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MOST RECENT

DAY 617. After a swim and a picnic, we sat for Gongfu Cha tea ceremony on the river, resting cross-legged on the rocks just inches beside its flow. Its cool water sang over rocks, my hot water poured into the pot, the tea filled our hearts— the elixir of the spirit— and we sat in silence, my sister and I, well past dusk and into the dark.
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My favorite form to accompany tea ceremony is Teacup Palm, the form I’m demonstrating here. It gives in offering to the Sky and to the Earth, and as a Water Element form, it nourishes the Kidneys, Adrenals, and Bladder.
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Learn this Qigong form with me, and many others; create your own personal archive of forms you can use to care for your own Qi. Patrons get a new Qigong Lesson Film every month. Sign-up for the Qigong Lesson Film Subscription Series is fast and simple via Patreon.com/breafisher {Link in bio}.
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DAY 616. If you turn up the volume, you may be able to make out the thunder sound of stampeding cows as Greta, our Great Pyrenees herds then off her turf.
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Happy Father’s Day to all those who find themselves as fathers in this lifetime. May you feel honored and appreciated, respected and loved.
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Sunday is the day I stay offline, so this Father’s Day wish is coming a little late. I usually take the day completely off the phone, but this one happened to fall not only on Father’s Day, but also on my father’s birthday. A good reason to break my weekly phone fast.
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Patrons get a new Qigong Lesson Film every month. Learn this Qigong form with me, and many others; create your own personal archive of forms you can use to care for your own Qi. Sign-up for the Qigong Lesson Film Subscription Series is fast and simple via Patreon.com/breafisher {Link in bio}.
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Click the Become a Patron button and follow the prompts for making a Patreon account. Suggested contribution to be automatically included in the subscription membership is $10 a month; however, if you choose a Patreon membership tier less than $10/mo simply send me a note via email {link in bio} to let me know you'd like access to the series.
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Get a free Qigong/ Tai Chi Warmup Lesson Film, and get a taste of what the Lesson Films are like. Sign up at www.KwanYinKungFu.com and you'll get access to a 16-minute movement series leading you through a series of dynamic stretches to open your joints, warm your muscles, and prepare the body to move with more ease, power, and pleasure.
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Large Intestine 4 is another magic point. One of the 4 gates, it opens the front of the body and moves Qi. It can activate the immune system, expel wind, release the exterior, and regulate the "orifices" (eyes, ears, nose, mouth). It is so "moving" that in some cases it can induce labor.... #acupuncture #chinesemedicine #moxa #li4 #fourgates #immunesupport #moveqi #releasetheexterior #expelwind #naturalmedicine #wellness #magic #medicine

Day 16 - yay, I am already at day 16! It feels great to practice every day again!
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#taijiquan #taichi #taichiinthepark #qigong #moveqi #qi #energy #energywork #internalmartialarts #morning

Day 15 - where can you feel Qi? .
For me it is definitely easiest in the hands. Sometimes I can feel it around my shoulders and neck and on some days in my feet.
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#qi #qigong #moveqi #feelqi #relax #practicedaily

Day 14 - I am exhausted from this weekend. First the wedding and today, on our way home, we went to Playmobil-Land. A weekend full of celebrations, joy, and fun, but now I am tired.
And tonight I told myself: I dont want to start my daily practice from day 1 again. Thus I just had a couple of minutes of Qi Gong to refresh and reenergize.
Now I'll go to sleep - another grest way to refresh and reenergize! 😴
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#qigong #moveqi #relax

