This class is the study and practice of meditation in the 5 Elemental energies of nature. These meditations are also an integral part of developing our Wu H'sing Martial Arts.
During the Elemental Energy meditations students are immersed in nature, being buried in the earth, visiting caves, experiencing different states of water, visiting great forests, climbing mountains, etc. There are several meditations for each of the 5 Elements being Earth, Water, Wood, Fire, and Metal.
This class consists of 64 meditations from ancient times that work together to develop and expand all parts of ones mind, body, and spirit and enable them to enjoy a connection with nature and the universe. In this system there are meditations for; relaxation, healing, energy, power, combat, empowerment, love, forgiveness, mental focus, clarity, enlightenment and connection with nature and the elements. These meditations are all Taoist.
The Tao means simply "The Way".
"The Way" refers to the absolute principles underlying the universe, the way in which all things are and work.
SHEN TAO TAI CHI CH'UAN
Shen Tao T'ai Chi Ch'uan, literally meaning "Sacred Way of Supreme Ultimate Boxing " is a master level study of several forms of Tai Chi Ch'uan. Tai Chi is an ancient Taoist Martial Art based on the Tai Chi Philosophy of the I-ching or Book of Changes (1000–750 BCE) 易有太極. The integration of Tai Chi into martial arts itself is shrouded in myth and legend and may never be discovered by modern historians.
The use of T'ai Chi Ch'uan as a martial art is quite challenging and requires a great deal of training.