Cultivating Stillness – Meditation in Motion through the Art of Taoist Tai Chi
August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Presented by: Marylou Lindsey: The ancient Chinese believed that true health comes when body, mind, and spirit work together in harmony.
Taoist Tai Chi® arts grew out of a tradition as a way to develop a body that is strong, yet supple, balanced and energetic, a mind that is calm and clear, yet creative and dynamic, and a spirit that is light and peaceful, yet resilient.
Taoist Tai Chi® arts involve deep stretching with a full range of motion and continuous turning of the spine. They exercise the whole physiology including muscular, skeletal, and circulatory systems, as well as tendons, joints, connective tissue, and organs. Rather than depending on tension and the development of hard muscle tissue, these arts develop a body that is relaxed and strong at the deepest levels. The gentle internal movements are balanced throughout the body and have a calming effect on the mind. Taoist Tai Chi® arts are truly a moving meditation.
Marylou Lindsay serves as a continuing instructor, member of the Sarasota Branch Council, chair of Board of Outreach
Marylou has been practicing Taoist Tai Chi for nearly 17 years and instructing for over 12 years. She is a small business owner and a mother of four adult children and has four grandchildren. As a volunteer instructor, Marylou teaches 3-4 classes per week and reaches out to the community to introduce people to this ancient art as often as her schedule permits. She says, “I run my own business ….so I can teach Tai Chi.”
During the presentation, Marylou will offer the history of the art; an overview of the Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi Society; a little about why she began and continues to practice her practice; offer a demonstration and finally, introduce participants to a few moves. (Yes, get you out of your chair and moving). This introduction is designed to show how meditative motion really can be and offer a deeper understanding of the health benefits of this practice.