One of the beautiful aspects of Qigong is that, in addition to treatment being available, there are many (thousands) of forms that can be practiced by the individual that keep the energy body in right balance, good harmony, nice flow with a high quality of chi moving throughout. The forms that I lead are easy to follow and general in their application to an individual's wellness. They provide support for the organ systems, the connective tissue, the nervous system and brain. They also support our emotional body, increase our focus, help support the softening of false beliefs, and support any spiritual practice that we may have, regardless of tradition. Over time, the practice of these forms helps soften our natural transitions between expansion and contraction, bringing extremes into balance and restoring flow to our bodies, minds, and emotions.
Monthly Practice in the Park
Practicing outside can give us a more direct experience of nature and her whimsy. For months, I moved a monthly outdoor practice from park to park throughout Oklahoma City (I still hear grumbles of the terrible weather in which we practiced north of the Hefner Lake dam) but, in this last year, we have felt somewhat adopted by the Zoo Lake Park and I expect we will practice here until the Girl Scouts or the woodpeckers kick us out. The time may change as daylight and temperatures shift. And, for now, the weekend may also be a moving target thought I usually choose a weekend near a full or new moon. I will announce the date and time here on the website and in my newsletter (which you can subscribe to at the bottom of the page).
You are invited to join this outdoor practice at no cost. I lead simple standing forms with the intention of not only supporting the circle, but to bring chi to the city and the earth. Because we are standing and outside, please dress for the weather (you want to be able to cover the back of the neck from the winds of Oklahoma). And, feel free to bring a chair to sit in if you are not currently able to stand for an hour. All forms can be modified to sitting and you may also just sit in the field and receive the chi.
Note: Please leave any fragrance at home (as in, no perfumes please). This will give you an opportunity to experience that which is available in nature and also allows those who have respiratory challenges to practice alongside you with ease.
Come join us, the birds, and the elephants as we cultivate our chi and leave a little behind.
Sunday, January 26th, 2020 9:30 a.m. OKC Zoo Lake Park (Off of Grand and NE 50th, the south shore of the lake at the OKC Zoo)
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: From: I-35 exit #132A onto NE 50th St. and turn west for .4 mile. At the intersection with Grand Blvd., jog SW on Grand then an immediate right into the entrance of the south end of the lake. A loop drive returns to the starting point.
From: I-44 exit #129 onto ML King Blvd. and turn south. Turn east onto Remington Place continue past the zoo then turn right on Grand then an immediate right into the entrance of the park. There are no pavilions at this location so if it is pouring, there will be no practice.