Spring Tao

Tao yoga & five zhang organs qigong

A  retreat for individuals, couples, friends or groups. Choose your dates and duration.

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Tao Yoga zang organs qigong

“Through tao yoga zang organs qigong, the soft and the gentle can overcome the strong”

Tao yoga refers to a series of exercises also known as dao-in, meaning “energy conducting”. The emphasis on tao yoga postures and movements is gentleness and relaxation. The exercises are adaptable to many body types and are easy to learn. While there are some postures familiar to hatha and other Indian styles of yoga, tao yoga was developed to relieve energy stagnation and ensure smooth circulation of blood, hormonal secretion and life force or “qi”.

Dao-in tao yoga is a highly efficient way to practice gentle exercise, improving the circulation of energy. Regular practice need only be two or three session each week, ensuring the physical body becomes more open and relaxed, the emotions become smooth and the mental process less obscured or confused.

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The five zang organs refer to the five ‘yin’ organs according to traditional Chinese medicine. Each organ benefits from the qigong exercises, with individual exercises directed towards tonifying and regulating in turn the lungs, the spleen, the heart, the liver and the kidneys.

Tao yoga zang organs qigong retreat proposes easy to learn psotures and dynamic forms. Excellent as a tonic where there is little time or where there are feelings of lethargy or fatigue. Particularly useful is sustained practice during springtime.

What is Five Zhang organs qigong?

Tao yoga zang organs qigong refers to two linked practices. The five zhang organs refer to the five ‘yin’ organs according to traditional Chinese medicine. Each organ benefits from the qigong exercises, with one directed towards tonifying and regulating in turn the lungs, the spleen, the heart, the liver and the kidneys.

The qigong set is simple, comprising of five sets of movements which can be practiced efficiently in only ten to fifteen minutes.

 

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Benefits

The spring season is an ideal time to welcome and encourage suppleness into the body and mind. Tao yoga and zhang qigong require that discipline be balanced with ease and individual response. Learning to listen to the body’s internal signals, practitioners naturally adapt the movements to specific needs as they arise. Without engaging in tjought based diagnosis, practitioners leanr the movements, learn to relax, to listen and to allow qi (or chi) to direct the movements, the effort and thus encourage natural healing and balancing to take place. A perfect method for complex thjought and worry based lives. Abandon stress, welcome instead the efficiency of ease and effortlessness.

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Format

Formal sessions each day will teach the basics of the forms of tao yoga and zhang qigong. For students with previous experience of the forms, more detailed and individual aspects will be covered. There will be one daily session on the qigong and two sessions of tao yoga.

Level of Experience

This retreat will be useful to anyone who is willing to maintain a level of practice after learning the method. Those who have an existing qigong, yoga or meditation practice will find many associated benefits.

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Prices and Dates

Cost per person is 120€ per day. This includes two to four hours of instruction/teaching per day, breakfast, evening meal and accommodation in a single room with private en suite bathroom.

Minimum three nights recommended.

Arrive between 4pm and 6pm [first night] Leaving by 11.00am on your last day.

 

 

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