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Daoist Seminar in Berlin
training the body the daoist way
Currently, I am in the midst of my freediving courses. After a week teaching on a Sailboat I am now in Montenegro with the next group.
In the meantime, I have an announcement:
I am inviting my teacher Jeremy Rocul from my Daoist school Daxuan to Berlin to teach a 2 day Seminar.
Dates are: 28. & 29. October 2023, Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday 10 am - 1pm
For me personally, it is always an inspiring experience every time I meet Jeremy and see how he embodies the topics he teaches.
Especially interesting I think is the Daxuan approach and the methods to train the body. Strengthening it without creating tension. This happens by not training and tensing muscles, as its done in most strength training, but by training the unity of the body, the fascia and the tendons. By dissolving tensions, finding your weak links that are hidden below this tension, learning alignment and how to drop your weight into the ground. The emphasis in this whole body training process lies in learning to feel your body better.
The Daxuan school is teaching these training and cultivation methods for over 1500 years. The methods in itself are often very simple. This is by default as the simpler the exercises, the better they integrate and infuse into your daily life. This return to simplicity, I think, is especially relevant in our current overstimulating times.
in Jeremys words:
“The traditional daoist approach to training can be summarized as a movement of return. We use methods that will not seek to add anything, but rather get us rid of the blockages that keep us from expressing the qualities which have always been there, and which define our nature.
During this seminar we will train the external and internal aspects of body structure and movement. With the Wai Gong or “External Training”, we will build a physical structure able to express strength, grounding and relaxation. With the Nei Gong or “Internal Training”, we will learn to mobilize this structure according to our internal feeling, intent, and breathing.
According to the Daoist vision of the training, both methods depend on and nourish each other. Without the external, the internal cannot manifest in reality. Without the internal, the external will perish over time. A coherent and balanced training of these two aspects will open the practitioner to new possibilities, whatever one’s personal way.”
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