Meditation

Standing meditation sessions are lead by our instructors during each T’ai-Chi class.

Moving meditation is practiced during T’ai-Chi.

Sitting meditation

 

Introduction to Sitting Meditation
1. Definition- dictionary, personal
Latin-Meditari: to think or reflect upon, revolve in ones mind
Meditatio: a thinking over, contemplation
Meditate- to; ponder, ruminate, reflect, plan, intend, purpose “to dwell on anything in thought, to contemplate deeply and continuously”

2. Why meditate?
Meditation- the act of meditating Health, Spirituality

3. Prayer, Trance, REM, Meditation

4. Times of Day

5. Sitting, Standing, Moving

6. Stillness and Motion

7. Sitting Positions

8. Hand Positions/Mudra

9. 5 Senses: Inner/Outer 80/20 Predominant Senses Sixth Sense Tools/Anchors; Candles, Incense, Bells, Music, Chanting/Mantra/Prayer, Eyes, Nostrils, Inner Voice, Tapes, Videos

10. Relaxation-Routes and Keys

11. 3 Gates/9 Crooked Paths

12. 3 cleansing breaths/3 centering breaths

13. Natural/Reverse Breathing

14. Master Liangs meditation/ Master Choi’s meditation

15. Micro-Cosmic Orbit/Small Heavenly Circle (others) Glands/Nerves 16. Tongue/Hui-Yin=Switches

17. Energy Points

18. Earth and Heaven Energies

19. Before and After Meditation

20. T’ai-Chi and Meditation Book List:

Taoist-T’ai-Chi Chuan and Meditation by Da Liu
Tranquil Sitting by Yin Shih Tzu
Vitality, Energy, Spirit by Thomas Cleary
Hindu/Buddhist – Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
Science of Breath by Swami Rama
Soul Food by Jack Kornfeld
Christian/Sufi/Other-Way of a Pilgrim (trans. By Helen Balantine??)
Healing in Hypnosis by Milton Erickson
Tying Rocks to Clouds by William Elliot
Journey to Ixtlan by Carlos Castaneda
Sufi Book of Healing by Moinuddin Chishti