Wesak Festival – Taurus Full Moon

Hello everyone! Here’s a little information on a very special festival/happening this weekend! Wesak Wesak, marking the birth, enlightenment, and death of the Buddha, is widely celebrated throughout the Buddhist world. In the ageless wisdom, the Wesak Festival, at the time of the Taurus full moon, marks the high-water mark of spiritual blessings in the world. There is an unusual inflow of life and of spiritual stimulation which serves to […]

Qigong – For Life

I wanted to start this week’s blog off by discussing some topics from a book I’m reading titled Qigong for Health and Well-Being, by Faxiang Hou and Mark V. Wiley. As an introduction to qigong, these two gentlemen go over how and when to practice. Here’s a brief overview: The movements/postures, visualization/mediation, and proper breathing must all be done concurrently. Proper breathing and control of the breath is perhaps the […]

Rumi – Quote of the Day

Thank you to Gail Zeserman for telling me about this beautiful quote from Rumi, who has been described as the “most popular poet”and the “best selling poet” in the United States.

Solar Plexus Chakra

Here’s a little piece regarding the 3rd Chakra, The Solar Plexus Chakra: The Solar Plexus Chakra, located between the navel and solar plexus, is the core of our personality, our identity, of our ego. The third chakra is the center of willpower. While the Sacral chakra seeks pleasure and enjoyment, the third chakra is all about the perception of who you are. The gift of this chakra is sensing your […]

Tao Yin Fa

We are beginning to go over these series of movements in the Wednesday morning Qi Gong class. These movements circulate Qi into the meridians and the organs they nourish, balance, and keep healthy. These movements are based on “The Law of the Five Elements” and the internal energy channels known as the acupuncture meridians. They are balanced with a color, a sound, a hand position (Mudra, for sacred hand position), […]