DAY 615. Today was cloudy! It was such a beautiful gift from the Sky. We had cool breezes and a few short showers, too. Cause for definite celebration. I took the dog for a long morning walk and found a spot I’ve never seen before. It really confused me— I’ve walked all over the land around our house, and even though there are acres of it, I haven’t found a new spot in a while. And the thing about this spot is that it’s fairly close to the house. It seems to have suddenly appeared out of the mists.
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It’s a circle of Piñon and Juniper trees surrounding a garden of Moss Rocks and one center piece: a short Juniper that is so round and squat, it too is a circle. Circle of trees around a circular tree, and from the spot I stood in awe gazing at it for the first time, there was a perfectly formed circle of branches framing a window to the other side.
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It felt otherworldly. I wouldn’t be surprised if I go looking for it tomorrow and can’t find it.
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Favorite fisherman’s pants— handmade, hand-dyed, and charged up by the hands of the brilliant @mariacauldron ✨🙏🏼✨

Putting these cups to work today!! And got 2 new lovely additions of heart shaped fire cups ⭕️🔥💕 Thanks @bossgurl_amy_lac_lmt for sharing the love 😘

#firecupping #lovecupping #chinesemedicine #musclerelease #moveqi #selfcaresaturday

DAY 614. From today until the 22nd the energies are bringing us to a very specific point, including, of course, the Solstice. Here is Lena Stevens, again (she’s just so spot on), of The Power Path:
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“We are moving towards a powerful point in the year, the Summer Solstice (Winter in the Southern Hemisphere.) It is a time of honoring the point of full bloom, where everything is empowered and filled up with the juice of the sun and the masculine energy of action and manifestation. Everything is expansive and full. With this mind, make sure your focus during this time frame is on the most positive aspects of your life because that is what you want fed and energized.
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“The discipline during this time will be to stay positive and aware of how you are feeding your intentions. Track yourself when negative thoughts enter your field. Where is that voice coming from? Is it current? Is it old? Can you eliminate it? Just remember that if it does not feel good, it is probably not yours but a voice of something outside of who you really are.”
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Get a free Qigong/ Tai Chi Warmup Lesson Film, and get a taste of what the Lesson Films are like. Sign up at www.KwanYinKungFu.com and you'll get access to a 16-minute movement series leading you through a series of dynamic stretches to open your joints, warm your muscles, and prepare the body to move with more ease, power, and pleasure.
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#Kungfu #Gungfu #Gongfu #TaiJiQuan #TaiChi #Qigong #Qi #TCM #MoveQi #Practice #EverydayTaiChi #EverydayTaiChiFilms #BreaFisher #KwanYinKungFu #TCM #TraditionalChineseMedicine #EagleClawGongfu #EagleClawKungfu #TaiChiChuan #ChineseInternalArts #Solstice #SummerSolstice #WinterSolstice #FullBloom #SilkwormSpinning #TrueYang #YangTime #PeakOfYang #Expansive #Discipline

Day 13 - I am not in a hospital, I am in a hotel. And I start the morning with a little seated Qi Gong and meditation. .
10 years ago, when I worked as a business consultant, I traveled a lot. And I started my days often like this!
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.#qigong #meditation #morning #moveqi

DAY 613. The other day we were driving down the highway going 80 miles per hour when a huge red-tailed hawk came swooping down in front of us. Low and slowing in speed, it was coming in for a landing just feet before our car.
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We had time to brake, but had we not slowed down we would have collided with him. Instead we got a thrilling spectacle as this great bird spread his wings and prepared his talons for a landing, all within our windshield.
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This is Send the Silk Scarf to Save the Qi and Soothe the Organs + the Shen Heart. Bow. We close our forms by creating a container for the Qi we’ve made, saving every last drop, and honoring the ancestors with a bow to honor our teachers, our teachers’ teachers, and the teacher within. Form Notes for Sending the Silk Scarf are in the comments below.

