The demands and stresses of modern life are wearing us down. Many of us survive by learning to endure. We swallow anger, slog through depression, feel futile & frustrated. While you may think this “survival” is just one of the less pleasant facts of life, it doesn’t have to be.
Dancers become graceful and effortless in their movement. So can Meditation develop graceful and effortless use of the mind.
An untrained mind will be easily distracted. Unguided, we end up stuck in feedback loops of negativity. Emotion can overwhelm and derail us. All of these stressors manifest in the body; high blood pressure, asthma from bad breathing habits, low energy levels, etc.
The meditation training you will receive here focuses on skills you can use immediately to begin relieving these issues. Our exercises can be done by absolutely everyone. Sitting still doesn’t have to be easy for you. You don’t have to endure hours of boredom. In fact, boredom is a sign that meditation has not been properly explained to you.
We start with a series of simple breathing exercises (the first of which you can start with in this video) to physically release some pent up stress and give us more energy. The body and mind are inter-connected so relieving tension from one relieves the other.
Also, studies show that brain cells use 10-12x more oxygen than the rest of the body. Just by improving the quality of your breath we will improve the state of your mind.
The Mayo Clinic States that Tai Chi Chuan can help with:
Harvard University published that Tai Chi results in:
And can aid in recovery from:
The NCCAM reports that Tai Chi and Qigong positively effects:
-Becca, A happy new member of our Qigong and Tai Chi community