Breath, Movement and Stillness. Ancient practices on the yoga mat


  • Date: 21/09/2024 02:00 PM - 21/09/2024 05:00 PM
  • Location Pearson Park Pavilion, Dohrmans Rd, Oxford, New Zealand (Map)
  • More Info: Beside the Oxford Squash Club at Pearson Park, 56 Main Street, Oxford or in the Jaycee Hall next door.

 

Description

Taoyin Yoga & Meditation seminar Saturday 2pm - 5pm

Taoyin - a Taoist answer to Western physiotherapy to achieve a healthy structure in the back 

Taoyin is a practice that combines gentle movements, attentive breathing, and focused attention to promote physical and mental well-being. While the movements may be similar to those in Yoga, Taoyin has its unique focus. On one side the exercises bring inner strength and on the other, they will help to relax and let go completely inwardly at the same time.

Taoyin is stretching and body twist exercises on the floor. It helps your internal life force, or Qi, to circulate more freely, for the purpose of refreshing, attuning, adjusting, and regenerating your energy. It is a series of postures combined with special breathing patterns, which also help to strengthen the tendons and bring flexibility to the spine. It will energise and relax the lumber area, the lower back and the psoas muscle.

To complete the Taoyin sequence, we use the Spinal Bone Marrow Washing exercise.

 Tao Yoga meditation – Breathe and Relax into your Being

“Can you find the patience to wait until your dust settles and the water becomes clear?” Laotzi Tao Te Ching Chapter 15

Tao Yoga meditation is the ideal complement to Taoyin. We move into stillness and explore the ancient practices of Taoist breathing and attentiveness. It is easier to sit still after performing Taoyin's movements. You will continue to feel the inner, subtle movements and this creates a good foundation for Taoist meditation. You can sit in a chair or on the floor while meditating.

This Tao Yoga & Meditation course is suitable for both beginners and existing practitioners. No previous knowledge is required. I will give modified options.

This seminar includes an afternoon tea break

Tea in the break is included.

Download the flyer here: Oxford Sat Sept.pdf