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Workshop at Soul Explosion & Green Living Expo
Sifu Napier will hold a two-hour workshop based on his
book Tai Chi In Your Life. Participants will get a chance
to learn a series of exercises to cultivate the principles of Relaxation,
Intention, Awareness, Continuity, and Linking to the Core. No prior
experience with Tai Chi is required to have a great time! The workshop
fee is $25; attendees can buy books, CDs, and T-shirts for $10 each -
a 33% discount.
Sifu Napier Interviewed on Secrets of the Qigong Masters
(Sept. 27) Sifu Napier was interviewed live on
Secrets of the Qigong Masters, an Internet
radio show. The show is now available online on
Click here to go to the radio show.
Standing Meditation: Zhan Zhuang
Sitting Meditation: Six Healing Sounds
- Metal Sound (Lungs)
- Water Sound (Kidneys)
- Wood Sound (Liver)
- Fire Sound (Heart)
- Earth Sound (Spleen/pancreas)
- Triple Warmer
Tai Chi Meditations provides one Standing Meditation and one Sitting
Meditation for practitioners looking for solo accompaniment at home.
The Standing Meditation is Zhan Zhuang. The art of standing post
meditation is commonly practiced among Chen Style practitioners, but not very
commonly among others. It is an important foundational exercise that is
so simple to learn that you can learn it from description, without video; and
yet it is profoundly deep, as you learn to listen to your own body as it
reveals its secrets to you.
The heart of the standing meditation is Breath, Balance, and Relaxation.
We learn to listen to our bodies through breath; as we expand and contract our
lungs and diaphragms, we feel the tension and release of muscles as they work.
With time we learn to release the muscles through a simple mental effort.
As we breathe deeply, we expand our lung capacity. As we learn to relax in
a perfectly centered stance, we gain perfect balance. With this poise we
can move from physical relaxation to mental tranquility - two important steps
on the road to spiritual attainment.
The Sitting Meditation is Six Healing Sounds, which has been popular throughout
China for centuries. Six Healing Sounds uses the Five Element paradigm to
link colors, sounds, seasons, elements, positive emotions, negative emotions, and internal
We increase our physical and emotional health by purging negative energy from our
bodies, using a series of qigong exercises, sounds and visualizations. As we
replenish our bodies with positive energy, we heal and strengthen our internal organs,
improving our healthy and chances for longevity.
Six Healing Sounds is powerful meditational medicine.