A SunDo member in Montpelier writes about the transformative effect of Taoist practice on emotional health:
“We are bringing ritual into our lives. That ritual is fairly static: warm-up, meditation-breathing, warm-downs. Repeated movements: inhale, twist left, exhale – the same motion on the day you felt lousy as on the day you felt great. And that’s the beauty of ritual. The ritual changes little, but you changed – perhaps a lot. Your emotional state is put aside while you go ahead and do the posture anyway. The practice transcends you, and you transcend your emotional state, if only temporarily.
Conflicts arise – allow them. And they go – let them.”
“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts.”