I am frequently asked how practice benefits us in our daily lives. I normally say that to understand that you need to remember what you were like before you began a regular practice and imagine what you might be like now if you had not persevered.
Most of us pursue these arts because we want to feel different not just in our bodies but emotionally as well. We want to act differently, cope better or just feel the gentle emergence of our potential. In short we want to change something.
Beyond the obvious physical benefits of a regular practice, I think it is always worth remembering the more subtle aims and changes that sincere, regular and correct practice offers us and how they translate into benefits.
Firstly these Daoist practices teach us to cultivate stillness. This does not come in one hit but evolves … Read More »