Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Springing forward

Today Jamie asks: "What do you wish would SPRING into your life?"

Tee hee - I immediately thought of the Spring Forest Qigong 'spring intensive' I participated in - on-line, with about 50,000 other folks around the globe! What a SWEET week it was! Each day there were a couple of audio sessions to listen to at your own pace, & there were videos of the active forms. (there are a couple of 'moving pictures' on this practitioner's page, & some of the testimonials that we watched during the course) There is also a FB page for interaction with members of the community. You could purchase the instructional materials at any time, or just use the free version while available.

I pulled out a notebook & took notes, watched the active video a couple of times (going back to the more complicated part), and after the class was over, decided to take the 100 day practice 'challenge' & do the form for 100 days! I have been doing Soaring Crane & several other forms 2-4x a week for awhile, & and took my first Tai Chi/qigong classes 29 years ago, when I was studying massage.

I also have begun integrating the healing method into my massage & Reiki practice, it dovetails with other methods.
While the healing stories in the Testimonials sound fantastic, the teacher who brought Soaring Crane to the West is now in her 70s, & was 'terminally ill' with Breast Cancer at 48, after adding Qigong to her routine. Professor Chen already had surgery & was undergoing radiation when she told her 'sad story' to a fellow in the waiting room ... his 'sad story' - lung cancer, he'd also been told to 'go home & rest' .... & went out & discovered Qigong instead! After several months, he returned to the clinic, & they told him 'cancer very small, we can do radiation after all ...'

So I'm 'springing' into spring with qigong!


Tracy Makara said...

Awesome! As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well. Spring on!

April Cole said...

Always good to write down, what we are reflecting. Good tool and a wonderful reference guide of one's self :]
The written word is always healing! ((hugs))
As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well.

Jill said...

As you wish for yourself, so i wish for you also.

Lilyweeds at Augusta Kent Studio said...

Cool Beans!
As you wish for yourself, I wish for you also.

Shirley said...

As you wish for yourself, I also wish for you.

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Such bubbly energy here in your story! :)
As Dia wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.