Staying Healthy With The Seasons series – the ancient Taoist Arts perspective on longevity.
Autumn Equinox – a Taoist perspective
At the Autumn Equinox we find ourselves at the tipping point, where the nights become longer than the days for the next six months and we gradually move into the colder, darker Yin cycle of the year. This is the beginning of the regenerative phase of the year, when we have the possibility to rebuild ourselves and move into a more authentic experience of who we are.
As the beginning of that process, Autumn is a time for letting go. The more we can let go of at this time of year, the more we make room in ourselves to welcome in new energies and perspectives the following Spring.
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 Autumn. We will look at the cycle of the whole year, and think about what is most natural to accomplish in this period of dominant 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.