In addition to your Single Form practice, Taichi includes standing, seated and reclining meditative practices. These are not, however, restricted to just Taichi students, and can be of benefit to anyone who wishes to learn some methods of relaxation and stress reduction. Many people are suffering from high levels of stress, which can result in anything from problems sleeping to physical health problems, such as high blood pressure. This is all a result of damage to your Chi, or life energy, which can be restored through seated, standing, or reclining meditation practices. Most of these postures can be done by anyone and do not require any special equipment or previous training, just a quiet place to practice. How to meditate properly is often misunderstood, so proper instruction will help you to achieve the best possible benefits from your practice.
Rates are the same as Private, Semi-Private or Group lessons, and classes can also be offered at your location, or as a weekend workshop. For additional information, please inquire by e-mail.
Standing meditation classes feature meditations to enhance, strengthen and clean your Chi. The student will learn both still stance and moving forms to use in their practice. Not only are the forms taught, but also the energetic details as to why each form is being done. Detailed guidance is given as to how to practice each form correctly, so that the student gets the most benefit from their practice. Chi Gung meditations are taught first, so that you learn how to restore the flow of your life energy. This includes forms to work on self-healing. In the later stages, you move on to Dao Gung work, which is more spiritual in nature. Some past Taichi or meditative experience helps, especially Temple Style Single Form Practice, but is not required. Instruction privately, semi-privately and as a class are available.Feel free to e-mail for more details.
In this class the student will learn a set of twenty nine seated postures designed to promote health, strengthen their energy, and reduce stress. These postures can be done in several seated positions on a meditation cushion, or in an armless chair, which ever is more comfortable for the student. Guidance on how to do the form, and what is being worked on in each posture is given for each of the forms that will be taught. This is a progress at your own pace class that allows the student to move at a rate that is comfortable for them. As with the standing meditation practice, previous Taichi or meditative experience helps, especially Temple Style Single Form Practice, but is not required. Private, semi-private and class sessions are available. Please contact me by e-mail if you would like more information.
Group Circle Meditation
Meditation by a group is a powerful way to to strengthen your energy. The ideal is a group of eight, four men and four women, to get the optimal balance of Yin and Yang energy. This is a guided group meditation, and is best done by a group that will all be at each session in order to achieve the best results. Experience in Taichi is also preferred, but a beginners class is possible if the whole group consists of beginners. Contact me by e-mail for rates, or if you need further information.