March is the Chinese month of the Rabbit and indeed we are in the Chinese year of the Rabbit also. In Feng Shui terms this month presents a confrontation between the Metal element and the Wood element. In practical terms it could mean that things do not flow so easily just now, energy may be a bit sluggish and it could feel like an uphill struggle at times.
As Qigong practitioners we are advised to do more of our meditation practice and for those of us who have done the 5 Animals the Bear is an excellent one to practice just now. It will help to tame the Liver energy, soften the ligaments and tendons, and powerfully increase our vital energy.
On another note, this is a flower of romance month, and so be aware it may be easier than usual to fall in love!
Theme from the February Qigong Weekend
Our intention leads us to the learning and the practice in the first instance, but when we get deeper we must let it go
. We must drop it, because if it is always there it will become expectation
which is less helpful. We may assume that we know what should happen, what we should aspire to, and instead of letting the Qi guide us
we limit and confine it.
Instead we need to take the Hua Gong information into our heart,
not just our mind. So that even when we are distracted, the information is still functioning in our deep consciousness.
Hua Gong transmitted information is like this, it has its own power, programme or function and it penetrates deeply.
The practice is less about techniques and more about getting connected to the Source of Spiritual Information
. Once we are able to connect to this network we will be transformed, and deeply nourished all the time, and especially when we most need it, for "the need creates the power"....
We will realise that Spiritual practice is not a vague and abstract mental exercise, but is provable, tangible and substantial. This is the most important part.
Qigong for Beauty and Rejuvenation
This was a wonderfully focused weekend on Daoist rejuvenation practices for women.
led by Zhendi we had an ispiring and energising time and an opportunity for personal assessment.
Below are the topics which were covered.
Strengthening of the Qi-flow in the body
Regulation of the Qi-flow and Qi-fields around the face and body
Collecting Shen (spirit) of the five major organs; particularly the kidneys and liver
Collecting the Yuan-Shen ( Original sprit)
Collecting & regulating Jing (both sexual & physical energy) energy
Reducing the size around the waist
Reducing the Stomach size for a smaller appetite
Clearing the blocked energy around the face, so making the face look slimmer and younger
Clearing blockages around the breasts to prevent breast illness
We finished that weekend more informed and inspired to take care of ourselves, and armed with our beautiful and Qi energized pieces of Jade for stimulating energy points on the face and hands we felt well nourished indeed.
The next weekend with Zhendi is on April 18th-19th
, and a main focus will be on breast health. Please email Catherine
if you wish to attend.
Forthcoming Dates for Your Diary
March 26, 27: Paris small group Training and Transmission
April 1st: Internal Alchemy Meditation London
An opportunity to learn this ancient Daoist practice in a small group. There is a DVD available to supplement your practice.
London Hua Gong Weekend:
April 2-3: A chance to receive Qi Transmission and Initiation with Zhixing
(The Small Saturday evening group is booked until June)
April 16-17: Qigong for Beauty and Rejuvenation with Zhendi
A new course devised by Zhendi for female students. Aims to improve physical appearance, health and vital energy.
May 12-15 : Weekend Norway
May 14-15 Ba Gua Wales
Qi Sword May 23-29
Another chance to experience the magical Sword, artistic, strengthening, and body reshaping.
Contact & Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org
for more in depth information on the courses.
The teas available for our students at present are:
Bi Luo Chun: a premium quality precious Green Tea, excellent for detoxification and restoring kidney energy.
Dragons Well: A premium quality Green Tea excellent for meditation and for opening the central channel. It has all the usual benefits of Green tea, excellent for the digestive system and for purifying the blood.
Puerh: This is the "Information" Puerh, excellent for high energy and good circulation. Also so nourishing in the cold weather.
Iron Guan Yin:for the digestive system, blood purification and energising.
For Bookings & to Contact Chinese Heritage
Have a great month as we welcome the awakening of Spring
From all of us at Chinese Heritage Institute