Between Heaven and Earth – Full Qigong Practice Session

Yesterday I did two posts on trauma and learning to heal from that through body practices. I talk about yoga and ecstatic dance in those posts. Qigong is another practice that can help profoundly. I love that there is simply a huge multitude of methods to heal so that everyone can find what resonates and works for them personally. Of course that is a challenge for (some) professionals who always want to believe that what they have training in is what is appropriate for everyone. This is of course why the mental health system doesn't work so well. I take great delight in the incredibly diverse healing body/mind. I've been practicing Qigong from time to time lately and really love it too though I am very much a beginner still. It's an incredibly powerful energy mover and so I do have to take it slow and carefully simply because it impacts the autonomic nervous system so profoundly and that is what is most impacted by the iatrogenic injury I'm healing from (psychiatric drug withdrawal syndrome). Psychiatric drug withdrawal syndrome is among other things also an incredibly traumatic event and therefore a lot of methods that help heal trauma also help heal this medically induced iatrogenic injury. … [click on title to read and view more]

Beginning Qi Gong exercises…

I took my first Qi Gong class a couple of days ago. I had to sit out for half of it since I wasn't having a great day physically, but I loved it and I sat through the whole thing to listen when I couldn't practice. So I started my new year, first thing in the morning with a Qi Gong video from youtube I found of opening beginning Qi Gong exercises. Wow. Really powerful. Don't be deceived by how simple and easy it looks. It's clearly moving energy in the body in a way I was not used to. In fact the class I took the other day seemed to open me up to additional trauma clearing as well. Powerful stuff. Practice mindfully please as it clearly moves energy. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

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