Friday, November 25, 2016


Come see us at the Expo on Saturday, November 26th ! We will have a free 40 minute seminar at 4pm.
Perfect time to connect with other practicing Spring Forest Qigong in the Brainerd Lakes area or to learn more about Qigong!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Practice Group Hiatus

We are taking a brief break from weekly practice group meetings while I relocate. I am still looking for a good Brainerd time and location as well as for input on classes, workshops, events, etc.

The Brainerd Qigong Practice group will have an information table at the Brainerd Lakes Holistic Community sponsored Mind Body Spirit Expo Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Cragun's resort. Stop by and say hello.


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Qigong Overview Class - August 2, 2016

Qigong Overview
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 – 6-8:00 pm 

and learn to remove energy blockages in your body that causesyour natural healing system to breakdown and malfunction



Qigong uses simple meditative low-impact exercises that help balance and heal you physically, emotionally & spiritually. It combines simple body movements, breathing, visualization and sound, and may be done sitting, standing, or lying down.

Qi (pronounced “Chee”), which means energy, and Gong(pronounced “Gung”), which means work, and when used together means “Working with Energy”.

In this overview, you will learn...
  • History of Qigong
  • What is Qigong
  • Yin & Yang
  • Removal of Energy Blockages
  • Energy Channels
  • Exercises
  • Meditation
  • "Acupressure Technique of the Day"



on the shores of Lake Mille Lacs (St. Alban’s Bay)
2 miles South of Garrison on Highway 169 
(turn right where you lose the 2nd lane going South)

$20 (Free to current practice group members)

NO REGISTRATION REQUiRED 
EVERYONE WELCOME

FOR MORE INFORMATION 

CONTACT LYNN 218-316-0586 

WWW.JADESQUIRRELQI.COM


QIGONG PRACTICE GROUP MEETS 

TUESDAYS 6-7PM @AWAKENING WATERS (OPEN TO ALL)

 
Qigong is thousands of years old and has been handed down from the ancient masters to their predecessors.  Join us and have some of these once considered secret techniques added to your toolbox, to promote health and wellness in your life.  

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Tolerance and Flexibility

Near Brainerd, MN

Living humans are soft and limber.
Dead they are hard and rigid.
Living, the 10,000 grasses and wood species are soft and crisp.
Dead, they are withered and tough.
So "hard" and "rigid" accompany death.
"Soft" and "limber" accompany life.
So if armies are coercive, they do not triumph.
When wood is strong, the axe comes out.
Strength and dominance reside below.
The soft and limber belong higher.
- Lao Tzu



When the river swells and floods with the rain it rises onto the banks and clears what is dead and unyielding into its current. That which is alive bends and flows holding its rightful place and working with the current until the waters subside. This is the way of water and wood.

When anger and fear are stuck and unyielding it is consumed by the flow and taken out of balance. We rely on our culture and heritage to maintain the balance. This is the way of people. When the cultural energy is weakened by materialism and politics, it is not strong enough to stay alive in the face of challenges. Our country is experiencing this right now.

I encourage everyone to use their Qigong and meditation to heal our culture. Send positive messages and energy to all our people to stay tolerant and flexible so they can hold their place in the rising waters and create something new and life affirming. The Qi flows where the mind goes. What are your thoughts?


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Summer is here!

Summer is such an active time. Too much activity and excitement can produce energy imbalances. It’s important to spend quiet and relaxing time in summer.
As the heat grows, keep your energy balance by doing gentle Qigong movements daily, doing sitting meditation, connecting your body with the earth, staying hydrated with clean water, and eating cooling foods.
The energy of summer is very exciting. With so much excitement going on in the body, your energy tends to move up from the lower dantian to the middle dantian and then up to the head. Once this energy reaches the head it tends to stay in the upper part of the body for a longer time. This can weaken the liver energy and kidney energy. It also makes you feel tired. When you find yourself yawning in the late afternoon, this is an example of being over tired.
3  Simple Steps to Start Summer Fun:
1. Doing more sitting meditation, even just sitting quietly and breathing slowly, gently, comfortably, is how you compensate for the over-tiredness. Best time is between 11 am to 1 pm
2.  Physical exercise is very important. You want to do some exercise each day and break a sweat. Exercising and sweating helps to release the toxins in the body. However, after you exercise do not take a cold shower. Taking a warm shower is fine. You don’t want to put cold water on the body because that can force the toxins back into your body. Once you sweat them out you want to keep them out.
3.  Balancing Your Heart Energy : 

Simply hold your hands in a prayer position – palm to palm focusing on your Heart. Hold this position for at least 10 minutes and longer if you can. The longer you hold it the better. It helps to keep the energy from scattering and brings it back down to the lower dantien. This can help with any heart or blood pressure issues.
It helps because the energy of the middle of the palm connects with the heart and the tips of the fingers have six energy channels connected there, including the 3 heaters, small intestines, lung channels.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Garrison Practice Group Is a GO!

EVERYONE is welcome to come and practice some gentle qigong at Awakening Waters 2 miles south of Garrison on Hwy 169

TUESDAY EVENINGS 6-7pm

We will begin with some gentle movements and a little something new every week. During the last 1/2 hour we will have a guided meditation and Lynn will balance your energy.

If you wish a private healing session before practice group, contact Lynn

Oracle Card reading practice follows directly after the practice group.

Come as you are.  $5 fee. for space rental

Bring a mat or pillow if you wish to meditate on the floor.

You need not have any prior experience with Qigong or sitting meditation. I will talk you through all of it.


Friday, April 15, 2016

World Tai Chi ^ Qigong Day 2016


Join us on the beautiful shores of Lake Mille Lacs just 2 miles south of Garrison, MN on Highway 169 at Awakening Waters 10:00am Saturday, April 30, 2016 We are celebrating World Tai Chi & Qigong Day with the entire planet! One World - One Breath.

Dress for the weather as the plan is to enjoy the springtime energy of this beautiful location and do some gentle Qigong at 10:00am. A reception with refreshments follows indoors.

No experience necessary! Come as you are! Everyone Welcome! This is a meet and greet and all around good time.

Contact JadeSquirrelQi@Gmail.com