Empatharian Movement Meditation is just a part of the Empatharian Peace Arts Training, which includes a curriculum of emotional intelligence, empathy, conflict resolution, and non-violent communication training, in addition to improvisational movement and art, storytelling circles, and journaling processes. In this way it is beyond simply a physical practice. However, it’s useful to compare the Empatharian Movement Meditation practices with Qigong and Tai Chi, which are philosophical movement practices.
The purpose of Empatharian Movement Meditation is to use meaningful gesture and breath to cultivate mindfulness and vitality. Empatharian Movement is a non-verbal gestural language communication, an expressive vehicle for participants conversation and communication. While a philosophy of peace-building and empathy is at the heart of Empatharian, it is theoretically a language that could express many different philosophies and spiritual perspectives.
According to the Taichi for health Institute, the ultimate purpose of tai chi is cultivating the qi or life energy within to flow smoothly and powerfully throughout the body. Total harmony of the inner and outer self comes from the integration of mind and body, empowered through healthy qi through the practice of tai chi.Aug 19, 2019
Qigong is considered a type of Tai Chi, and typically focuses more on health and meditation rather than martial applications, and plays an important role in training for t’ai chi ch’uan, in particular used to build strength, develop breath control, and increase vitality (“life energy”). Many practitioners find qigong, with its gentle focused movement, to be more accessible than seated meditation.
Qigong is now practiced by millions worldwide, primarily for its health benefits, though many practitioners have also adopted traditional philosophical, medical, or martial arts perspectives, and even use the long history of qigong as evidence of its effectiveness. Clinical research has not been seen to back up any health claims, though many anecdotal evidences exist.
Empatharian is a spiritual practice rooted in connection to source, without religious orientation, though complementary to every religion. As you do it, you discover increased energy, clarity, focus, and presence. Embodiment of your core values grows, as does your ability to hold your ground, balance, and express. Spiritual energy grows in your being, and this has multiple positive effects on your mental well being, as well as your physical well being. You will see an increase in luminosity of your spirit, as you shine more.
Qi gong is an energy art that can dramatically improve health, concentration and well-being. It can be undertaken by people of any age and with any physical limitation. Learning qi gong on your own is possible and valuable because the benefits are huge, according to practitioners.
Practice times are comparable for Qi gong and Empatharian. A 10 minute beginner Qi gong practice seems to have benefits, and a Set of six Empath Stretch exercises, can be done in approximately the same time, and also with good benefit.
Tai Chi (a popular form of it) is a series of 13 slow movements, and the Empath Stretch Movement Meditation is 12 movements.
Who does it benefit?
Tai Chi and Chi Gong are both excellent gentle movement for adults and seniors, especially. Empatharian by contrast is designed to benefit all ages, youngsters as young as 5, and elders as old as 105. It can be done slowly or quickly, but is easy for non-technically trained people to do.
In addition, Empatharian is intended to benefit our community and the world, as its purpose is world community, empathy, and peace, as well as personal benefits and betterment.