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 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 […]
To cultivate chi requires an action. In many cases there are circular motions involved, sometimes imagery, and may involve movement. Here is one exercise in cultivating chi to nourish your inner organs. This exercise involves circular movement and visualization.
A variety of uncomfortable symptoms of the head and face can be a result of neck tension. For instance non-debilitating headaches, tight forehead, squinting, clinching the jaw, etc. may be caused by tension in the neck. Of course if you have any concerns about your symptoms consult your primary care physician. Here is a video […]
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 […]
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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.
We Celebrate The End-of-Year celebrated 15 award recipients What a wonderful celebration! We shared food, stories and laughter with each other, family and friends. 12 students received their certificate of perseverance (completed the Yang Style Short Form); two received the Peaceful Dragon School Golden Leaf Award for outstanding and guiding leadership; and one person […]
There are so many different kinds of “Chi”. There is mind chi, muscle chi, family chi, spirit chi, and the chi that flows in the body. There is earth chi, universe chi and nature chi. All organic matter has chi. Of matter itself, chi will always be its essence.
The Central Channel is the only meridian of its kind that has its own points. In Traditional Chinese Medicine there are more than one depiction of the Central Channel. Chi Kung (Qigong) practitioners more often refer to it as the orbit of energy that flows down the front and up the back. Acu-point practitioners refer […]