Taoist Meditation at Birdsland: Wednesdays 9:00am
If you’re keen to find a way to meditate that does not involve conversations with your mind, Taoist Meditation could be what you’re looking for. This meditation does not seek to resolve your issues. It is not an opportunity to puzzle over any problems or question those subtle nuances that may have disturbed your peace at some time recently or in the distant past; nor does it insist that you try to ignore these issues… It is a refreshing practice that gives you the chance to open and clear your mind.
As with Tai Chi and Qigong, Taoist Meditation works in the present, draws your attention to what is happening now, in this moment, in your body and in your mind. The session involves seated Qigong followed by the main meditation sequence where you will find, watch and feel qi (energy) flowing gently along the pathway known as the Small Water Wheel. The session finishes with a tapping (or patting) sequence to wake your body up externally, after being still for that meditative time.
Bring along a cushion and mat – or you can use a chair if preferred. The room is heated but perhaps also bring an extra rug if you feel the cold.