NANA G SMITH

Practicing Qi Gong is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Learn Shaking Body Like a Tree as one of Qi Gong practice:

Come on your toes

Land down and feel the ground with your feet

Your feet sink

Your shoulders sink

Your chest sinks

Ground Qi from your tail bone all the way to the ground

First put your hands around bally bottom and feel Qi

And now let your stomach sink too

Feel it and now let your neck head rise, without pulling shoulders up. You can tack slightly chin in.

Everything sunk, but head and head pulls up towards heaven

And once you lean how to control but at the same time to let it go you fell energy

Concentrate and start shaking

Your feet shake

Your buttocks shake

Your stomach shakes

Your waist shakes

Your shoulders shake

Your neck shakes

Your hands shake

Your face shakes

Your cheeks shake

Your mouth shakes

Your hair shakes

Keep shaking till you feel that you are losing the sense of time and thoughts are gone and your are in standing, shaking meditation.

Note: to release tension in the bally area, go around belly button with gentle pushing movement with your fingers and feel if there is any tension around it; stay on this spot and massage it gently, till tension dissipates.

How to Love

Compassion

The second element of true love is compassion.

Compassion is the capacity to understand the suffering in oneself and in the other person.

If you understand your own suffering, you can help him to understand his suffering.

Understanding suffering brings compassion and relief.

You can transform your own suffering and help transform the suffering of the other person  with the practice of mindfulness and looking deeply.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh,

How to Love

Can anybody help me?

I have made commitment to study The Book of Changes, or Yi Ching in depth, and so Chinese Medicine. I had first introduction class. Teacher requires to make notes and I have decided to try to have them (notes) as small blog posts. I have dyslexia and I cannot write or make notes, it just confuses me. But I can type.

And If I can keep up with blog notes, I will have them as great reference pages, I can always turn to. It’s just a matter of finding type, which is triple time for me due to my dyslexia.

So below are notes from my introductory class.

Part II

  1. What is Bagua
    8 symbols which consist of yin and yang, or 0 and 1; Yi Ching has super power if you know Bagua

2.   Why we want to learn Yi Ching.
  The answer is vast, need to type separate page for it.

3.  How to learn Yi Ching
Learn the basics first. Learn applications of symbols – this has to be done with great care. Stay humble.


Chinese medicine

  1. The theory:
    Which on its own has 4 pillars to support the theory
    Yin and yang understanding
    5 elements – wood, fire, earth, metal, water.
    Organs
    Meridians
    2. How to diagnose
    3. How to apply
    Acupuncture
    Waving
    Herbs
    Chi – energy to heal others, requires highest level of training


  • To learn basic Chinese words.

And here he gave me very cool symbol, which I am trying to figure how to draw with computer.

So below is this very cool symbol. Upper portion of it stands for haven and lower portion of it stands for constantly changing colors.

 symbol.jpg

Problem with it,  I do not remember what this symbol stands for!

Can anybody help me?

Bagua – Eight Symbols

I have made commitment to study The Book of Changes, or Yi Ching in depth, and so Chinese medicine. I had first introduction class. Teacher requires to make notes and I have decided  to try to have them (notes) as small blog posts. I have dyslexia and I cannot write or make notes, it just confuses me. But I can type.

…and if I can keep up with blog notes, I will have them as great reference pages I can always turn to. Its just a matter of finding time to type, which is tripled work for me due to my dyslexia.

So below are notes from my introductory class.

Part I

Bagua are eight symbols used in Taoist Cosmology to represent the fundamental principles of reality seen as a range of eight interrelated concepts. Each of eight symbols consist of three lines, each line either “broken” of “unbroken.” “Broken” line represents yin, unbroken represent yang.

In Chinese Philosophy yin and yang describes how seemingly opposite or contrary may actually be complimenting, interconnecting and filling blank spot for each and other in the natural word. Many tangible dualities (such as light and dark, fire and water, expanding and contracting) are thought of as physical manifestations of the duality symbolized by yin and yang. What looks to be contrary, appears to be the same. Eight Bagua symbols put together in 8 different sequences crate 64 Hexagrams – The Yi Ching, also known as Classic Book of Changes

乾 – Qián – Heaven

Sky (Heaven), Summer, Father, South.
Meaning Expansive energy, the sky. For further information, see tiān.

坤 – Kūn – Earth

Earth, Winter, Receptive, Mother, North.
Meaning  – Receptive energy, that which yields. For further information, see dì.

震 – Zhèn – Thunder

Thunder, Winter, Arousing, Eldest Son, Northeast.
Meaning   Excitation, revolution, division.

坎 – Kǎn – Water

Water, Autumn, Abysmal, Middle Son, West. Meaning Danger, rapid rivers, the abyss, the moon.

艮 – Gèn – Mountain

Mountain, Autumn, Still, Youngest Son, Northwest.
MeaningStillness, immovability.

巽 – Xùn – Wind

Wind, Summer, Gentle, Eldest Daughter, Southwest.
Meaning – Gentle penetration, flexibility.

離 – Lí – Flame

Fire, Spring, Clinging, Middle Daughter, East.
Meaning –  Rapid movement, radiance, the sun

兌 – Duì – Lake

Lake, Spring, Joyous, Youngest Daughter, Southeast.
Meaning – Joy, satisfaction, stagnation.

How to Love

The Four Elements of Love

True love is made of four elements: loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity.
In Sanskrit, these are: maitri (metta), karuna, mudita and upeksha.
If your love contains these elements,  it will be healing and transforming, and it will have the element of holiness in it. True love has the power to heal and transform any situation and bring deep meaning to our lives.

 ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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