Meditation Title: More Qigong
Technique: Qigong is similar to Tai Chi, except, IMHO, it’s a LOT easier to learn. Tai Chi, to me, is like trying to learn to dance because, it seems, the sequences move incredibly fast and there’s a LOT of choreography. Qigong, however, puts more emphasis on the rhythmic breathing, energy movement, relaxation, calm mind, and being able to do all of this while gently moving and stretching the body. Gently! That’s the key word for me. You can also do Qigong SITTING meditations! (Or standing still.)
I think following along with videos is one of the best ways to learn the basic technique.
My Meditation: I like to start by heating up my core with a gentle 15 minute qigong sequence and then I move into a standing meditation where I become very aware of how my energy moves through my body. I focus on my breathing and movement. Also 15 minutes.
Meditation Resources: Here is an example of a Qigong sitting meditation. This is a short video you can follow along with. 5 minutes! See? No excuse for not meditating EVERY DAY!
Thoughts: This is very heat and energy building. Today’s Qigong was a much smoother experience than the one I did on the 9th – that’s for sure. No interruptions. Thirty minutes of core heating, energy building bliss. I should really do this one more often.