle path of seeing life “as it is.
Taoist practices fosters a connection to the Health & Longevity through diet, exercise, livelihood, and sexuality, respecting and honoring the body as the vehicle to facilitate our spiritual evolution. In these classes you will be learning the Universal Tao System created by Master Mantak Chia..
Tai Chi, Qigong, Iron Shirt Introduction
Wednesday 6:30pm – 7:30pm (with Tao Basics)
What is taught-
- Spinal Breathing, Bellow Breathing, Empty Breath
- Heaven & Earth Stance
- Turtle Stance, Water Buffalo Stance, Tree Stance
- Bone Marrow Stimulation
- 13 Movements Tai Chi Short Form
Tai Chi is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. The term taiji refers to a philosophy of the forces of yin and yang, related to the moves. Tai chi is often described as a meditation in motion, but it might well be called medication in motion.Tao Basics -MOday
Qi Gong is a holistic training of coordinated body posture and movements used for health, spirituality, and martial arts training. Dynamic standing postures draw up the earth’s energy and power through the bone structure, draw in energy from the cosmos, and through breathing techniques access the energy through seasons into the 5 major organs.We will begin our classes at 6pm with the fundamentals of Tai Chi, Iron Shirt and Qi Gong to ground and stabilize the body.
Tao Basics Introduction
(Microcosmic Orbit & 6 Healing Sounds)
Monday 7:30pm – 8:30pm
What is taught-
- Tao Cosmology & Philosphy
- 6 Healing Sounds/Inner Smile
- Microcosmic Orbit
In the Taoist tradition, positive and negative emotions are associated with the internal organs. One of the keys to good health is to become aware of the emotional energies that reside in the organs, and to transform the negative emotional energies into positive virtues. Taoists believe that we are all born with the virtues of love, gentleness, kindness, respect, honesty, fairness, justice, and righteousness.
With the practice of the Six Healing Sounds, we restore emotional balance both in Sensation, Feeling, and Thought. With the Inner Smile meditation we learn a practice that focuses gratitude and joy on the internal organs to resolve the physical and mental tensions that can lead to illness. This powerful practice beginning with a simple gentle smile to our vital organs eventually expands into an unlimited expression of Self-love that begins to overflow in volume which is now available to give to others.