The months of winter (November 7 - February 3) correspond to the Water phase and the Kidney. In this season the life in all things is hidden. The weather turns cold. It is a season of storage, quietude, and recuperation. Go to bed early and sleep late (until after the sun rises.) Keep … [Read more...] about Winter
The "Three Mindful Alignments" refers to paying conscious attention to the "three treasures" of body, breath, and mind and aligning each of the treasures together in the Tao. Picture a tea carafe to represent the body. Add some hot water to represent our breath. Some tea leaves to … [Read more...] about The Three Mindful Alignments (Aligning in the Tao)
The Consensus Report Through funding from the Archstone Foundation, the National Blueprint Office at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, the National Council on Aging, and the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi convened an expert meeting in which the above Consensus … [Read more...] about National Expert Meeting on Qigong & Tai Chi
Act in accordance with seasonal, geographic, and personal factors. This is a statement of fact in traditional Chinese medicine. Our system of traditional medicine is intimately connected to the ebb and flow of the energy in our universe. Far from being some mystical concept, one … [Read more...] about Staying Healthy in all Seasons
While this article is addressed to Qigong and Tai Chi practitioners, the many benefits derived from this simple practice are available, with a bit of qualified instruction, to anyone willing to put in the effort! - Mark Why do we do standing meditation standing wuji? This is one of the … [Read more...] about Why Standing Meditation?