Summer Solstice: Yang Reaches Its Fullness

Summer Solstice: Yang Reaches Its Fullness

Tomorrow is officially the first day of summer! In the Northern Hemisphere, June 21st is the longest day of the year. In Daoist theory, it is the fullest expression of yang energy. It is the tipping point at which yang simply cannot increase any further and yin begins...
Harnessing the Power of a Full Lunar Eclipse

Harnessing the Power of a Full Lunar Eclipse

From Sunday night, May 15th, into the early morning on Monday, May 16th, you have an opportunity to tune into the energies of a total lunar eclipse. This celestial event will be visible over South America, most of North America, and parts of Europe and Africa. Whether...
Year of the Water Tiger 2022

Year of the Water Tiger 2022

Strength, Power, Emotion and Change Happy Lunar New Year! As much of the world celebrates the New Year according to the lunar calendar, which officially begins today and is often celebrated for a full two weeks following, it is an ideal time to look ahead at what is...
Bagua and Tai Chi: Building the Foundation for Meditation

Bagua and Tai Chi: Building the Foundation for Meditation

Stress Reduction and Chi Practice In the Taoist meditation tradition, stress reduction is a critical first step. Early stages of meditation are about teaching you how to relax and balance the energy flows inside your body. Stress destroys chi (qi), leaving people...
5 Tips for Tai Chi Beginners

5 Tips for Tai Chi Beginners

Here are five useful tips that I wish I had known before I started tai chi as a beginner: 1. Choose the best tai chi style to achieve your goals. Each tai chi style has specific benefits associated with it, e.g., Wu style tai chi is the only tai chi style associated...
Qi of the Moment: Spring

Qi of the Moment: Spring

Happy Spring Everyone, The snow has begun to melt here in Colorado, and the seasons are beginning to shift. Each season brings a specific energy into the world, and we’re beginning to enjoy the transition to spring. Taoists have always worked with both the energy...
State of the Tao 2021

State of the Tao 2021

Very Happy Lunar New Year greetings to you all! In keeping with our annual tradition at Energy Arts and The Tao Space, I’d like to say a few words to reflect on the year that has passed and look ahead towards what is to come. Year of the Metal Ox 2021 is the year of...
State of the Tao 2020

State of the Tao 2020

State of the Tao 2020 Although the Tao is beyond time and space, this year represents a new beginning in Chinese astrology. New beginnings are exciting and can also be a time of uncertainty and chaos. To thrive in times of great change it is important to be...
Taoist Eight Energy Body Theory

Taoist Eight Energy Body Theory

  The Eight Energy Bodies 1. The flesh of the physical body. 2. The chi body, which fuels the physical body. 3. The emotional body, which gives rise to your emotions, both positive and negative. 4. The mental body, which causes thoughts to function, whether with...
Qigong Secrets Part 1

Qigong Secrets Part 1

Welcome to the first installment of Qigong Secrets. Here I will be addressing simple but often missed tips that could radically improve your Neigong practice. I hope you enjoy the videos below!   Qigong Secrets #1 – What is Qi?   Qigong Secrets #2...
State of the Tao 2019

State of the Tao 2019

State of the Tao 2019 Welcome to The Year of the Earth Pig which is the end of the 12-year Lunar Zodiac cycle. In this State of the Tao, we will focus on one of Earth Pig’s important qualities: stability. This year offers an excellent opportunity to increase your...

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