Physical and Psychological freedom from tension are the goals.
An introduction to Yantra Meditation .
The Dantien What is traditionally called the Dantien has an important place in the discussion of Tai Chi. The Dantien is said to be an energy point/nexus located approximately 2 inches bellow the navel, but within the body. It is often said to be a reservoir of what is often called ‘chi’ in Chinese. Whether… Read more »
Introduction You are lying on a stone outcropping in a verdant forest. Your eyes are closed, and you wait in anticipation touched with fear, for everything to begin. You hear the low murmuring of the man with you; the man standing above you. He is said to be a healer, and you need some serious… Read more »
Relax Relaxation is the priority and prime focus of all Taoist Exercise and Martial Arts, including Qigong. Relaxation is induced through deep breathing, awareness of and release of tension, awareness of breath, and mindfulness. Breathing in the practice of qigong is a deep diaphragmatic breathing with an expansion of the abdomen on the in-breath, and… Read more »
Lately I’ve been reminded me of certain meditative techniques. One of these techniques is the Council of Elders, the other is Quantum Jumping, and the last one is a meditative practice that combines elements of both that I found in a book by Serge Kahili King entitled “Urban Shaman”. The first is a technique referenced… Read more »
The Tarot cards as a symbolic language can aid in jumpstarting one’s creativity and intuition. When one communes with the symbols on a tarot card it increases one’s symbolic vocabulary, one’s mythic/archetypal vocabulary. In this way, the world around us becomes a conversation steeped in symbolism – archetypal, mythical, spiritual, creative – all within the… Read more »
How anger wells up within the bosom feels like something trying to burst out of the sternum. When it takes all one’s strength to keep it from exploding in a torrent of vitriol and violence. When another’s choice of words are designed to hurt or make you feel small. When their words are not wrapped… Read more »
Each breath is a sacred act. You have been given life and a moment by moment reminder of this exists within the act of breathing. Something of such importance is given no attention by us unless it becomes difficult to do. Breathing is automatic, until it is not, but only in those rare instances that… Read more »
“Chi kung” or “Qi gong” is a general term used in reference to different practices – some moving, some static, some meditative/contemplative – but all involving the accumulation, movement, and storage of “qi”. That then leads to the question as to what is chi? That would be the part where one stumbles a bit. Qi… Read more »