Some readers will know that I’m in the midst of writing a book.
It’s about a specific qigong set from the Qing Yi Pai (School of Pure Intent) tradition. This set of movements draws it’s effectiveness from the Chinese 5 Phases, also called the 5 Elements.
If you’re unfamiliar with the 5 Elements, it is a map of relationships among cyclic natural processes. In other words, it describes everything from the seasons to times of the day. It also applies to medical issues since each of the five elements relates to a set of organ systems, foods, tastes, etc. There are entire healing systems based on the 5 Elements.
The reason I prefer the term 5 Phases is that the word “elements” usually refers to things. The 5 Phases aren’t so much things as they are phases of an ongoing process. Each phase is related to every other phase in a very specific way and there is constant movement and interaction between them.
Starting with my next post, I’ll be offering periodic excerpts from this upcoming book. The first of these excerpts is a story that I think describes a great deal about the deeper meaning qigong for self growth and personal development.
However, I’m only interested in sharing this with people who want to get a glimpse into this deeper aspect of qigong. Because of that, I’ll be password protecting these posts.
Getting the password for each post is easy – everyone who’s on the announcement list for this blog will receive a short email when the next post is ready, giving them the password for that post.
I’d also love feedback from readers about what they like and what could be clearer. You’ll be helping make the final book the best it can be. And only readers with the password will be able to comment.
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