Chaplaincy

Capacitar Wellbeing

Capacitar Wellbeing sessions led by Associate Chaplain Alison Newell in Room 1 from 13:10-13:50.

The Chaplaincy offers free Capacitar Tai Chi sessions on Tuesdays during semester time at the Bristo Square Chaplaincy. 

During this time of COVID 19 and lockdown, it is good to keep exercising and Capacitar tai chi is a wonderful way to feel grounded and calm in the midst of all the uncertainties. It has been a real pleasure practicing with some of  you on Tuesdays over the semester in the Chaplaincy.  I am including this link  here as a resource, which we filmed in the Edinburgh Botanics  before it shut. Even if you have never tried  Capacitar tai chi with visualisation, the movements are simple and easy to follow.  
 
I am pleased we have real  bird song and water sounds in the video instead of my Tuesday session birdsong music inside!  Feeling connected to the healing spring energy and beauty is helpful when we have to spend more time indoors.    https://media.ed.ac.uk/media/t/0_qyagxlej  
 
I hope this is useful way too of of continuing the practice  and connecting to each other during these days of social distancing. I loved the Spanish and Italians singing on their balconies to each other to encourage each other. 
 
Here is  the Capacitar website (body practices for trauma healing and transformation) Capacitar.  Capacitar, a grassroots organisation, founded by Dr Pat Cane, is an international network of solidarity and empowerment working in over 40 countries in the Americas, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. They  are especially committed to communities affected by violence, poverty and trauma. At present many are accessing the Capacitar practices on line, through video or through zoom as people in this grassroots organisation  support each other through the pandemic. 
 
 

COVID19 update

During this time of COVID 19 and lockdown, it is good to keep exercising and Capacitar tai chi is a wonderful way to feel grounded and calm in the midst of all the uncertainties. Ali Newell will be hosting a weekly virtual Capacitar Tai Chi Meeting, details on how to join this can be found below. 

Topic: Capacitar Tai Chi with Ali

Time: This is a recurring meeting. Meeting at 1.10pm every Tuesday 

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3a265163b430b048f283f81c95af31e594%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId=5aa70b40-7e3e-4159-9c5c-cedc82e02f10&tenantId=2e9f06b0-1669-4589-8789-10a06934dc61

If you have any difficulties in joining this meeting please contact Ali Newell at ali.newell@ed.ac.uk