QIGONG FREES YOUR TRUE NATUREOct 01, 2020 07:10PM ● By Debra Allen
Inhale, gathering in fresh new chi from Heaven and Earth… Exhale, letting go of tension, thoughts and negativity. As the sifu – qigong teacher of masterful experience – guides us step-by-step in gentle qigong movements and breath, we notice our busy mind quiets, the muscles in the neck, shoulders and chest relax and the belly warms. We start to feel new life force stirring in our lower trunk and flowing down through our legs to root deeply into Mother Earth. Connected, we form and feel the bond of friendship with all life and the Universe itself and we feel very much alive and supported, embracing a deep knowing that we are not alone.
Through observing how the elements of nature dance with one another -- always restoring balance and sustainability - ancient Taoists realized that optimal physical health and living a life of ease and beauty are rooted in nurturing the expression of our true nature as well as protecting all of life surrounding us. Qigong’s attention to daily care strips away oppressive conditioning and egoic compulsions that blind consciousness to reveal the simple yet subtle truths of a clean and heart-centered life. This is called the Tao – The Way – The Way that Life Works.
As we learn to minimize the negative tendencies of the mind, life begins to flow with ease, balance and harmony. In the “Tao Te Ching” this is known as enjoying the life of an immortal, with youthful vitality, freedom and contentment in every breathing moment. Because life is timeless.
Debra Lin Allen is the founder/director of Chi Wellness, The Center of Qigong,
at 4155 East Jewell Av., Ste 105, Denver. Contact her at 720.427.0406,