Contemporary Urban Living can get Complicated…
Do you feel stressed or unable to really relax? Your mind either racing from one topic to another or obsessing over a situation so that you end up “living in it” either past episodes or future uncertainties.
Do you have body discomforts that have grown from occasional to continuous or chronic? Injuries or inflammations that should be gone, but aren’t healing? Or maybe for you it’s sleep—you can’t let go and sink into a deep sleep that allows you to be truly rested and energized in the morning.
Do you endure other imbalances that you can’t fix by yourself? Low libido or fertility issues, burdensome PMS or period pain, anxiety about your sexuality or other issues you’re “just living with.”
Do you find yourself “hating on” your body or your life? Held captive by some inner critic, you might not even remember when she showed up or where she came from, but you have a hard time silencing the undermining inner dialog that is “always on.”
Is nourishing yourself well a challenge? Your digestion may be sluggish or sensitive; your blood sugar levels are out of whack. Reflux or IBS aren’t going away on their own. Or maybe you know you need to take better care of yourself, but you just don’t do it.
Or maybe it’s more mind than body: you feel a longing for something? Perhaps the lack is vague, or maybe you feel a need for more connection than you have: with a partner, a community or spirit.
I know from my 20 years of practice and 10 years of teaching that (as contemporary as all these issues are) they can be deeply shifted by the ancient Chinese energy practices of Qigong and traditional mentoring that is integral to Tao healing and teaching.
There’s a reason people have been doing it for centuries… and a reason I’ve dedicate my life to sharing it as widely as I can: It’s simple, easy and powerful.
The Power of Coming Home to your Body
The profound journey of coming home to your body begins with discovering the feelings and experiences continually arising inside you. In Taoist practice, you’re guided to make friends with your emotions and the symptoms of discomfort–of dis-ease –that we all can experience. Through Qigong, energy blockages from stress, illness and aging are released, and healing Qi flows through your body. Through Qigong, emotions—even painful volatile ones—are acknowledged and digested… at the pace that is right for you. Meeting challenges with greater awareness and acceptance, you come home to your body with a renewed sense of joy and vitality.
Many of the practices I share are so accessible that some people don’t see their power. But when you practice them over time, they offer deep transformation. This can be a little scary, but it’s SO worth it. I gently support and guide my clients and students as they investigate, learn and progress. One of my main goals is to offer a transformative practice in a very safe space.
The Power of Qi: Working with Energy
Qi animates all life. Qigong cultivates the qi that flows within and around you. A Qigong practice brings Qi into your body, heart, and mind, awakening energetic pathways that can create robust health and emotional clarity. Working with a skilled Qigong teacher-healer can add depth and power to your transformation and healing. They are also a guide, ensuring your practice is the right one for you and that your approach and form are excellent.
I work to share the practices in their wholeness – making sure my students know the traditional technique and details as they have been conveyed through generations. Although I teach a wide variety of Qigong and Taiji, it’s clear where each comes from and what each has to offer. Yes, we learn how to apply them in our 21st city lives! But it’s always clear what is core and what is adaptation. This clarity carries over into my energy work and transmission also.
The Power of Connection & Interconnection
Practicing with others is a rich body-mind tool. In Asia, community practice has been valued for centuries. The healing energy of Qi is amplified when a group practices or meditates with shared intention. Practicing in person with a teacher offers “transmission” of the energy of the practice and lineage along with technique.
Learning movements and meditations done by so many others over such a long time connects us to ancestor generations (and descendant generations) and to fellow practitioners across the Earth. And at the heart of Taoist Qigong, Taiji and meditation is returning to connect with the Earth and Nature and Spirit. Connections are powerful ‘cures’ for so many modern maladies.
Not only are movements and imagery conveyed through the centuries and across the planet, but also energy: from teacher to student, who then teaches and transmits to her students. Along with my knowledge, I share the energy transmitted to me… These relationships through time carry some small bit of originating teachers all the way down to us.
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