Winter Solstice Taoist Meditation
Join us virtually on Zoom for an evening of nourishing breath work, Taoist meditation and passive qigong on the winter solstice 2022. Learn relaxing meditation techniques using the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine to foster a calm state, slow the heart rate and settle the nervous system. Dip into the world of Taoist practices for health, happiness and longevity.
In the Chinese calendar this is the time of absolute yin, known as Dong Zhi, with the shortest day and the longest night in the year. The yin yang symbol is a visual representation of the Chinese calendar, depicting the season changes. At the winter solstice the sun moves to the most southerly position of -23.5 degrees. It is a time of rebirth, where the days after begin to slowly lighten as we move forward into the winter season.
In Chinese culture Dong Zhi is a time for festivities, family gatherings and a time for the farmers to prepare food for the upcoming cold winter weather. As the winter solstice is the turning point, when the shortest day is left behind, this is seen as a time for optimism and celebration. Join my virtual Tai Chi and Qigong community to celebrate this time of yin, optimism and looking forward.
* Wednesday 21 December at 6pm *
- Relaxation breath work.
- The inner smile.
- Lower Dantian breathing.
- Introduction to the microcosmic orbit.
- Five gates meditation.
- Formal closing.
Format: A seated class. Find a comfortable, private spot that is warm. Instructor Nicola will guide the meditation session verbally, with video instruction and graphics via screen share to help your understanding of the concepts.
Time: 6.00pm – 7.45pm GMT / UK time zone.
Date: Wednesday 21 December 2022.
Cost: £15 per household on one Zoom login. Current livestream subscription students can attend at no cost.
Level: Everyone welcome. No experience needed. This is a seated class.
Catch Up: The livestream recording will be available to watch on Vimeo for one month, the link will be sent to students after the lesson.
Instructor: Nicola of Earth Balance Tai Chi.
Questions: Please contact Nicola here.
Live-Stream Format: Via Zoom. Webcams and microphones on at the beginning and end of the session. Questions via the chat function during the class.
Payment: Via PayPal.
Cancellations: Permitted outside of 24 hours of the livestream start time. No refunds permitted within this time frame.
Live Stream: We use Zoom for the livestream. It is best to download and use the app/programme, as the browser version has a lag with audio/video. Please use a desktop or laptop with a good screen size for the best experience.
Medical History: As with all medical conditions, injuries and/or ill-health, please consult with your Doctor prior to starting a class. Tai Chi, Qigong and Meditation are not a replacement for conventional medical treatment. Please advise instructor Nicola prior to class of any medical conditions, injuries and/or ill-health that may prevent you from safely taking part.
Legal: We are based in the UK and governed by UK jurisdiction.