In a presentation at the NQA Conference in Phoenix this year, Mark Reinhart presented the idea that the principals of our Qigong practice are all presented in the Yin/Yang or Tai Chi Ball Symbol.
Let us explore the circle. What does it mean to us in our Qigong practice?
- never ending movement & breath
- connecting the dots
- space between the joints
- no beginning
- no ending
- just being
With the concept of oneness we often use the word universe (uni - verse = one verse) when we describe the connection.
As we explore the circle in our practice here are a couple of quotes to further consider:
‘We join spokes together in a wheel,
but it is the center hole
that makes the wagon move.
We shape clay into a pot,
but it is the emptiness inside
that holds whatever we want.
We hammer wood for a house,
but it is the inner space
that makes it livable.
We work with being,
but non-being is what we use.’
~ #11 Tao Te Ching (Steven Mitchell)
‘In Qigong pratice the value of the One is supreme. When you become aware that everything is connected, it is easy to relax and trust. wen all the complexity of life —good and bad news, good and bad days, opportunities and challenges — is perceived as an express of the One, it is easier to feel safe; you can relax and stay clear in your practice.
When you relax the Qi is unrestrained. When the Qi is unrestrained it can flow freely, and the result is internal coherence and harmony of physical, mental, and emotional function. This inner harmony causes the healing of disease, increased stamina, and creative access to Spirit.’
~ The Healing Promise of Qi (Roger Jahnke)