In one of my ‘moments’ the other day I was thinking about the sort of people I would like to attract to the studio and how they would benefit from classes. The word ‘Seekers’ came to mind immediately and I wondered how I have overlooked this before.
‘Seekers’ are people who are looking for that little something they know is missing or hiding away deep inside of them. They know that there is something more inside of them but just can’t put their hands on it or know how to start looking. I believe that Chi Kung is a perfect catalyst for this journey of self discovery but like all journeys to actually arrive anywhere you have to ‘get on the bus’!!!
The first realisation on the journey is how little you know about your body – how unaware you are of its role in helping you emotionally as well as physically – through meditation, standing postures, moving forms and coordinating movement with breathe we start to understand how miraculous our bodies are.
The next stop is connecting to the internal energy in our body – that force that keeps us alive and well – we begin to feel when there is stagnation or blockages in our energy flow and learn what may be the causes (usually a buried emotion) and once again through meditation and working with the 5 Element Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine we learn to acknowledge and work with our bodies and emotions etc.
At this time, we also connect to the external energy around us which is prevalent in nature – a matrix of energy that we can merge with bringing a balance that was previously missing from life. Artists, musicians and writers usually find this a place of great inspiration and their chosen art forms take on new dimensions. A time of real creation from deep within.
Now I know that this all sounds a bit ‘airy fairy’ but that is far from the case – those that know me well will vouch that I am about as far from ‘airy fairy’ you can get! When you come along to a class your feet are still firmly on the ground and we definitely don’t do any crazy stuff – so why not come along – get on the bus – enjoy the journey – I’ll save you a ticket!!!