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,...
Embracing the Yin Season of Winter

Embracing the Yin Season of Winter

Winter is a time of year when energy is reclaimed—turning inward rather than expending energy outward. In Chinese medicine and qigong we follow the seasons. We are microcosms [human beings] of the macrocosm [Mother Nature]. That being said, we also require stillness...
Aligning with Our Center

Aligning with Our Center

As we approach the holiday season, aligning with our center is of upmost importance. Within all areas of life, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Because as we know, the saying the most wonderful time of the year, in theory maybe, in real life? Below I have...
Transitioning into Late Summer

Transitioning into Late Summer

It’s not summer anymore, yet it’s not really fall either—say hello to late summer. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Qigong there are five seasons correlating with the elements. Known as fire, earth, metal, water and wood. Late summer, also known as Indian...
Unknown Wanderer and the Sage

Unknown Wanderer and the Sage

This story really resonated with me, and I wanted to share it with you. I have been practicing listening to my heart, and my mind less (pun intended—mindless :-) Which as you probably know, is a continual Tao process to pause, feel and check-in with the heart, instead...
Splitting Apart to Come Together

Splitting Apart to Come Together

I drew a card from my TAO Oracle deck, I am sharing it with you because we are all one and in this together. The question, I had formulated in my mind before I chose a card was “What is it I need to know?”  Below is my interpretation along with some from the card...
Alignment and then…

Alignment and then…

I have been pondering this concept of alignment the past few months. Sharing it with students in class, reminding them to find their center alignment first within their body before they move into the next posture. When we find our alignment physically it makes it...
This is Why I Practice

This is Why I Practice

A couple weeks ago, I was asked to record a 2-minute elevator speech on Tai Chi for the Wellness Center Staff Retreat at Huntsman. Of course, I said “yes,” I was honored, and when opportunities arise to educate and share Tai Chi and Qigong, I do my best to...