Have you heard of something called the LIfe Force Energy?
In China this energy is called Qi, in Japan its called Ki, and in India it's called Prana.
Here in the Western world, we use the term, Oxygen, that nourishes every cell in our body.
When we consciously cultivate this energy, it can be called energy work or breath work, Pranayama in Sanskrit, Reiki in Japan, and Qigong in China.
Qigong is an ancient practice that may have roots in Indian yoga, and has developed into a moving meditation, coordinating slow flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and a calm meditative state of mind.
According to Taoist, Buddhist, and Confucian philosophy, Qigong allows access to higher realms of awareness, awakens one's "true nature", and helps develop human potential.
Now practiced worldwide, Qigong helps to bolster the immune system, repair damages caused by disease, balance the body’s energy flow, and create a stronger and more adaptable body.
The Taoist leader, Lao Tzu, emphasized that a universal force flows through all living beings, called Qi, and respecting that force will lead us to a happy life.
Let's come together to water our dreams with this life force energy of creativity and fulfillment of our purpose.
Practice Qigong integration into our physical Hatha and Vinyasa yoga practice this weekend at Fun Yoga on the Bay and in my upcoming yoga retreat, We Are Water- Beach Camping and Juice Fasting weekend yoga retreat at San Elijo State Beach, January 19th-21st. This weekend is filled with yoga, meditation, watercolor painting, hiking, book discussions, sharing and amazing fresh juice blends. Bring a friend and save 25% each.
Hannah seeks to find relationships between nature, cultures, yoga, and art through her writing.
Fun Yoga On the Bay
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