Posts in East&West
the biomechanics of qi

Ten years I'm immersed in an Eastern perspective of health, trying to understand it enough to explain it to my people, and it was a Newtonian physics-based field of study that finally made it all click for me.

Yes, I've heard the word 'flow' used to describe what qi (or 'ki' in shiatsu-ese) is or does... as in 'flow of vital life force energy'. Or stagnant qi flow. Or excessive qi flow. Or deficient qi flow. You get the idea.

But it was only when a brief statement made in passing by biomechanist Katy Bowman describing what she meant by flow...

 

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are you, like, SO done with winter?

We're past the midway point to spring, but if you're a fan of winter, it can feel like the darkness before the dawn... with cabin-fever-type emotions running high.

Or quite low, as it seems like winter will neeeeeevvvvveeeerrrr end.

Either way, if you're finding yourself more irritated, or more glum than usual, I would like to offer some elemental perspective that I hope will encourage you to embrace the wisdom and beauty of where we are (since you don't really have a choice, anyway... haha...).

 

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