Living a Life at 70%

Living a Life at 70%

In Tai Chi, one of the first transitional poses we learn is “bow” in a 70-30 stance. Meaning 70% of our weight is in the front foot, and 30% of our weight is in the back foot. Feeling into this stance takes practice, making sure our knee does not exceed the toe in the...
Embracing Impermanence

Embracing Impermanence

I learned recently that a long-time student, and Red Lotus family member died in a tragic car accident on the way to the Tetons. Her husband is currently having multiple surgeries to continue his life. And, their daughter was getting married in a week to begin a new...
Intentions and Expectations

Intentions and Expectations

I believe knowing the differences between an intention and an expectation can save us a lot of stress. Simply by knowing which is which …   IntentionsAn intention can be defined as “ a thing intended; an aim or plan.”  A simple example would be playing darts....
Summer is Maximum Yang Season

Summer is Maximum Yang Season

We have officially entered summer, and if spring’s growth produces blossoms, then summer’s fire produces its growth.   Element / FIREAn important quality of fire is openness. Most of us have fond memories of summer, we feel more energetic, creative, productive,...
Be the Lit Match

Be the Lit Match

This is the second article from the Master Qigong Class. As you read this, you’ll notice there are links to articles I have previously written if you desire more insights. Also, the first article is Expanding Your View.   In order to light an unlit match, a lit...
Expanding Our View

Expanding Our View

Earlier this month, 30 of us experienced an in-person Qigong Master Class with my teacher, Sifu Gardner. He laid the foundation in many ways for us to expand our meaning of qigong. He reminded us in different ways that qigong is more than a moving meditation,...

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