Dragon Body, Buddha Mind and the importance of personal practice.
Lu Dong Bin defines Dao as, “That which exists through itself”. That being the case, there is nothing that is not Dao.
This is a pretty hefty concept, which begs us to ask the question – how can we anchor this understanding in our mind and body? Lucky for us, Traditional Chinese medicine(TCM) offers many different techniques and methods of cultivation that will help deepen our understanding of this concept, 2 of which I am going to share with you now.
- Tai Chi and Qi Gong; these embodiment practices help us to observe the stillness within movement. They are excellent internal cultivation practices that promote health, vitality and resiliency. They encourage us to to recognize our Dragon Body, or, that aspect of self that is completely adaptable in every moment, in every situation.
- Standing Meditation; this method of internal cultivation helps us to observe movement within stillness. It is an amazing practice and one of the oldest forms of qi gong. It helps generate deep internal awareness, physical strength, structural alignment and a heightened state of alert tranquility. This practice encourages us to recognize our Buddha Mind, or, that aspect of conscious awareness that is completely receptive to all that is.
As life keeps asking us to shift , pivot and adapt to the ever changing circumstances we are living in, I wanted to offer you a tangible practice to help navigate the warp and woof of these times.
I have many years of training and as a teacher of Dao Yin Qi Gong, Chen Style Tai Chi and Standing meditation , so, if you need a bit of support in your practice or guidance finding a practice or teacher that is right for you, please feel free to contact me at www.blueherontcm.com or follow us on Facebook or Instagram.
And remember, you are the Dao
Julia Pileski R.TCM.P
Blue Heron Traditional Chinese Medicine