Had a great talk with Tim Anderson of Original Strength. He interviewed me about tai chi – history, styles, benefits, concepts, and the difference between tai chi and qigong.
Back in 2013 I posted 12 lessons on Facebook during the holiday season. In lesson nine I focused on the Standing Meditation where you overlap your hands over the tan tien (CV or REN 6). I stated, women put left over right and men right over left – and that I would write more on […]
IMAGE DEFINED 1. the formation of mental images, figures, or likenesses of things, or of such images collectively 2. pictorial images, as in works of art. 3. mental images especially those produced by the action of imagination. ______________________________________ Imagery can invoke a feeling, inspire writing, movement, and choice of colors/shapes. Let’s talk about the power […]
In the classical sense a “mudra” is a hand posture or gesture used in Hindu and Buddhist meditation. Along with the breath, it can also be an internal action. Both are employed to create energetic responses. Over the years I have come to realize tai chi as a moving mudra. As you move through the […]
Winter Spirit By Wasentha Young What are the energetic qualities and characteristics of Winter and how can you align, in harmony, with the spirit of this season? The season of winter – a yin force – requires us to go inward. In traditional Chinese medicine it is associated with the Water element; it’s related organ systems […]
Winter is the time when all moves inward (Yin). The element is Water; the organs that correspond to this phase are the Kidneys and Bladder; the emotion is fear. When out of balance you may find yourself less able to access your inner wisdom. Connect with the joy in your life to liberate the contraction […]
We all experience stress – in one way or another. Here are a few methods in reducing physical, mental, and emotional stress. Neck release Care for the knees Stretch for the upper body […]
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 […]