November 24, 2008 at 11:08 pm #29684
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Dear Lovers of Natural Change,
Winter chill is starting to settle in, the leaves are down and the chi
is flowing back deep into the roots of earth. It’s time to align and root
your body-mind as well. You’ll need the grounding to handle the changes
One thing I know as a long time teacher is that people avoid what they
need most. They need help disciplining themselves, especially when it comes
to facing the DARK STILLNESS that winter represents. It feels like a kind of
death, and that’s scary, mostly on an unconscious level, a tightening of the
kidneys that goes with the cold.
To make it less scary, even fun, I hold a mid-autumn and winter solstice
meditation and a workshop in between, Internal Chi Breathing and Rooting.
The mediations involve three sittings, on chair or cross-legged as you prefer, each an
hour or more, in total silence. Some qigong warmups to start, short breaks
between. You don’t have to stay for all 3 sittings, but you’ll find yourself
going much deeper by the third one (or have fallen asleep:).
This is the time of year to do “yin” meditation, i.e. Inner Smile or
other dissolving practices. Let gravity take you back into the core, let go
of the past, the natural flow of sinking chi will assist you. The group
meditative field will also energize you, the advanced meditators help
everyone go in deeper. No previous meditation skill is necessary, feel free
to invite friends. If you cannot make it, please feel free to tune in, your Energy Body can
be here in a nano-sec.
The December workshop works with both lying, sitting, and standing postures while activating the dantian to a very deep level, then moving that deep feeling into the bone/jing level.
Love, Chi, Blessings,
Dec.6 – 7, 2008 (Sat/Sun) Asheville, N.C.
QIGONG FUNDAMENTALS 3 & 4:
Internal Chi Breathing and Bone Rooting
Day 1: Learn the 3 types of Taoist breathing: natural, reverse, and
counter-force. Powerful “empty” or neutral force breathing method can be
done anywhere, standing, sitting, lying. Opens belly center/dantien, the key
to good chi circulation and self-healing. Standing and moving postures to
open core channels of body. My simplified version of Iron Shirt Qigong.
We will also learn the Ocean, Sky, & Great Heart Breathing: Blissful
Breathing Qigong. This form activates the Mystical Power of Three, that
unites physical breath with subtle body breath in all three dantian. A short
5-minute form that packs a tremendous wallop.
Day 2 focuses on bone marrow breathing, rooting power, and simple
bone-to-bone tapping. Excellent for grounding, preventing & healing chronic
illness due to blood deficiency, osteoporosis, and many others. Stabilizes
stillness for meditators, develops root for all movement artists (dance or
martial arts). This bone work is the prelude to completing bloodline
See http://www.healingdao.com/ckf3.html for more details.
Open to all, no prerequisites. Useful to have Fundamentals 1&2, but they can
be taken in reverse order as well. Cost: $144. weekend. $90. for Sat. only,
or reviewers (both days).
Contact: reply to this email.
Dec. 20, 2008 (Sat. eve) Asheville, N.C.
WINTER SOLSTICE MEDITATION
7 11:30 pm. Free, open to all, at my home.
We’ll do a powerful Solstice Ceremony to rebirth our authentic personal
self, followed by a series of three silent sitting meditations in total
darkness on the cycle of rebirth of the light that regulates our life. It is
not necessary to stay for all three sittings.
Light refreshments afterwards.
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