Day 11 - same exercise as yesterday, but outside again.
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Do you practice the same exercises every day? Or do you vary?
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#taichi #taijiquan #qigong #moveqi #meditation #relax

DAY 612. When we stomp the feet in Gongfu, or lift and drop the heels in Qigong, it literally moves things in the body. It stimulates the lymph nodes, which means it also stimulates the immune system, of which the lymph nodes are an essential part. The jolt of the stomp or heel drop jostles stuck residue and allows it to clear out of the body.
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The jolts also stimulate the joints. Sometimes referred to as “drumming up the Qi,” in effect, it sends energy up through the joints. It is believed to give one who is tired an energy boost— a jolt of energy— even if the lifting and dropping of the heels is quite subtle and gentle, which is how I suggest practicing unless the body is quite warm (as far as ready for intense practice).
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This form is called Seven Jolts Dissolve the Hundred Illnesses. It’s the eighth and final form of the Ba Duan Jin, or the Eight Brocades. Follow along using notes below:
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[FORM NOTES] Seven Jolts Dissolve the Hundred Illnesses
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1. Begin standing either with feet together, or in a Wuji Stance (feet hip to shoulder distance apart, knees slightly bent, spine straight, head suspended by a thread).
2. Place the palms on the fronts of the thighs to begin.
3. Lift the hands, palms earthward, drawing up as if from the wrists. Imagine smoothing the hands over a ball of energy, coming up the front side of the ball, and over the top.
4. With the hands on the top of the Qi ball, send Qi into its center, from the LaoGong points in the middle of the hands; elbows are bent; shoulders are dropped.
5. Press the hands downward on the ball & at the same time lift the heels off the ground to whatever height feels right to your body; make sure to do it evenly and with control. Imagine the energy balls under the hands can bear your weight as you press down on them.
6. Release the heels back to the earth abruptly, letting the arms drop with the jolt and allowing them to sway on their own, without adding any muscle control to affect the motion. The jolt is abrupt, but not shocking; it more of a bump and not a crash so as to not disrupt the spinal alignment.
7. Repeat at least seven times.

Day 10 - it's raining heavily today. So I practice at home. I continued to learn from the Qi Gong online course from @flowingzen. I bought it last year and I am really slow at digesting it. But I like that I can take my time!
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Have you already learnt Qi Gong via an eCourse? I think it is a really nice supplement to in-person-classes. .
#qigong #ecourse #onlinelearning #moveqi #learn

DAY 611. NEW MOON is tomorrow, Wednesday June 13, peaking at 1:43p MDT. My go-to, all-time fave for energy forecasts, here is Lena Stevens of The Power Path, on what we can expect:
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“If you are sitting on the fence about a choice or decision or even about the way you feel about something, this new moon is a good time to gain some confidence in making a choice and feeling good about the choice you make.
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“Use the energy of this moon to be in community, cooperation, inspired conversation, weighing in on others dilemmas in a supportive way as well as listening to others contributions to your own process. This is a good reality check point on where you are with your disciplines and follow through. Are you being practical enough? Or does something need to be refined and adjusted?
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“Don’t be afraid to take baby steps. It is the consistency that is important in discipline. It is what lets spirit know you are serious about your intentions and your commitment regardless of how simple and small the steps are. A New Moon is always a good time to reset, clear the past and restart the new.”
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This form supports the Ren and Du Channels, the Bladder and Stomach Meridians, and the Kidneys. It’s the seventh form of the Ba Duan Jin, or the Eight Brocades. Follow along; FORM NOTES are in the comments below.

DAY 610. Last night the dog started barking and I knew by her tone that she had found another rattlesnake. Second rattler of the season, coming just a few days after the first one. I think our cat Franny found this one first, with Greta our Great Pyr in the wings, quickly taking over with the alarm.
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The cat was sitting calmly only 4 feet away from the snake, who was rattling away with its sprinkler-sounding hiss. It made me nervous of course, but our cats know what danger a rattlesnake is. They don’t mess with those guys. And Greta is such a gift of a guard dog when it comes to them.
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We got out the rattlesnake catcher— a thick wooden dowel about 7 feet long, with a rope threaded along it and hooked through a ring at the bottom. Loop it around the snake’s neck, pull the rope only as taught as is necessary, put ‘em in a bin, lid it up, and drive it far down the road.
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This is a Liver form, the sixth form of the Ba Duan Jin, or the Eight Brocades. Follow along; FORM NOTES are in the comments below.

