Within both tai chi and chi kung there is an interplay of the mindful and the mindless. One cannot be totally mindful and we all know where being totally mindlessness can lead. Mindfulness is mechanics based; coordination, foundation, specificity in timing, intention, focus, letting go and force. Mindlessness is more of a flow, momentum, spacious […]
We are often challenged to find balance (metaphorically as well as in physical and mental health). Whether you practice tai chi or chi kung remembering to breathe, feel your feet on the ground and embracing the meditation techniques in practice are tools that will help you to feel centered so’s to “walk forward” in grace […]
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Imagery 1 Here are a few images that describe alignment which can be used in both tai chi and chi kung… The tai chi classics state the following (keep in mind these are translations): The head is upright as if being hung by a string from above; Depress the chest and pluck up the […]
Allowing your chi (energy) to sink is often referred to as putting your mind in the tan tien [located about 2-3 finger widths below the navel] or putting the fire (mind) under the pot (nourishment center), sinking your chi has many benefits. You may notice that with your awareness centered in the tan tien region […]
There are two prominent outer layers to our energy fields – each encircles the entire body and function different. One is at arms length, the other halfway between full extension and the body. Somewhat like the eyes, the outer one extends out to “read” our environment and relays back to the inner field what is […]
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Bring conscious awareness to your breathing. Let your mind connect with the in and out breaths. Know that when you inhale, you are bringing in vital and nourishing energy. On the exhale, consciously let go of what no longer serves you physically, mentally, and emotionally in that moment.
The divine energy of the universe is creative. We can join in the continuously unfolding changes in nature – collectively. Feel the joy!