Tai Ji – The ‘Horse Stance’ And It's Value For The Human Animal
Tai Ji is a way of cultivating our true nature – the harmony of body, heart, mind and spirit. An ancient Chinese martial art and moving meditation, the correct practice of Tai Ji over time leads to deep mental and physical relaxation, profound coordination of mind and body, and the liberation of the flow of energy (Qi).
In our high stress world, it is one of the most direct and easily embodied approaches to bring peace, alertness and creativity to the mind, and health and longevity to the body. Sol will offer a daily class of Tai Ji and meditation.
Cultivating Body-Mindfulness with Structural Integration
In Centred Riding, Sally Swift’s seminal book on embodiment for riders, Swift emphasizes the importance of mindful intent in the areas of perception, breathing, structural and functional balance and the art of centring in movement and stillness. Structural Integration is an innovative approach to well-being developed by Ida Rolf during the same period as Swift.
Specific myofascial techniques, movement repatterning and guided awareness are some of the tools the SI practitioner uses to guide a client to a new imbalance. Sol will present how SI can assist riders and other human animals to achieve their embodiment potential. During the lunch break Sol and his colleague, Eros Alegra Suarez Clarke will offer mini sessions of Si to festival participants.