An expanding INHALE can be like the lengthening of summer days; likewise, a soft, releasing EXHALE can be a metaphor for the stunning process of surrender that occurs in the autumn months. Nature easily transitions through the seasons, but often we humans unnecessarily hold on to the way things are and often resist change.
Through movements and meditative awareness, we can embrace slowing down, just as the earth slows down and prepares to rest. We can also learn that just as in nature, relinquishing helps us to release what we no longer need and open to new possibilities. This perspective invites us to attune to the natural energies at work within nature, which are also at work within ourselves.
This opening to the flow of nature – and its expression within us – is the invitation offered by meditation, qigong, and internal martial arts teacher Mimi Kuo-Deemer in this 4-week immersive course.
Using qigong breathing and intention-led movement practices, we will learn how to support our health, energy and vitality as we transition into autumn (in the Northern Hemisphere), which corresponds to the Metal phase in qigong and Chinese medicine. All levels are welcome, and options for seated practice will be included.