Monday, June 29, 2009

moment of mindfulness...gathering qi from the heavens and earth

Now that the weather is warmer, we practice Qigong outside at my friend, Mary’s house. She graciously shares her really lovely space with us. Practicing outside adds another dimension to qigong. After clearing away stagnant qi, we always spend some time gathering new qi. We gather the qi from the heavens, and we gather the qi from the earth. From my spot in our circle last week, when I looked up I could see way up high into the crown of a beautiful oak tree. And when I looked down I saw the smooth brown cap of a mushroom.

I was struck by the way that nature models for us how to take in qi from the heavens and the earth. Stretching up like a tree, I gather the energy of the heavens. Folding my body over like the mushroom, I gather the energy of the earth. These energies are healing, rejuvenating, restorative, and connect me deeply to the moment.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Friend, I came here looking for info on gathering Qi. I am an Indian, and loved the way of gathering Qi, I read in an article. You wrote beautifully using oak and mushroom.. thank you..


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