Tai Chi Ancient Art of Healing Body, Mind & Spirit
Master Mehrdad teaches a basic element of life, an ancient spiritual practice based on the principles of Good Thought, Good Words, and Good Deeds which originated from Zoroastrian beliefs in Persia. Highly effective internal and external Tai Chi Nie Gong and Tai Chi Chi Kung will instill mental calmness and you will feel the vital life force within. Your body will change as increased circulation gives you more energy, stamina, strength, youthfulness and a physical, mental and spiritual awareness. This class also incorporates Yoga, thereby allowing you to gain full flexibility, release stress and tension. This is a safe routine that will increase your metabolism and tone your body as well. Classes consist of Meditation, Chi Kung, Short and Long Form, Push hand as will as Lion Sword Form.
About the Art
The emphasis on the spiritual life, rather than the material concept. For example of this in the maintenance of health and strength, where in the west emphasize the physical body more, which in the eastern philosophy tends to treat or strength the person’s spiritual, mental and internal health first then physical/external muscle. Some people believe that if you strength your physical body, you also improve your health. They ignore the balancing of the body’s internal chi, which is also related to the emotions and the cultivation of spiritual calmness. Healing takes place by using chi energy (internal energy) and universal energy to bring balance to the person and harmonize their body, mind and spirit. This process allows the healing energy to flow freely through the entire body by opening body the chi channels (energy gates / pressure points) while at the same time relaxing and rejuvenating the person. This healing Art which has the capacity to heal all external and internal diseases also physical ailments has been secretly passes down from generation to generation for over 1000 years.
How you benefit from training in this Art: Eastern philosophy teaches that the mind needs to be whole and well in order for the body to function properly. This technique will help you gain mental and physical strength, relax your muscle, instruct you to breathe properly and gain internal and external (yin / yang) balance. Deep meditative breathing with chi gong movement has proven to be extremely effective for spiritual healing, external power, mental focus and healing the joint damages such as arthritis.
Definition of Chi or Chi Kung: We have explained that Chi is energy, and that it is found in the heavens, in the earth, and in every living being. In China, the word “Kung” is often used instead of “Kung Fu”, which means energy and time. Any study of training which requires a lot of energy and time to learn or to accomplish is called Kung Fu. The term can be applied to any special skill or study as long as it requires time, energy and patience. Therefore, the correct definition of Chi Kung is any training or study dealing with Chi which takes a long time and a lot of effort. Some people think Chi is an electric energy, others believe that it is a magnetic energy, and many others believe that Chi is heat or some other type of energy. However, anyone who has carefully researched the historical background of Chi would not define it by any one of these narrow definitions.
Since Chi is the source of life, if you understand how Chi functions and know how to regulate it correctly, you should be able to live a long and healthy life. Remember that you are part of nature and your are channeled into the cycles of nature. If you go against this natural cycle, you may become sick, so it’s in your best interest to follow the way of nature. This is the meaning of “Tao”, which can be translated as “The natural way”.
Many different aspects of human Chi have been researched including acupuncture, acupressure, herbal treatment, meditation, and Chi Kung exercises. The use of acupuncture, acupressure, and herbal treatments to adjust human Chi flow has become the root of Chinese medical science. Meditation and moving Chi Kung exercises are used widely by the Chinese people to improve their health or even to cure certain illnesses. Meditation and Chi Kung exercises serve an additional role in that Taoists and Buddhists use them in their spiritual pursuit of enlightenment.You can see that the study of any of the aspects of Chi including heaven Chi, earth Chi, and human Chi should be called Chi Kung.
In conclusion I like to say that: the Buddhist and Taoist and Eastern philosophy says that there are seven human emotions (joy, anger, sorrow, fear, love, hate and lust) and six desires which originate in the six roots (the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind). These seven emotions and desires are products of the emotional mind not wisdom mind. Although some of the emotions like love can act to uplift us, most of the emotions and desires lead us to the evil and ugly side of life, the side of human disaster. If we learn to strengthen the wisdom mind, we can gain calmness and peace and this can help us to develop patience, perseverance, strong will, and a sense of justice and harmony.