We have just returned from a wonderful Qi Sword Retreat in Dartington, Devon and it was all it promised to be! Glorious weather, a lovely new venue and most of all an extremely strong Qi Sword transmission. Many of us experienced the transformation and the sheer beauty and power of the Hua Gong Qi Sword Form, which leads us to embody those qualities of uprightness, flexibility and inner grace.
Below is a Calligraphy from Zhixing and some words of wisdom on the Sword Gong as we can all benefit from the transmission whether we have taken a Sword retreat or not.
"Qi Sword: This is a sketch that catches the spirit of the Qi Sword movements or poses. The starting point of the Qi Sword is to activate the Qi of the sword which in turn activates the Qi of the body. Then the sword moves by itself and the body follows.
The picture gives the impression of the all well guarded, rooted, sparkly, lively and forceful motions and postures when dancing with the Qi Sword.
These qualities of the Qi Sword apply also in other Qigong practices."
Important Dates for your Diary
May 31st-June 1st
Venue: St Charles 6th Form College, St Charles Square W10 6EY
Saturday 5.30pm-7.30pm at the London Weekend.
Practice, observe and absorb the Qi; the Sword connects us to a dynamic yet graceful state of being and profound strength and joy in our body's expression of the art.
Hua Gong Weekend in Dartington, Devon
Presence in Body, Mind and Energy
Learning how to be truly present with our body, mind and energy, leads to a lively and strong body. Through both being still and moving with stability helping to minimise the habits of anticipating, resisting and fear.
5 Animals Retreat Worth
Contact: Brad Richecoeur Qigong Southwest
Join us for another retreat of wonderful liberating energy and empowerment as we connect to the lively energies of the Bear, Monkey, Tiger, Bird and Deer. Expect improvements in vitality, strength and flexibility as we are helped with this practice to overcome physical and emotional restrictions.
The inner energetic aspects will be discussed in a Newsflash very soon.
We wish you the blessings of the month of June with all of nature's abundance and great Qi!
From all of us at Chinese Heritage