The ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu, once said “Nature does not rush yet all is accomplished”. Truer words were never felt more fully as we found out yesterday that our opening date was delayed due to unforeseen construction delays.
Oh 2021! Behave!
In true form, we felt all of the feels and then lifted our heads up in the understanding that while we were thrown this wrench, our course is still true.
We appreciate your patience and excitement! We will keep you posted!
As we’ve moved closer to our re-opening, we’ve called upon our teachers to speak towards their teaching styles and classes in an effort to make you feel more at home as you re-enter the studio walls or re-engage with practices that may have become dormant. We hope that hearing their words will inspire you to sign up for a class you’ve spied from afar or get you back into your favorite class groove.
Today, we have the honor to introduce you to Andrew who is one of our newer instructors. Andrew is a unicorn among people. His keen sense of observation and undeterred calm in any storm has cultivated him into a gardener, a craftsman, a profound yogi and an all around standup person. He is equally at ease in front of a class as he is with his hands in the soil or standing poised on a ladder. His smile is as big as his heart. Today, Andrew would like to
re-introduce you to Qigong and Guided Meditation…
Qigong and Guided Meditation
You can also practice with Andrew at:
CommUNITY Kundalini Yoga and Meditation
Alternating Mondays 8-9am
Qigong is Yoga. It just has a different name and origin. Developed in Ancient China, Qigong means something like the mastery of energy, or playing with
energy. We practice and “play” with our energy by coordinating our breath with gentle movements that usually have an intention on moving Qi through our meridian system. Just like the lymphatic and circulatory systems, the meridian system is a network of channels through the body that allow vital energy or qi to flow from extremities to internal organs. Anyone can practice and have a great benefit for their health and well being. Young athletes to older folks with injuries can both benefit from Qigong. Much of the practice is standing, but a chair can always be used if standing is too tiresome. The practice I teach on Friday mornings is about 40 minutes of standing,7-10 minutes of meditation, and 7-10 minutes of deep relaxation on the back. The practice starts up with a gentle warmup and stretch, and then we move into flowing movements where we “let the Qi move us”. Tapping into the flowing movements can be really profound and awakening!
I really love this practice because of the sense of grounded-ness and calm it gives me. It’s even more grounding when I practice outside with bare feet (or slippers if it’s cold . It’s a great tool to help ease into meditation because it loosens up my body and calms my mind. I have also noticed over the past few years that I seemingly have a greater capacity for “staying power” or an ability to be with uncomfortable experiences and easy moments as well.
We look forward to practicing on common ground with you!