DAY 609. The more flowers, the more hummingbirds. The Cholla cacti are all fully blossoming right now and the hummies are zooming around the land like they’re high from all the nectar. The vibe is super joy. That’s summer. Yang Qi baby. Super Heart.
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This is Big BearSways From Side to Side to Eliminate Heart Fire— the fifth form of the Ba Duan Jin (the Eight Pieces of Brocades/ 8 Brocades).
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[FORM NOTES] Big Bear Sways From Side to Side to Eliminate Heart Fire
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1. Begin standing in Horse Stance (feet beyond shoulder distance apart, knees bent, spine straight, head suspended by a thread).
2. Hands are on the hips (fingers to the front, thumbs to the rear).
3. Shift the weight to the L leg, L knee bends, the torso follows the diagonal line of the right leg, gaze, hips, and shoulders remain forward.
4. Turn the waist (gaze, hips, and shoulders) toward the L corner.
5. Bend from the hips with a straight spine; keep the chin aligned with the spine.
6. Send the chin and lift the gaze to level; sway the head from L to R, drawing the torso across the front at the level you can drop earthward. The eyes see level and the chin is extended; however, the variation for sensitive necks/ cervical spines is to keep the gaze earthward with a neutral neck (no bend/ one line from tailbone to crown).
7. With the gaze to the R horizon, press the R foot into the earth to lift the torso to vertical, then extend the R knee. Hips and shoulders are facing right.
8. Turn the waist back to the front, let the head/ gaze follow, sinking in the legs (bend knees to the degree right for your body).
9. Repeat on the opposite side.

Day 9 - this is one of the best parts of practice: at the end I always put my hands on the Dantian and gather, save, collect.
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Actually, I've been to classes where this oart was too short for my taste. I just like to really settle into themat relaxed feeling. .
#qigong #taichichuan #taiji #moveqi #meditation #relax

Day 8 - teacher of the day 🐌 right next to my favorite spot in the park. .
#taijiquan #taichi #qigong #slowmotion #moveqi #meditationinmotion #tao #dao

DAY 608. 6am courtyard practice with the hummies, big-blossoming chives, abundant lemon balm, roses, lavender, columbine, and everyone else, all waking up together.
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This form is one of my most favorite first-thing-in-the-morning Qigong movements. It takes your typical morning stiffness and wrings it out so very gently. When I do this upon waking I hear and feel pops and creaks as the Qi begins to move through the places in my neck and spine where it was stuck during the inactivity of the night. .
It’s called Wise Owl Turns Its Head to Cure Fatigue and Distress— the fourth form of the Ba Duan Jin (the Eight Pieces of Brocades/ 8 Brocades).
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[FORM NOTES] Wise Owl Turns Its Head to Cure Fatigue and Distress
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1. Begin standing in a soft Horse Stance (feet beyond shoulder distance apart, knees bent, spine straight, head suspended by a thread).
2. Hands are either on the hips (thumbs to the front, fingers to the rear) or the palms are placed on the kidneys (thumbs toward the side body, fingers toward the spine).
3. Inhale*, turn the waist to the L, allow the head to follow.
4. Exhale, continue turning the waist as far as it will go without lifting the R heel off the ground, while turning the head to gaze behind the body (or as far as your body allows comfortably).
5. Inhale, begin to turn the waist back to the front, also turning the head; reach the halfway point, then:
6. Exhale, continue turning the waist and head back to center.
7. Repeat on the R side, and continue for at least 9 repetitions (one side counts as one rep).
8. On each turn to gaze back the vision sharpens.
9. On each returning to the front the gaze softens and the lids can become heavy.
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*Follow the breath pattern that feels right in your body. You could breathe as I have outlined above, you could reverse them from the way so described, or you could let the breath be natural and move the body without specifically intending to match it to the movement.

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