New Energy in 15, Stillness in the Spillway

Practicing stillness or mindfulness can be challenging, and even trickier for me when I do it in public spaces... but the Barton Springs Spillway was a'buzz with friendly folks, many of whom were interested in what I was doing. What was I doing? A t'ai chi move called Cloud hands in s-u-p-e-r slow … [Read more...]

New Energy in 15, 7 Precious Gestures on Lady Bird

In Qi Gong, there's a practice called "7 Precious Gestures" and while there is no perfecting them, I hope they will be a part of my daily routine for the rest of my days. The slower, the better, the bigger the burn -- the bigger the test on my patience. Even though it's done very s-l-o-w-l-y, these … [Read more...]

New Energy in 15, who let the dogs out?

I'm a fan of doing energy work (reiki) on my dogs and have seen great results on Henry, but this new Little Dude showed up and all bets were off. Bandito is not a fan! He found a new home at the neighbors and all is calm once again. … [Read more...]

New Energy in 15, Qi Gong-ing with the Ducks

  On a cloudy sunrise on Horseshoe Bay, three little ducks paid a visit as I did my morning qi gong, which is all about opening up my energy lines by gently twisting from my spine. Figure 8's, beach-balling, pulling up the earth's energy... QUACK!! … [Read more...]

New Energy in 15, at da Bean in Chicago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaFiTKt2ZhE On a bright & brisk March day, I did some qi gong moves that focus on releasing grief from the lungs, by literally letting the lungs breathe (stretch), while pointing index & thumb like a gun (Chicago-Bang_Bang). The Bean is a HUGE Figure 8 ta … [Read more...]