Meditation in movement Ongoing class Instructor: Karl Danskin Call for details 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
4 week class 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.
Winter Solstice: The Mystery of Inception- a Taoist perspective
Staying Healthy with the Seasons series 5:30 - 6:30pm Wednesday Nov 7 Location: Gualala Arts Center By donation Info: 415-264-0957 email@example.com
The significance of the solstice is profound, and the possibilities that it promises are great. This is truly a time of year for great celebration.
With the Winter Solstice the sun begins its trajectory back into the heights of the sky, and all of nature responds to it’s movement. Within us, the light of Yang is once again reborn as a fragile flame – with the potential to grow into a strong and full source of energy for our activity in the coming year.
How does this mystery happen, and how can we nourish that fragile flame so that it expands into it’s full potential?
This will be a practical talk about engaging in the experience of Winter Solstice. From the perspective of the cycle of the whole year, we will look at the energetic significance of the solstice, and how it manifests in us. And we will explore a Taoist meditation for nurturing the new light that is generating.
No previous experience or knowledge is needed.
Part of the Global Harmony Arts series at Gualala Arts Center