Spring Begins the Ascending Yang Energy

Spring Begins the Ascending Yang Energy

As we have one foot still in winter, we enter into the transitional season of spring.  Our hopes are high, as we see the daffodils rising up through the earth, along with crocuses and tulips. The flowers can feel the change in the air, and so can we. Except if you...
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...
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...
The Cloud and the Dune

The Cloud and the Dune

  Paulo Coelho has been my one of my favorite authors since, The Alchemist. He wrote this and posted it on FaceBook, and I wanted to share it with you all. Its essence is tai chi, but then again I believe life is tai chi. __________   A young cloud was born...
Acceptance

Acceptance

I thought a short writing about the subject of acceptance would be a great way to start 2021. Let’s begin with an invitation, accept everything in your world exactly as it is. Sound simple enough? It can be difficult if we consider putting up resistance against the...

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