Taoist Practice Weekend
Topics covered include:
The Inner Smile and The Healing Sounds
Together these techniques enable us to recycle our emotional energies into virtues, enhancing our life force. They enable us to become more aware of our body and our inner being.
Iron Shirt Chi Kung
Standing postures develop rootedness and internal exercises develop the chi belt and strengthen and purify the abdominal organs, fasciae and tendons.
The Microcosmic Orbit
The Microcosmic Orbit is an energy route around the body. We are all born with an open Microcosmic Orbit route.
Stresses can lead to blockages in the flow of Chi around the body.
By consciously reopening the Microcosmic Orbit we can improve the efficiency of our energy consumption and harmonise the flow of Chi around our body.
Life force energy is guided up the back channel and down the front channel, harmonising the earth and the heavenly principles, and facilitating spiritual growth within this plane of existence.
This circuit connects our physical, energy and spirit bodies and can ultimately be used to fuse these into one immortal body.
Tai Chi Chi Kung, an early yang form emphasising the connection between the mind and body and developing inner power.
This form is relatively simple to learn and requires only a few square feet in which to practise.
There is a circular repeat of 13 movements to each cardinal direction. By moving efficiently we conserve vital energy.
Sweat Lodge Ceremony
A sweat lodge is a traditional ceremony involving purification by steam. Stones are heated on a specially constructed fire and then brought in to the lodge a few at a time.
Water turns to steam as it is poured onto the stones.
About Tanya McCormack
I am a country-loving person and resonate with the Taoist view that we are a microcosm of the macrocosm, and that the universe is composed of underlying basic principles of energy behaviour – or elemental forces. I believe nature is our greatest teacher and that by observing the interplay of the web of life we can gain insights into ourselves and others.
My explorations of Spiritual Healing developed during the third year of my medical training, at which time I also discovered Chi Kung and started practising Taoist meditation. I was attuned to Usui Reiki master degree and Karuna Reiki master degree some time afterwards.
After a few years living simply and close to nature I moved with the children back to my homeland Wales. I have studied Cosmic Healing with Master Mantak Chia and Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Taoist meditation and Chi Nei Tsang with Kris Deva North at the Mantak Chia Taoist Training Centre in London.