Isn't the light this time of year just spectacular? In the late summer if you look around you can feel the sigh of Mother Earth relaxing into the glorious abundance and all of the Universe's precious creatures beginning preparing for the harvest and storage for the months ahead. It's a truly wonderful time of year...one of the five Traditional Chinese Medicine seasons - integral to the TCM five-element system.
The fifth century BC Greek physician Hippocrates, for instance, declared that a person’s health was dependent on the balance of four bodily fluids that corresponded to the natural elements of air, water, fire and earth. By paying attention to this balance, he argued, we could improve our health.
The same elemental idea – along with a fifth component (ether) – is echoed in the ancient Indian healing traditions of yoga, Ayurvedic medicine and vastu (the Indian equivalent of Chinese feng shui). And for thousands of years, Chinese...
In this latest podcast, I continue on the topic of waking up and how to start your day off right! I go a little deeper into a specific wake-up practice I use to start my day with the right mindset through the practice of self-inquiry. I hope that you enjoy the podcast -- give this practice a try and you'll see the amazing impact it has to make your day amazing!
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How we wake up is extremely important and what we do when we first start our day sets the tone and our energy! In this podcast I share my own morning wake-up routine, and offer some very practical tips that you can incorporate to have an amazing day...every day!
Summer Solstice Bonus - Emotional Balancing Qi Break With Master Eli
For today, this longest day of the year take some extra time to ground using the above free Qi Break. You’ll balance your emotional and heart energy into the Earth. This practice will be best done at sunset with the intention of focusing on the abundance and energy in your life!
Summer begins on the longest day of the year, the summer solstice, June 21st. The extra hours of sunlight give us the time to nurture our creative energies and be part of the abundance that surrounds us. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Fire is the element associated with summer, and it has the power to give light, and to illuminate our inner being as well as our external world.
The warmth of summer gives us the power to fully celebrate life in its bounty. It is the season of growth and maturation, of gardens bursting with flowers and vegetables. The weather is conducive for shared outings and recreational sports, parties and...
Mantak Chia is very famous in Qi Gong circles and has done a tremendous amount of work to bring Qi Gong to the West and make it accessible to the Western Audience. I learned many new techniques that I will be bringing to you as a result of my own work with Mantak.
In my interview with him, we talk about the most important practices, his favorites and a few other topics. I think you'll really enjoy this special episode!
This week I discuss a question that I received from a student about Qi Cultivation. As you cultivate Qi through practicing Qi Gong, do you store it in the body and lose it over time if you don't practice? Or do you keep it?
Your question answered this week!!