Taoist Meditation

Taoist Meditation

Stillness Practices for Health, Happiness and Longevity

Taoist meditation is an ancient Chinese internal stillness practice known also as passive qigong. These practices can help us foster a neutral state in mind and body.

  • Calm the 'monkey mind'
  • Gain inner calm
  • Release physical and mental tension
  • Manage stress in the workplace
  • Aid anxiety & depression
  • Learn to deal with life's hiccups smoothly
  • Change our response to tension, pain and adversity
  • Find common humanity in our experience
  • Become more compassionate towards ourselves and others
  • Form a healthy habit

Meditation Practices

Nourish through Breath

Regulate, lengthen and deepen the breath using effective breathing methods for life long health. Learn about breathing physiology and the negative health effects of breathing poorly. Follow along with breathing techniques that support relaxation of the mind and body. The Nourish through breath programme is available as:

Love and Kindness Meditation

Physical Relaxation Meditation

  • Learning to relax and soften physical tension through mindfulness practice.

Zhan Zhuang

'Standing like a tree' is a powerful internal practice where a static posture is held for a period of time.  Standing is an important part of Tai Chi and Qi Gong training and should be built up gradually whilst the body adapts, the legs grow stronger and the muscles start to relax. Follow along with our free 12 step standing practice programme.

The Inner Smile Meditation

This preparatory meditation works as a cleanse of the organs and internal body. Using the human smile as a connection to inner healing for health, happiness and longevity. By focusing our smiling energy into the physical and emotional body we can learn how to enhance positive emotions, lessen excessive negative emotions and cleanse the organs to aid inner Qi flow.

The Six Healing Sounds

We can extend the Inner Smile meditation practice to include the healing sounds.  This ancient practice helps expel negative emotions from the organs, cleanse the organs and transforms them into positive emotions.  This can be a stand alone meditation or done at the same time as the inner smile. View an article which talks through the six healing sounds meditation.

The Microcosmic Orbit Meditation

This article explores the modernised new-age version of the microcosmic orbit. This is something I no longer teach as I explore the traditional practice with my teacher Dr Michael Smith over the coming years.  I encourage you to take care with this practice as it does not have roots in traditional Taoism and can cause physical health and mental health problems. Forcing Qi through the body and forcing a result are not advised. 

Live Online Qigong Tuition - "From My Home to Yours"

Instructor Nicola teaches meditation techniques to students globally. She will guide you through the foundation stages of these ancient Taoist meditation practices, working with you as an individual at your own pace. Choose a time and date that is convenient to your lifestyle, and take one hour out of your working week to give your mind and body a healing boost.  Nicola will talk you through the concept of Taoist Meditation and lead you through each stage whilst you relax and go within the internal body. Leaving you feeling more grounded, relaxed, and less stressed. Book your lesson.

Please note that the Taoist practices are not a replacement for conventional medical treatment.  Please seek advice from your GP before commencing any movement or stillness practices.