Feeling the Qi!

Yi Jin Jing Practice with Jerigtu was pretty amazing. The exercises are so simple, yet, as we learned from Jerigtu’s clear and easy explanations, they have deep meaning and power to transform the way qi moves through your body. The movement, while it appears external, is mostly happening internally. I could really feel that! Mingtang’s lecture last night at the Capitol Hill Library, was a whole ‘nother dimension! Mingtang gave a characteristically interesting talk on…well Life and the Universe and where we come from. And what is Energy. He interspersed lessons from Quantum physics, Einstein, Stephen Hawkings, and how...

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Tong Ze Bu Tong, Tong Ze Bu Tong.

A student interviewed Claire about ZY Qigong…Claire gave most of her answers while in the meditative state.  Here is an excerpt on the Qigong healer’s view of pain: “…the foundation of Chinese medicine had two sentences…Tong Ze Bu Tong. Tong Ze Bu Tong. It translates literally as “when open there is no pain.  When there is pain, it is not open.” So pain is that simple.  If we can allow the energy to take it’s natural course of healing, then it pushes against the blockages or stagnation until there’s enough energy pushing on it that it clears it out. Then...

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Claire on Opening the Heart Center

A student interviewed Claire about ZY Qigong…Claire gave most of her answers while in the meditative state.  Here is an excerpt on opening the middle dantian (heart center) which is the focus of Level 2: “…in opening the heart center, we start to sense the strong flow that is life, that is nature and we start to have a sense of being able to go with the flow that is life. All in all there’s an ease that happens in meditation that spreads out into our daily lives, our heart opens to other human beings and living things.  We...

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100 Day Big Tree Challenge!!

Would you like to dramatically build your energy?  Get over illnesses, aches and pains, calm your emotions and boost your ability to meditate?  Join us then for the 100 Day Big Tree Challenge.  Starting this Friday, several of us, inspired by Claire Johnson’s Level 1 ZY Qigong Workshop will begin our 100 days.  Meet us at the Big Trees just past the tennis courts at the far end of the  Green Lake Community Center Parking lot. We will meet at 8 am, Tuesday thru Friday.  Everyday.  And Monday – Sunday you can practice at home or in nature near...

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BE the Universal Life Force – a message from Claire

Claire writes about ZY Qigong: Tangibly Release into Love, Wellness and Peace How do we let go of control, yet claim the driver’s seat in our life, and come into the greatest manifestation of “I”?  How do we let go of fears, blockages, patterns, and self-limiting thoughts to release and surrender into the universal life force that heals us, opens us and frees us to be truly who we are? How do we come into peace and harmony with the flow that is life? Our physical body is our best answer to these questions. Our bodies help us step-by-step, feeling-by-feeling, moment-by-moment come into the presence of the universal life force. Once experienced, this centering force is always a part of us, always...

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Claire and Jerigtu Return in April 2015!

The dates are set and registration is open!  We welcome our teachers, Claire and Jerigtu back to Seattle for 3 weekend workshops!  And –  new this year – Yi Jin Jing – or tendon easing qigong.  The weekend workshops will follow along the lines of Level1, Level 2 and Image Medicine.  As you know if you have already taken classes with them,  Claire and Jerigtu teach qigong in profound experiential workshops.  We learn as we do.  Interspersed with transformative practice, Claire and Jerigtu offer inspired and inspiring lecture that deepens our understanding and addresses questions. Yi Jin Jing is...

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