Saturday, February 29, 2020

Spring is in the air


Here we are MARCH! I'm getting restless and impatient. In Seattle, the Plum trees are blooming!

I'm hoping this week will bring enough sun and warmth that I can resume Qigong practice outdoors. But, you know there is nothing like sharing practice with others. So, if you are in the mood to get together - let me know! We can easily meet up at Gregory Park (warmer than Kiwanis or Lum right now).

And, as ever, I am on the prowl for a location to start a regular practice group. All ages - Open to everyone.

This past Winter has been a time of centering and healing for me and my family. As Spring arrives, the energy shift is real and I can hardly wait to make new friends and renew old friendships.

I hope each of you take the time to get out and enjoy some of this delightful Springtime sun and earth awakening energy!

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Practice groups on hold! What do we do now?

My new puppy, Jade

In person practice groups are on hold until this social distancing passes. It may be longer than we think it will be; my daughter thinks August or October depending on how successful we are at staying home and healthy.

During this time we are not at war with any virus or foreign country/people. We need to be strong.  When we are at war we give power to the enemy. This is a time to make our homes and bodies inhospitable to the virus by finding strength in our own truth, our own life purpose, and our own center calm.

It is the PERFECT time to do Qigong!

Contact me if you wish to explore some free online Qigong videos that target enhancing the immune system and raising our vibration to make our bodies inhospitable to the virus.

Other things we can do-

  • Connect via phone, email, social media, etc.
  • Meditate & Pray
  • Get out in nature
  • Take your vitamins especially Vitamin D
  • Sip hot water every 20 minutes (this makes sure the virus is washed to your stomach before it goes to your lungs where it can cause it's mischief
  • BREATHE! - Slowly - deeply
  • Do your tapping, cupping, and bouncing several times a day
  • Clear negative emotions! (Fear, anger, anxiety, grief,  busyness)
  • Chant healing sounds
  • SMILE!!!
  • Be happy! It will stimulate your immune system!
  • Get plenty of rest and as much as possible STAY HOME!
Facebook is full of free resources right now- Master Chunyi Lin is offering free qigong lessons every morning at 8am through Chunyi Lin's Facebook page. Several other SpringForestQigong.com masters are also lending their wisdom online to quiet the outer chaos and promote inner calm.

If you seek a more permanent online practice group similar to what we do in PIllager, you will want to explore Energy In Motion with Sue Crites! I am a member of this community and we have live online sessions every tuesday at 12:45 which are recorded and archived as long as you maintain your membership. Sue gives some instruction and insight each week and posts to the facebook community daily with helpful encouragements, information, and insight.

We will all get through this if we pull together and enjoy our home life for now. The world will never be the same; but, that is not necessarily a bad thing. Let it go and SMILE!

Jade loves Qigong with Sue

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Alaska Bound! Road Trip!

That's right! I'm headed home for a few months. Looking forward to enjoying the trip this time and spending time with friends. Don't worry, I'll be back in the fall for the changing of the colors.

While I'm gone, the Pillager practice group will be taking a break. We will resume when I return.

I am also planning to have a few options for a practice group in Brainerd then as well.

If you want to start a practice group near you, find a place to meet and I will travel to facilitate a group. Be bold!

I will be travelling with my friend Janet (the person who brought my English Shepherd Belle into my life) I'm taking all my work with me but hopefully, I will be able to do more Qigong and less screen time. I haven't been back to Alaska in over 5 years. So, Janet has offered me a very exciting opportunity.

Be of good Qi! Stay Loose! See you all again soon.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Started a Patreon

Patreon is a way for you to fund your favorite creators. They are changing their creator program at the end of the month so anyone who wants to be "grandfathered" in to the current program needed to go live with their page now. I've been toying with the idea for a very long time. So, I did it! I now have a Patreon where I can share the abundance and help build this awesome Qigong community.

My vision is to make Qigong practice accessible to many people who do not have internet access or live in more remote, rural places. The benefit of Qigong practice is the community it brings. You feel that you are a citizen of the earth, the universe, and eternity. And, you feel the breath that is the singular breath of all life. By building this community with the help of Patrons, I hope to make space for as many people as possible to practice, learn, heal, and teach Qigong.

So, check out my Patreon and keep an eye out for changes there as I respond to the needs of the community. Not having to worry about fuel, car maintenance expenses, and education costs will open up the flow.

www.patreon.com/JadeSquirrelQigong


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2019 is Coming!

Be a healing part of history!

Join in World Tai Chi & Qigong Day! 
Last Saturday of April each year (10 am local time worldwide) in 100s of cities, spanning 80 nations, people come together, to breathe together, providing a healing vision for our world.
 Spread the word! 

WTCQD is Saturday, April 27, 2019

I will be doing Qigong at Gregory Park in Brainerd 10:00am!
PLEASE JOIN ME!
Follow along or do what you know. I'd love to find some folk to play Tai Chi with. 

Visit the website to view streams and videos from around the world.

ONE WORLD - ONE BREATH !

For more information on WTCQD visit www.worldtaichiday.org




Pillager Practice Group!


Whoo hoo!

Beginning April 3rd, 2019 we will be meeting at Pillager First Lutheran Church at 11:00 am (come early to chat)

Practice groups starts at 11:00 with a gentle warm-up & lesson for 15 minutes, gentle active exercises (seated or standing) for 25 minutes followed by 15 minutes of guided meditation (focused on healing), and the session ends at noon with 5 minutes of “harvesting the Qi.” Just curious? You are welcome to visit and watch.

When we practice as a group we are like a river flowing to the sea not just a droplet that can quickly evaporate.

Welcome everyone!

Looking for the group handouts? Go to the Event page for the link under the Pillager Practice Group.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Free Online Global Summit - Last Day


We are now on day 3 of a 3 day FREE online global summit. Videos of some of the top peeps in the field. Teachers, Masters, Movers & Shakers. You can watch every video for free for 48 hours but if you want to download or watch later there is an "upgrade option" for around $80. (NFI). Here are just a few of those interviewed.
  • Lee Holden
  • Dame Effie Chow
  • Ken Cohen
  • Master Mantak Chia
  • Robert Peng
  • Daisy Lee
  • Master Roger Jahnke
  • Michael Gelb
  • Pedram Shojai
  • Bill Douglass
  • Karen Sovik
  • Francesco Garripoli
  • Lorelei Chang
It will play in the background so you can work on whatever and listen at the same time. Pick and choose from the archives but do it soon because it goes behind a paywall by the weekend. This a very rich opportunity. I'm enjoying finding new people and going to their websites and hearing their story.