Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Seongye: Korean Meditation

I went to my first Seongye class this week. This is a Korean-style of meditation practice that involves preparing the body for meditation through physical exercises and Danjeon breathing. The exercises are a cross between yoga, Qigong, and calisthenics. It also involves slapping various points on the body to unblock them. Danjeon breathing is breathing from a point lower than abdominal breathing so you get a much deeper breathing experience.

There is a center in Insadong with classes everyday, several times a day and the opportunity to study to become an instructor.
The Arui Mind, Body & Spirit Center is near the Anguk subway station,exit #6.
For more information:
Tel: 02-733-0481

Classes are about 15,000 won per class, less if you sign up for bigger blocks of classes.

I am going to start going in Itaewon at the Well Being Studio (near the Well Being Shop). Classes will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30-11:00am. If you are interested in the Itaewon classes, e-mail me or leave a comment and I will get you more info as it firms up.


Connie said...

You get into everything! Where do you find the energy :-) !

Cairo Mama said...

Tap is on hold for awhile so I am on to meditation.