Mountain Qigong and Meditation (Da Shan Qigong) Sunday 3rd November 2013

Da Shan Meditation is a powerful, accessible meditation set that uses posture, breath and intent to calm the mind and strengthen the body to develop self awareness, discipline and inner calm.

Rest, relax and rejuvenate. This Meditation and gentle Qi Gong day will enable you to connect with your body, relax your mind and strengthen the flow of energy through your body.

Sunday’s seminar will look in more detail at the sitting and standing elements of the meditation. Exploring the physical structure and foundation of the body whilst further developing visualisation exercises to gain the most from the practice.

Running from 10am-1pm, in the beautiful Lakes, means we get to meditate at a key part of the day and allows you to go and explore a little as well.

Look forward to seeing you there. 

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Mountain Meditation (Da Shan Qigong)

Saturday 14th September

Sitting and standing Qi Gong and Meditation exercises to help build inner strength and encourage the healthy flow of energy throughout your body.

A gentle days exercise combining philosophical, academic and physical principles of traditional Chinese health practices developed over many years to regulate breath, enhance calmness and establish self connection.

Rest, relax and rejuvenate. This moving meditation seminar will enable you to connect with your body, relax your mind and take time to rejuvenate.

For those visiting from afar Kendal is a lovely town on the edge of the Lake District National Park with accommodation aplenty. For more details email gavin@empoweringmovement.co or call 07508210176.

Meditation, self acceptance, respect for others and a happier world.

Acceptance of self leads to acceptance in general, a softening of your personal barriers, judgements and prejudices. If we are open, we can connect with and accept ourselves for who we are, what we feel and how best to live our lives.

From a place of acceptance we access gateways to a happier place, where we appreciate ourselves and are accepting of others. Cutting through the nature nurture debates, the class distinctions, social conditioning, gender stereotyping, self loathing, obsessing, adoring, informed and uninformed judging of others, the need to put yourself; feelings, opinions and prejudices before all else.

With meditation we can develop discipline to aid our health and energy to establish a calm centre. Clarity can be gained not only in a spiritual sense but in a logical rational sense, an ability to listen and absorb without judgement. It is not to say we don’t  experience confusion but that extreme emotions do not dominate our person. Remaining open to but not being unbalanced by the ‘Many Minds’, asking questions of ourselves, challenging our options, decisions and life choices instead attacking or avoiding as a form of defence. We can only embrace ourselves by overcoming our fears, judgements and prejudices, learning to trust ourselves and accept what is.

Calmness provides a grounding that removes the need to judge, assume and critique.  Acceptance removes fear of self and others, lowering barriers and defence mechanisms. We are easily and often inspired by the words of others, they light a spark, a feeling deep inside but ‘their’ words maintain our fantasy ensuring action is theirs and not ours. It’s how most of us want all things, as dreams, academic discussions, material possessions, opinions or lifestyles of others for us to judge, resent or worship.

If we are open to accepting the person we are, we become a step closer to accepting others and as such a lot closer to achieving a happier world.