Last week I had the pleasure of recording a conversation with my friend and Tai Chi colleague Dorothy Fitzer.
Drawing on her background in movement, energy arts, and psychotherapy, Dorothy has put together a very interesting group of practitioners from several different modalities to address the question of how embodiment practices can lead to nourishing, healing, and even transformative experiences.
Of course, I was thrilled to make the case that this is at the core of so much of what we do in Tai Chi.
Dorothy and I discussed:
- Tai Chi's techniques for synchronizing the movement of the mind and the body - and the grounding effect this has on the mind.
- How you learn to recognize "doing" as another layer of tension when you practice any form of Taoist Qigong.
- Different Tai Chi/qigong techniques for getting the mind to quiet down and experience stillness.
- The Yin and Yang of Depression and Anxiety.
- How Tai Chi's interactive practices teach you to resolve interpersonal conflicts without fear and bask in the spontaneity that comes from not going into fear-based reactions.
- And a few more things...
You can listen in on our conversation on Tuesday, April 8, but Dorothy will be sharing all of the conversations, some live and some pre-recorded, over the next two weeks.
To find out about all the other speakers and get alerts for each event, visit The Embodied Soul Center's website. The sign-up box is right at the top.