“The Tao” can be roughly thought of as the flow of the Universe, or as some essence or pattern behind the natural world that keeps the Universe balanced and ordered. It is related to the idea of Qi (or Chi), the essential energy of life. The Tao is more commonly expressed in the relationship between yin-yang (the natural dynamic balance between opposites), leading to its central principle of Wu-wei (non-action, or action without force).
Breath work and mindful movement provides a link between the mind-body connection that allows for us to directly influence our state of mind into one of health and harmony.
Key concepts covered include:
- Origins and History of Martial Arts
- The Tao – concept and meaning
- Philosophy of Tao Mae
- Core Values
- Movement Forms and Practices