universal form

Universal Form leads each of our sitting meditation sessions and is a movement mediation that incorporates body, breath and energy with elements of Tai Chi, Yoga, and Qigong.

Universal Form is a healing practice that incorporates body, breath and energy, with elements of Tai Chi, Yoga, and Qigong.

Universal Form, the body movement we do every morning to before we sit, reminds some folks of yoga, tai chi or qi gong. That’s because it combines all three. We do a modified version of the original form developed by Lawrence Tan, but it’s super effective and unlike ‘downward dog’ just about anyone can do it.

The only thing that really moves is your arms and your breath. It sounds simple and it is, but it’s not easy. Done with the right focus, folks can get toned doing universal form, and lubricate the joints in the upper body for significantly increased flexibility and mobility. It’s really good if you sit a lot—whether on a chair or on a cushion.