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...
Growing with Gratitude

Growing with Gratitude

The quote in the photo was taken from the back of a GTS Kombucha bottle, their fall season edition. It felt very T’ai Chi to me. Sink and root is one of the classic principles when practicing T’ai Chi, and the thought of rooting ourselves in gratitude, seemed...
Softness Always Overcomes Hardness

Softness Always Overcomes Hardness

I have been repeating the words, “softness always overcomes hardness” in my classes lately. Reminding students that softness begins with us, having kindness and compassion for ourselves first, then it can naturally move outwardly onto others. Another saying that has...
Letting Go … and Embracing

Letting Go … and Embracing

With the full solar eclispe having arrived today Monday, August 21, 2017, I have been feeling (and reading) how it’s a great time to acknowledge what it is you would like to let go, and what it is you would like to bring to you (embrace). [Moon energies usually linger...

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