Thursday, May 8, 2008

Meditation

Have you ever thought - Meditation, No Way. I was right there, until I learned how easy it is. Some times, now, when I'm doing Tai Chi, I sink into meditaion, and just get lost. Instead of doing 108 movements, it could be 365, or 72, but my class keeps close watch on me, so it's usually 108.

Here's a really easy meditation, it's a form of QiGong, and it's called Tai Chi Ruler. Remember, meditation doesn't happen immediately, you kind of fall into it with the repetitions.

Here are the first things to learn:

Your hands are always 8-12 inches apart. Like holding a ruler!







This is a moving meditation, your feet move in a zig-zag pattern.




Each step starts and ends in the Cat's Stance.





As your hands move up or in, you inhale, as they move down or out, you exhale.


Then you put it all together, move forward 8-10 steps, then move backward 8-10 steps. Backward is more tricky.



So, right foot, cat's stance, step right - left foot follows, moving into cat's stance. While you're doing that, first your hands come up, as you inhale, then throw out and down, as you exhale. Then, step left, right foot follows, moving into cat's stance, etc. Remember the zig-zag.

Tai Chi and QiGong, are moving meditations that ususally involve doing two or more things at the same time.

1 comment:

lisa marie said...

I'm so confused but that's easy to do, I think if I read it as I try it I might get it. :)

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