Nourish Through Breath Part 5
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Nourish Through Breath Part 5

Nourish Through Breath Part 5 Qigong Breathing for Health The fifth part in this breath work programme looks at developing your breath work by combining whole body movement. The heavenly breath is a foundation Qigong practice that is co-ordinated with diaphragmatic breathing. You can also learn to train your breath to become slower over time,…

Zhan Zhuang Video Course
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Zhan Zhuang Video Course

Zhan Zhuang Video Course A Free Programme for Beginner Students Standing like a tree – Standing Pole Zhan Zhuang is a stillness meditation which is a unique and powerful method to awaken the body in stillness. It is an ancient internal Taoist practice to cultivate mind and body. Learn to re-wire your habitual posture, integrate…

Winter Solstice Livestream
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Winter Solstice Livestream

Winter Solstice Livestream Online Taoist Meditation Workshop 2022 Wednesday 21 December at 6pm UK time zone Join our virtual winter solstice gathering for a nourishing dose of seated breath work, relaxation and Taoist meditation. In the Chinese calendar this is the time of absolute yin, known as Dong Zhi, with the shortest day and the…

Summer Qi for the Heart
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Summer Qi for the Heart

Summer Qi for the Heart Summer is an expansive time of year that is governed by the fire element and the heart in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Here are my suggestions for strengthening your heart in the summer months. Yin Yan Theory (Heart and Kidneys) The kidneys (water element) and the heart (fire element) represent…

Tai Chi Trigrams
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Tai Chi Trigrams

Tai Chi Trigrams How Taoist philosophy & the I Ching relate to Tai Chi Chuan practice. In Taoist philosophy, the 8 Trigrams are symbols of change found within the Book of Changes, known as the I Ching.  Each trigram represents a unique set of characteristics; tai chi application, qi gong movement, natural identity, cardinal directions,…

Meditation Microcosmic Orbit
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Meditation Microcosmic Orbit

Meditation Microcosmic Orbit PART THREE The Small Heavenly Cycle Taoist Practice Taoist esoteric yoga is an ancient Chinese internal energy practice used as a way to cleanse and purify the physical, emotional and spiritual body. The Microcosmic orbit meditation is a stillness practice to awaken, generate and circulate Chi in the body through the meridian…

Inner Smile Meditation Part 2
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Inner Smile Meditation Part 2

Meditation of the Inner Smile PART TWO Taoist Wisdom for Wellbeing.  The inner smile is a meditation practice using the five transformational energies: wood, fire, earth, water and metal, known as the five elements from the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  This second part of the blog series looks at the mid line and back…

Meditation of the Inner Smile
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Meditation of the Inner Smile

Meditation of the Inner Smile PART ONE Cleanse & Purify the Internal Body with Taoist Meditation. The inner smile is preparatory meditation that cleanses the organs and internal body. Using the human smile as a connection to inner healing for health, happiness and longevity. The smile is the gateway to relaxation. By focusing our smiling…