Join Sifu Matthew Cohen for a journey into Sacred Energy Arts, a unique, integrated system of health and self-development drawn from the teachings of Yoga, Healing and Martial Arts. We begin with a series of meditations, which offer tools and teachings to help ground you, and bring you into closer connection to your body, your energy, and your capacity to heal and open. Soon to come will be Sacred Energy Arts: Qigong, and Sacred Energy Arts: Flow, a fusion of Yoga, Qigong, and Martial Arts woven together into a cohesive flow. This series is in development, so check back often for updates!
This practice introduces natural breathing, visualization, and energy cultivation.
Benefits include more conscious awareness, an energized nervous system, reduced fear and anxiety, and promotes a general sense of calm and ease.
Tactical Breathing is a practice utilized by military, police, and firefighters to reduce stress and maintain calm in disruptive environments. Whether the disruption is internal (in one's head) or external (in one's surroundings) this technique will help! It is a very effective and fast practice that will promote focus, more clarity, a slower heart rate and reduce anxiety and stress.
This is an ancient Mayan practice of remembering those we love and those who are important to us. By remembering and naming our friends, family and teachers we reinforce the power of our community and our practice, and keep the teachings and the memory of those people alive and well.
This practice is of a breath offering – A way to give our breath as a gift and a gesture of kindness. It is a way of remembering a larger community of people and other beings on the planet, such as animals and nature. This is an opportunity in a small way to give back to those people and things who have given so much to us, both alive and passed on. The beauty of this practice is the practice itself. It's in the doing. "Let the beauty you love, be what you do" ~Rumi
This is a blessing practice I learned form Martin Pretchel, a Shaman in one of the Mayan traditions. This is a beautiful way to remember that we are part of a rich diverse community of plants and animals.
These are three essential exercises of Qigong, the Chinese practice of energy cultivation. Each exercise helps in calming the nervous system, decreasing hypertension, and promoting clarity and presence of mind. Other benefits include improvement of circulation, lymphatic drainage, detoxification, and increase of energy.
This is a practice in transforming any tension, blockages or stagnation.
Like ice to water to steam, as we begin to bring the warmth of awareness, acceptance and support, we create the opportunity to allow transformation and ultimately the release of those places that have been otherwise trapped.
This is an ancient Toltec exercise to bring awareness to our judgements, to track them, discern their origin, and then use that clarity to bring healing and forgiveness. Components include meditation, breathing, visualization and embodying forgiveness and love.
This is an ancient Japanese meditation promulgated by Master Jiro Murai founded in the Jin Shin Jyutsu healing practice.
This a very simple yet profound healing practice to work through worry, fear, anger, sadness, and pretentiousness.
When we live in our truth, our bodies respond accordingly. We begin to expand. We begin to enter into the flow of life. When we live in non-truth, our bodies begin to close and contract. By understanding this very direct and real correlation, we start to reinforce the positive and physical freedom of the truth within us all.
This is an awareness meditation on the physical and energetic effects of telling a truth or a lie.