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 …
Okay, the snow is beautiful and the air is crispy clear, invigorating even, but our qigong group hasn’t been able to practice in the park for weeks now and my body is beginning to feel like an animal that has been penned up inside for too long. I’ve been able to go for walks but… Continue reading The inside blues