Episode 16: Body Mind Healing Tai Chi Chuan, Four Dimensions of Purpose


Welcome to the sixteenth episode of Bodymind Healing Tai Chi Chuan, Four Dimensions of Purpose, created and presented by Dr. Michael Mayer.

In this episode you’ll be introduced to:
a.) Snake Creeps Low,
b.) Golden Rooster Stands on One Leg
c.) Repulsing the Monkey.

You’ll learn about “the four dimensions of purpose approach” to the movements:
1.) Self-Healing
2.) Spiritual Unfoldment
3.) Self-defense
4.) Changing your life stance psychologically.


For those of you who didn’t hear me tell the story of the Snake Master and the Mythic Origin of Tai Chi in the Introduction to this series, you’ll find it in this video. Also, in regard to Snake Creeps low you’ll hear about the cross-cultural healing power of snake symbols and movements ranging from the Temple of Aesclepius to a Chinese Medical Qigong viewpoint.

If you’re interested in a practice for taming inflation and staying grounded and humble, don’t miss the story about the correlation between Golden Rooster Stands on One Leg and the Greek mystery tradition’s teaching story of Icarus.

This series may be better appreciated, if first you return to the foundational concepts espoused in our Introduction to Tai Chi Chuan video, https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/679302165, and you may also enjoy the origin of this art form, as discussed in this Origin video, https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/679372832.

1 review for Episode 16: Body Mind Healing Tai Chi Chuan, Four Dimensions of Purpose

  1. Hana Matt,Teacher of World Religions, Graduate Theological Union

    “I did not go out of our home during the daily terrorist attacks in Israel. I practiced Michael Mayer’s Bodymind Healing exercises regularly to regain my calm. They relieved my tight body and took my mind off of the stress and worries to be more present to others, to help them deal with their fears and find an oasis of tranquility in the middle of the war zone.I continue to use Bodymind Healing Qigong to ease everyday stresses and bring me back to my inner sanctuary of equanimity.”

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