Tai Chi Chuan Meditation

Tai Chi Chuan practiced through understanding of focus, breathing and mindfulness will foster:

Breathing deeply helps to naturally release any tension held in the center of the body; stressed people tend to have shallow breathing which indicates the presence of metaphysical tension.

Deep abdominal breathing will in turn oxygenate the body to naturally relax, tone and massage the internal organs to encourage and balance hormonal secretions.

Slow flowing exercises stimulate relaxation receptors in the joints to help enter a more peaceful and balanced state of mind, body and spirit (three treasures).

Promotion of a meditative movement and concentration fosters balanced blood pressure to normal, safe level.

Release body tension (in the muscles) will help let go of exhaustion and increase the bodies natural available energy supplies.

Relaxes the muscles to release any excessive tension on the nerves, blood vessels and arteries that flow around the body through the muscles, this in turn can develop a more efficient relaxed flow through the nervous electrical system.

Increases brain function and brain/body relationship because of gentle exercise and focused attention on the left and right side of the body the left hemisphere of the brain controls the right side of the body; the right hemisphere of the brain controls the left side of the body which increase neuron activation, pathways and synaptic connections.

Tendons are exercised, tightened and toned to help keep skeletal joints in the correct position.

Joints (knees, shoulders, hips etc) have a membrane that produces a slick fluid (synovial) in the joint encapsulate; slow flowing manoeuvres stimulate synovial fluid to help with good joint motion that promotes smooth (more comfortable) bone against bone movements.

More about the Breath

Training the breath, via meditation, using historically practiced techniques that lead to enlightenment, should the student’s karma allow, will be examined and discussed during classes, and the discussions will include:

  • Type of breathing techniques
  • Buddhist and Taoist insights
  • Change and recognizing change
  • Letting go and the free flow of energy
  • Recognizing awareness

Indeed, learning what, why and how change is, and what it can reveal to us, through focused meditation to help free each individual from kleshas (worry, anxiety, mind problems, distress and the afflictions that cause them); encouraging happiness from learning (di)stress loosening techniques that have helped millions of people for thousands of years, to find peace within themselves, whilst connecting with the natural world using contemplative thought, breath and movement.

Docusan Counselling is offered to all students

Docusan lasts for around 10 minutes

Students can discuss what they want or talk about meditation techniques to develop:

Joriki – mind strengthening from meditation practice; to find kensho if desired.

Kensho – is seeing the essence of nature from the void of emptiness. Seeing glimpses of enlightenment (freedom from ego and broken thinking), kensho leads to satori.

Satori – opening of the mind’s eye leading to freedom from ego to see and accept the truth via wisdom, comprehension and understanding (from the void).

Meditation allows students freedom from stress via focused thoughts and the development of controlled thinking and the realization of awareness through the skillfulness of meditation techniques or a set koan (paradoxical riddle).

Before Docusan – student and teacher agree on and sign a contract of consent and participation.

Docusan Counselling is a confidential operation designed to help individuals address their concerns, which can be a proactive learning curve to encourage and develop a greater understanding of self. Indeed, this can sometimes be a profound process to acquire constructive personal and interpersonal coping techniques, which may lead to improved mental health via a better understanding of emotions, behaviours and thoughts. Counselling sessions are an ongoing developmental relationship of sharing between a trained counsellor, who has knowledge, empathy and compassion; where the counsellor is helper to the client moving towards attaining their mental and emotional objectives in life. Counselling involves disclosing personal, sensitive or private information that, can, at times be distressing. During the progression of each counselling session, and in-between sessions, there may be periods of increased personal anxiety and sometimes mental confusion. However, the outcome of counselling is generally optimistic; although, the level of satisfaction for most people is not always predictable. The therapist will be available for support the client throughout the counselling process with trust, empathy and compassion. The number of counselling sessions tends to depend on session expectations and safely achieving any session related goals that have been set at the first, or any other, consultations. Docusan practices person-centered and meditation techniques to help elicit personal change to develop individual control via talking and client-determination.

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Touch the toes Chi gong

When living creatures are alive they are soft and weak
At their death they are hard and rigid
All things of youth, including grass and trees are soft and frail
 In death they are withered and dry
Therefore, all that is hard and rigid take the company of death
 Therefore, those who are soft and weak take the company of life
Loa Tzu