Introduction to the Way of Tao
by Grace Curley
What is Tao?
‘Tao’ means The Way, the path back to the source of life. It is the natural order of the universe, whose character one must discern using inner-intuition & self-observation in order to realize the potential for individual wisdom & spiritual growth.
The Tao not only precedes and encompasses the universe but is a fundamental principle that governs it’s functioning. Tao philosophy and practice teach techniques for cultivating inner-peace, vitality, sexual energy via sexual alchemy, longevity, and spiritual wisdom.
If you are a person who seeks inner peace and believes that balance is the key to great health and harmony, then it is likely that you are already a Tao seeker.
Taoism has a long & successful history, dating back over 5000 years. It is the creator and foundation of Chinese Medicine. It has now gained recognition as a profound Quantum Science among western universities.
Nothing in the Universe is fixed, static, or non-moving; everything is transforming all the time. The flow of qi energy (the vital force that drives all life) is believed to be the influence that keeps the universal order of Tao balanced.
Taoist practices have many benefits to dramatically improve wellbeing and quality of life, including:
Effectively alleviates chronic ailments such as high blood pressure, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, chronic fatigue, etc., which are caused by an overactive fight or flight response, and adrenal fatigue (burnout).
Improves mental health by reducing anxiety, depression, insomnia, and stress burnout.
Improves sleep quality, increases energy level and lifespan.
Supports adrenal function, chronic pain, headache, and back pain, etc
Improves immune system, digestive system, and thyroid function.
Releases happy hormones (dopamine, oxytocin, endorphins, serotonin).
Helps gain access to higher intelligence, intuition and build self-confidence.
Increases sexual energy and improves sexual performance.
Stress and anxiety are some of the main causes of chronic illnesses, disorders, and mental illnesses. It not only decreases our heart rate variability by keeping our sympathetic nervous systems in constant stimulation (the fight or flight response), but is also proven to rapidly increase the chances of morbidity and mortality.
When presented with stress, humans are biologically conditioned to react in a ‘fight or flight’ response, getting us ready to act, react, and perform. This biological reaction dates back to cavemen times.
In these moments, the energy our bodies store for digestion is then transferred to create adrenaline. This response activates stress hormone production, increases the heart rate, and decreases heart rate variability — this prepares your body to either “fight” or “flight”.
If humans are constantly in this state, our bodily functions — and the energy we need to function in a healthy manner — is being wasted on adrenaline production, anxiety, and nervous energy. Constantly being in this state affects the body, heart, and mind catastrophically, and can cause many long-term illnesses, diseases, and disorders, such as cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's, diabetes, gastrointestinal problems, and asthma.
Therefore, if we cannot avoid stress, we must learn to manage it. Taoist practices such as Qi Gong and meditation, are some of the easiest and most effective ways to achieve this. Qi Gong is an ancient practice used to build health, heal injuries and pain, reduce stress and anxiety, and promote longevity and vitality.
Continue down this learning pathway and unlock abilities that will help you achieve tranquility, increase focus and improve vitality including:
- Cosmic inner smile
- Six Healing Sounds
- Chi Self Massage
- Wisdom Qi Gong
- Stem Cell Qi Gong for healing of chronic pain
- Microcosmic Orbit, etc.