Tao Yoga is also known as "Taoyin – energy balance through the Tao”
Mantak Chia describes in the introduction of his book:
Cultivating gentleness while developing strength
> Your spine will become more flexible and your tendons and psoas muscles will be embued with elasticity. The wisdom of your body will awaken with the healthy effects of activating the subtle chemistry within.
> Taoist stretching and body twist exercises (on the floor) is to help your internal life force, or Qi, to circulate more freely, for the purpose of refreshing, attuning, adjusting and regenerating your personal energy.
> It is a series of postures combined with special breathing patterns, which also helps to strengthen the tendons, the Qi flow and lower back.
> The class finishes with an 8-minute meditation (e.g. The inner Smile).
You can sit on a chair, cross-legged on the yoga mat, or on the floor.
I provide yoga blocks and yoga straps for everyone.
I will give modified options.
When possible bring a Yoga mat.
Duration: 60 minutes
23rd May SPECIAL: $10 - booking is essential - 9.45-10.45am
The 8-week autumn term starts on Monday 30th May
The Qigong class starts at 11am - same pricing
Venue: Rangiora Bowling Club, Good Street (near New World)