Summer Tuning and the Fire Element
A Radiant, Summer At-Home Love-Building Tuning
June 9th, 2024 – June 29th, 2024
No experience is necessary to participate
In Summer plants come into full bloom.
So do we human beings when
we laugh together, feel equal and loved.
We mature and become able
to fully manifest ourselves.
Join us this summer as we get in touch with the Fire element.
Fire is about love and joy and the warmth of human connection.
This summer’s Tuning is about rekindling the fire inside your own being.
What brings out your joy to move and love to dance?
How long do you need to allow your true being to shine?
What brings out your laughter?
Give the qigong a chance and you will succeed.
Fire always goes to the highest manifestation it can reach.
Let it open you up as it may for others in the Tuning.
Feeling safe when you open your heart and feel the strength of vulnerability
Rising of joy and laughter, and some giggles
The desire to move freely and dance
A clear purified mind
Increased consciousness of self and all
Registration will open in May.
Learn More From The Videos Below
Imagine yourself lying under the Sun, soaking up its warm rays, and feeling all your muscles relax.
You begin stretching, all the way out to your fingers and toes, then standing up on all fours. The energy created by the Sun comes up and flows through your body. You shake your huge head and let out a roar that trembles everything down to the smallest molecule. You look out across the savannah, the ruler of all you survey. There are no challengers to your power and confidence. You begin to prance across the grasses, then moving faster and faster, feeling the pure joy of it.
The Lion, which is not found in China, is a mythical beast like the Dragon to the Chinese. Every important social and community event, every opening of a store or new enterprise is celebrated with the Lion Dance, to bless the endeavor and imbue it with all the power, strength and success of the Lion. Two dancers move under a huge colorful sculptural costume of bells, fringe and sequins, held underneath by wooden cross bars, making the Lion writhe and jump with endless energy and joy.
We use the same steps and gestures as we perform the Lion Dance in Qigong. Our open fists hold the imaginary crossbar, lifting and plunging as we move from side to side from our dantian. At first, our empty foot circles the surface of the grasses, and as we grow more confident in our prancing, we lift our knees and begin to really dance as we rotate.
This move brings energy up from beneath the Earth to ignite in our dantian with the inhale from Heaven every time our fist rises in front of our face. This is the energy of joy and lightness, the Pure Energy of Fire and Summer. Its joyful quality rises in us, bringing our Body, Mind and Spirit into the moment, allowing us to let go of extraneous thoughts, and be in the Now, which is the essence of the Fire of Consciousness.
Registration will open in May.
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Thank you to Pat Gorman, and Gerrie Sporken, authors of this material.
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