Tuning Into Autumn & The Metal Element

White Crane Breathing

October 13th – November 9th, 2024

No experience is necessary to participate

Illustration of white crane tai chi qigong posture

Autumn light so pristine

Autumn air fierce

Inspire breath — Mind alight

Above, you can read a three-line poem.

Are you inspired? Will you write one?

Share it, or keep it.

Free yourself of restraints.

Let the breathing with the moves guide you.

Breathe in inspiration, and release in body and mind and spirit as you exhale.

Join us for this 28-day at-home qigong practice as you become the White Crane, experiencing the intake of Heaven with your breath, strengthening your defensive qi, and heightening your wellbeing.


Within the autumn season’s energy, we can open ourselves to the inspiration of…

breathing deeply into our lungs
feeling the air on our skin and awakening our surface qi
seeing the magnificent autumn colors
releasing the debris of what we no longer need to hold on to
clearing the mind and letting creativity flow.


Tune into Autumn and harmonize with others around the world as you practice, separate but connected, united in developing Qi for yourself and for the well-being of all.

We hope that you will participate and invite your students and friends to participate along with you. It is wonderful to tune into and harmonize with nature and with people all over the world who are doing the same movements during the same time period.

Stay connected and inspired during the
Autumn Metal Tuning.
Register to receive weekly tuning emails.

Registration opens in September.

This is a FREE seasonal qigong event for the tai chi community.
A donation in any amount helps us continue to provide these experiences.

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Thank you to Pat Gorman and Gerrie Sporken, authors of this material.
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