THE SOTAESAN CENTER
Moving Meditation is a practice to improve the integration of body and mind through mindful concentration on harmonizing your breath with the movements.
SŎN (MEDITATION) YOGA
Sŏn [Meditation] Yoga enables you to maintain serenity, health, and vitality of body and mind through integration and harmony of conscious-ness, breathing and movement. This will lead you to the deepest Samadhi, and ultimately emanci-pate your body and mind. Sŏn Yoga movement requires three principals; Dan Jeun centered, relaxation/flexation, and concentration; which makes you in charge of your mind, your breath, and your body. Therefore, you can obtain freedom of mind, breath, and body which leads us to a serene, healthy, happy, beautiful and creative life.
Warm Heart, Supple Body Practice as one of moving meditation is an excellent and easy way to settle the body and the mind prior to seated meditation. It concludes with a wonderful method for invigorating and re-energizing the body after seated meditation. It can be performed from a seated position which makes it useful for a large population of people, with warying levels of mobility. (A part of moving meditation video is introduced on the right side.)
TAI CHI 18 POSTURES
Tai Chi (Yang style) is one of many different styles of Tai Chi that is famous for it's Qi-Gong oriented movements. Although Yang style Tai Chi is a form of martial arts, it is very different from other kinds of martial arts because of its slow and gentle movements.
There are two different styles of martial arts: external style and internal style. The external style martial arts focus on empowering the muscles and strengthening the body. Yang style Tai Chi is an internal style which is more oriented in focusing the mind and strengthening the Qi(氣 energy). Because of these unique characteristics, many practitioners exercise Tai Chi as moving meditation regardless of age and gender.
As you practice Tai Chi, the harmony of body, mind and Qi can be achieved. Since it also helps to develop a deeper sense of awareness of the body, Tai Chi improves balancing skills and helps to attain proper posture. Tai Chi, not only has many benefits as a form of martial arts, it also helps to improve your skills in various sports like golf, tennis and so on. This may be the reason for its popularity among professional athletes who practice Tai Chi along with meditation.