Yoga and Medical Chi Kung Meditation
As we mature in our practice, we learn to focus on the more subtle aspects of Yoga. We focus on the connection between the mind and the body. We learn that through mindfulness, the body becomes stronger, supple, and energetically open. We need less physical effort to attain our Yoga goals when we connect the brain with our actions.
The same can be said for other aspects of physical health. When we connect our mind in a positive, conscious way to our internal organs. When we harbor positive feelings about our body, it responds in kind.
In this same way, when we connect our mind to our organs in a negative way, we may cause damage to the cells over time. Anyone who has suffered a broken heart, or excess stress at home or work has felt the negative results of unhappy thoughts.
Try this experiment after your next Yoga class:
Choose three or four friends in class to share this experiment.
When rest time comes, lie down and smile to your body for at least 1 minute.
Then, make a sad or angry face and focus that feeling on your body for at least 30 seconds.
Next, relax your body, and ask yourself if there is a different sensation from smile to frown.
When finished, relax your body even deeper, free your mind, and let your Yoga practice work it’s magic.
When class is finished, talk to your classmates and share your experience.
Yoga and Tai Chi are moving meditations.
Check back here soon for more yoga and qigong information on the connection between your brain and your physical health!
About Sarina Stone – sarinastone.com
Certified Medical Chi Kung Educator
It’s nothing serious; it’s just your life.” Natural Health speaker, educator and author Sarina Stone is internationally renowned for her humor, compassion, wit and candor. Ms. Stone is expertly dedicated to proving that bodies reflect one’s mind and heart.
Who is Sarina Stone?
Ever heard of someone dying of a broken heart? After years of study and travel, Ms. Stone developed a holistic, or “Tao” view of wellness that connects physical health to mental health and self awareness. Taoist thought generally focuses on nature; emphasis being on health, longevity, compassion, moderation and gratitude. Harmony and health is the intended result of Taoist practice.
She carries multiple certifications as an educator and practitioner of Medical Chi Kung under the direct supervision of Taoist Master, Mantak Chia, director of Universal Healing Tao Institute. Ms. Stone is also trained in the art of detoxifying/energizing abdominal massage, Chi Nei Tsang.
She is the author and publisher of the “Tequila” series of conscious-relationship books.
What does she do?
Ms. Stone is available for lectures as well as offering her courses live and online. Her course subjects include Smiling Meditations for Health, Medical Chi Kung, Women’s Tao Sexual Health and Chi Nei Tsang – Abdominal Massage.
Currently she is developing the Universal Chi Kids line of educational tools – a multi-media program that educates pro-active families on the healing power of a smile. She says this is her most important work to date.