Saturday, May 8, 2010

The wind blows

Weird weather! We are in the middle of one of those strange storms. The temperature dropped 20 degrees and the wind and rain came. The rain stopped. The wind stayed. I have never seen the tall pine trees in our yard bend so much. Trees are down all over the place.

So I decided to play taiji in the wind. Wow!

All the world's great traditions have a special place for energy/spirit: ki, qi, ruach, pneuma. The traditions make a close connection of qi to the breath, to wind. In taiji many of the forms are a gathering of energy, from the earth, from the heavens. Playing in strong wind was quite exciting. I felt a great connection between qi inside and qi outside.

The qi blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Qi.


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