taoist meditation means to be in the center of our spirit. Deep inside our consciousness far beyond the movements of our daily mind, which is full of thoughts and feelings is peace and calmness and happy contentment. The spirit can drown in itself.
concentration needs the crossed leg sitting position or the sitting on the heels. During that positions the energy centers of the sole of foot are very close to the dantien. The life energy will become stronger and the bloodcirculation in the belly will increase. Sitting on the ground increases the alertness and vitalises the whole human.
A good concentration needs a sitting form which is like a tight bow. By this the body helps to concentrate the mind.
After this internal posture of concentrated alertness like a tight spring, the relaxed floating in the meditation can happen. Here too the Yin and Yang principle is fullfilled. The Yang of the concentrated mind finds it fullfilment in the relaxation and widening of the spirit.
The focusing of the mind in one point requires a strong and healthy energy system with no fluctuations and disharmonies. Otherways it is not possible to keep on in the concentration. Concentration awakes psychic energies, which floating freely become a warm and lifely stream and expand the spirit.
We feel safe, snugged and intact, as a part of the whole. But when the energy channels are blocked and weak and cannot become a part of the concentration, we start to dream or to sleep.
the significance of Tai Chi for the meditation
If the alertness stays by the internal principles, the dantien, and the floating chi meditation happens and the absent mindedness within the stram of the life energy.
The same internal attitude will continue in the sitting position. The body which has calmed down during the the movements of the form is absolutely still now. But the breath and the floating of the chi stay in their interaction.