Every Thursday 4:15 - 5:15 Location: Horicon School, Annapolis
Instructor: Karl Danskin Info: 415-264-0957 email@example.com
Tai Chi expresses the root of Chinese medicine and spirituality through the practice of meditative movement. When you move in the slow, soft, harmonious rhythm of Tai Chi, great benefits accumulate for your joints, your circulation, the functioning of your internal organs, and your sense of balance and equilibrium. Tai Chi is a very practical and enjoyable cultivation and can be started and practiced at any age.
In this class, we will utilize just a few very simple, natural movements – focusing on the quality of the movement – and exploring breathing, balance, gentleness and fluidity. Our aim is to feel comfortable and natural, and to experience rejuvenation through relaxed movement.No previous experience or knowledge is needed.
Taoist Walking Meditation
Meditation practice for walking on trails
Three 90 minute sessions, once a week for three weeks (class), or by private arrangement
Instructor: Karl Danskin Call for details Info: 415-264-0957 firstname.lastname@example.org
Use a walk along a trail as an opportunity to enter into deep meditation. This practice takes traditional Taoist meditation techniques and explores the effects of doing these techniques while walking leisurely along a nature trail.
Walking meditation is a wonderful complement to your seated meditation practice, and it can also be very helpful for people who would like to begin a meditation practice, since it can be easier to start with. Unlike seated meditation, when walking your eyes are open, your body is moving, and you feel the presence of nature all around you. Because the body is moving, it is easier to be mindful of the body sensations and anchored in the present moment; for this reason, many people find walking meditation easier than seated meditation.
Each week we will meet at a local trailhead and as we walk the trail I will lead you through a guided awareness sequence that is used to enter meditation. Once you learn it, anytime you want to go into meditation, you will be able to just go out on a trail and do the practice.