Staying Healthy With The Seasons series – the ancient Taoist Arts perspective on longevity.
Movement Into Autumn – a Taoist perspective
As we pass through August and the days begin to gradually shorten, the bright energy of Spring and Summer give way to a more thoughtful and tranquil state. All of nature turns to a more reflective stance, and we begin to appreciate and become aware of what has developed over the course of the year.
How can we make the most of this gradual cooling and slowing of things? What are the opportunities for us and for our health as more self-awareness naturally rises to consciousness? What challenges can confront us?
What can we do to be most in harmony with Nature at this particular time of year? What practices and perspectives can provide the smoothest flow through this season?
This will be a practical talk about engaging with the energies of the beginning of Autumn. We will look at the cycle of the whole year, and think about what is most natural to accomplish in this period of increasing Yin. We will also learn simple practices for strengthening health and staying in balance at this time of year.
No previous experience or knowledge is needed. Part of the Global Harmony Arts series at Gualala Arts Center
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About Karl Danskin
Karl is currently teaching small classes on the coast in Trail Walking Meditation, Tai Chi style movement, and other Taoist arts. Karl has been a student of classical Chinese health and healing practices since 1981. He learned Taoist meditation and healing practices from Master Mantak Chia, Taoist spiritual philosophy from Sifu Liu Ming, Taoist medicine theory and application from Taoist Jeffrey Yuen, and Tai Chi and Zhan Zhuang practices from Sifu Fong Ha.
Karl formerly taught Chi Kung and meditation at the Shiatsu Institute in San Francisco, the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, and at the Center For Living in San Francisco, as well as being Director of the International Healing Tao Video Library, and teaching private classes extensively in the Bay Area.
Karl has been living on the Mendonoma coast since 2001. He taught Tai Chi at the Del Mar center on The Sea Ranch from 2005 to 2010.