- Wed 21.11.2012
- 18:45 to 21:15
- London Tao Centre
- 68 Great Eastern Street London EC2A 3JT UK
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Path of Kuan Yin Women's Chi Kung and Meditation
The Jade Circle is a group for women to explore Taoist practices specifically for women. Many of these practices are described in Mantak Chia's book "Healing Love through the Tao: Cultivating Female Sexual Energy".
We aim to bring these practices to life - facilitating your experiences in an accessible and supportive way, in a relaxed, safe and friendly environment.
All women are welcome - no previous experience is needed for Level 1: in fact all our experiences are valued and can contribute to the group pool of knowledge. Our Circles address the needs, interests and desires of those who attend - weaving together a rich tapestry of feminine energy, wisdom and experience.
These practices are about recycling the energy that would be lost through ovulation - instead the energy is used to enhance and heal your own life and being. The benefits are numerous. For example, you may experience increased harmony with the processes of menstruation - periods can become shorter, less painful and even pleasurable. More than that - sexual vitality and sensitivity is increased.
At Level 2 the Jade Egg Holistic Practice can help heal and rejuvenate the body - for example bringing back the physiological strength and sensations that may have been lost through childbirth. Stress incontinence can be minimised.
At Level 1 we cover the basics of the practices and at Level 2 delve deeper into more advanced practices of Ovarian Kung Fu - including Jade Egg exercises.
At both Level 1 and Level 2 a Jade Circle session might include:
Warm up, Stretch, Tao-Yin self-massage
Kuan Yin Chi Kung
Meditation on Inner Smile, Six Healing Sounds
Introduction to Microcosmic Orbit, Ovarian Breathing, and at Level 2 Jade Egg practice
Feedback and Farewell
At the London Tao Centre, we call our women’s group the Jade Circle and the men’s group Jade Arrows. These terms reflect the nature of yin and yang energy. Yang energy tends to be more linear and goal directed. Yin energy tends to be more intuitive, flowing and relational.
The emphasis in our culture, and particularly evident in the business world, is on the development of our yang energies. This leaves both women and men underdeveloped with regard to yin capacities, with a greater impact on the physical and mental well being of women, given their larger quota of yin energy.
With our work we hope to make a contribution to a future world where yin and yang energies are valued equally, within and between individuals. The first step is the self.