To follow the Tao is to walk the way of natural reality.
By observing nature, Taoist sages came to understand the principles of the universe and their effects on human nature, and devised a complete system of exercise, meditation, nutrition, divination, medicine, sexual healing.......whereby we can harmonise and balance with the universal energies to live in accordance with nature and the universe.
Taoist practices offer a wonderfully creative complete system to improve the quality of our life.
Spiritual cultivation occurs within our daily lives, without the need to retreat from family life, and we learn to use the challenges and opportunities that arise to further our evolution.
The forces that influence the cosmos are the same as those which affect nature and our bodies.
Interestingly enough, there is currently exciting scientific research on the neuroplasticity of the brain and how our thoughts and emotions change the physiology of the brain and affect the brain-body connection. By developing compassion and practising regularly we affect our health and potential in a positive manner.