Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April Practice Tips

Spring is a good time to reflect on the ways in which energy moves. As you practice, use the trees and other plants around you as a model of the whole-body energy dynamic of ch'i. The ch'i moves up and down from the root, moving the sap and fluids and nutrients from the air and soil, that then spread through the branches and into the buds. These processes slow down in the winter, but as the sun lingers longer and the temperature rises, the ch'i moves more—a time of growth!