Kids Tai Chi w/ Meditation Lessons

Tai Chi w/ Meditation Lesson is an internal Chinese soft style Martial Art (Chinese: 武術 pinyin: wǔshù) practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits.

 

The term Tai Chi w/ Meditation Lesson refers to a philosophy of the forces of yin and yang, related to the moves. Though originally conceived as a martial art, it is also typically practiced for a variety of other personal reasons: competitive wrestling in the format of pushing hands (tui shou), demonstration competitions, and achieving greater longevity.

 

As a result, a multitude of training forms exist, both traditional and modern, which correspond to those aims with differing emphasis. Some training forms of Tai Chi Chuan are especially known for being practiced with relatively slow movements.

Benefits​ For Kids Tai Chi w/ Meditation

  • Encouraging respectful behavior

  • Improves concentration

  • Reduces stress

  • Encourage circulation and immune health

  • Promote balance and coordinatio

  • Encourages a healthy lifestyle

  • Increases self-awareness

Class: 

  • Group Tai chi & Meditation Lessons

  • Private Tai chi & Meditation Lessons 

Schedule: 

Rate: 

  • Group Tai chi w/ Meditation Lessons 60 min

       Single Class $25

       10-class package $ 220

       20-class package $ 350 

  • Private Tai chi w/ Meditation Lessons 60 min

      Single Class $80

  • Meditation from......

The Daoist meditation has a long history, and has developed various techniques including concentration, visualization,   qi  cultivation, contemplation, and mindfulness meditations. Traditional Daoist meditative practices were influenced by Chinese Buddhism beginning around the 5th century, and later had influence upon Traditional Chinese medicine and the Chinese martial arts.

Livia Kohn distinguishes three basic types of Daoist meditation: "concentrative", "insight", and "visualization".

 

Ding  (literally means "decide; settle; stabilize") refers to "deep concentration", "intent contemplation", or "perfect absorption". 

 

Guan  (lit. "watch; observe; view") meditation seeks to merge and attain unity with the Dao. It was developed by Tang Dynasty (618–907) Daoist masters based upon the Tiantai Buddhist practice of Vipassanā "insight" or "wisdom" meditation. 

 

Cun  (lit. "exist; be present; survive") has a sense of "to cause to exist; to make present" in the meditation techniques popularized by the Daoist Shangqing and Lingbao Schools. A meditator visualizes or actualizes solar and lunar essences, lights, and deities within his/her body, which supposedly results in health and longevity, even xian 仙/仚/僊, "immortality".

The (late 4th century BCE) Guanzi essay Neiye "Inward training" is the oldest received writing on the subject of qi cultivation and breath-control meditation techniques. For instance, "When you enlarge your mind and let go of it, when you relax your vital breath and expand it, when your body is calm and unmoving: And you can maintain the One and discard the myriad disturbances. ... This is called "revolving the vital breath": Your thoughts and deeds seem heavenly."

The (c. 3rd century BCE) Daoist Zhuangzi records zuowang or "sitting forgetting" meditation. Confucius asked his disciple Yan Hui to explain what "sit and forget" means: "I slough off my limbs and trunk, dim my intelligence, depart from my form, leave knowledge behind, and become identical with the Transformational Thoroughfare."

Daoist meditation practices are central to Chinese martial arts (and some Japanese martial arts), especially the qi-related neijia "internal martial arts". Some well-known examples are daoyin"guiding and pulling", qigong "life-energy exercises", neigong "internal exercises", neidan "internal alchemy", and taijiquan "great ultimate boxing", which is thought of as moving meditation.

 

One common explanation contrasts "movement in stillness" referring to energetic visualization of qi circulation in qigong and zuochan "seated meditation", versus "stillness in movement" referring to a state of meditative calm in taijiquan forms.

Main article: Daoist meditation

"Gathering the Light", Daoist meditation from The Secret of the Golden Flower

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