Just as the shape of a flute alters the sound of the breath blowing through it, so does a qigong form alter the energy that moves through the body. When you turn yourself over to the greater awareness and wisdom of the movements and allow them to subtly modulate your body/mind you become an instrument… Continue reading Qigong dancing
We are fast approaching the Metal time of the year, the autumn equinox being the exact day we transition from late summer (Earth element) to Metal. Late summer is associated with a kind of well-being that transcends the fiery frantic dashing about that is early summer and the Fire element. Look at late summer as… Continue reading Metal
As a qigong practitioner you will already know about these benefits, but I am always happy when articles like this appear online. The one thing the author of the article fails to mention is that qigong is best done by healthy people in order to stay healthy. The problem with learning and practicing qigong when… Continue reading No Pain all Gain
Scientists from Coventry and Radboud Universities have ‘discovered’ that mind-body activities such as yoga and Tai Chi (and I would include qigong at the top of this list), can actually turn back molecular reactions in your DNA that cause disease and depression. “Put simply, MBIs (mind-body interventions) cause the brain to steer our DNA processes… Continue reading I love it when science catches up…
I’ve been meaning to post this for ages, pretty much a text book example of cognitive dissonance.
Perfect conditions at the park today. Quiet, no dogs or joggers to ruin the peacefulness of the morning. Sun and cloud, pleasant temperature, good companions. Which reminded me of the importance of taking the time to appreciate and absorb high quality Qi when provided for free by nature. Qigong exercises are designed to open the… Continue reading Absorbing Qi
Nicola’s latest picture, quite appropriate for this time of year …