Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment ~ Alan Watts
Giving yourself time to meditate can be one of the most beneficial acts of self-kindness you can do. With as little as 10 minutes a day you can regain your composure and take a step back from the sometimes insane barrage of distractions and considerations inherent in todays society.
Taoist Meditation is generally approached after a set of Chi Kung forms, seated or standing and follows where the chi flows being attracted to where it is needed in your system. Intention can be used as Chi follows the mind, hence why it is a beneficial discipline to be able to meditate. After particular Chi Kung movements, you will be encouraged into still postures that gather the Chi created by the forms into the Dan Tiens (reservoirs of energy). The main lower dantien is just below the navel. There is another at the Heart and the upper dantien is at the ‘third eye’ in between your eyebrows. Simple visualisation and breathing techniques are used to help focus the mind so that everyday chatter can fall away, leaving you with a clear sense of spaciousness.
Five Element Meditation and visualization includes placing each of the five elements, Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal into particular spaces around you. Considered with the elements are its colours, body organs, predilections and sounds. Assisted by Colour Mirrors elemental sprays and round bottles, this helps to give a deeper connection with your unconsciousness, finding the appropriate place for each element to settle and support you.