Healthy mind and healthy body. We hear this said time and time again. How do we lose clarity and mindfulness?

Take for example the idea of fly paper. That sticky gluey strip that we hang to catch flies on a hot summer night. When we are consistently held in stress and strife, the mind cannot relax and cannot release itself. We begin to fixate on all the little problems and create a gluey strip just like the fly paper as it consists of a usual reality. When the mind is exercised like this, the gluey strip of mind loops and creates an imprint that hangs in a dark reality. To heal this, a simple cleansing solution known in the Chi Kung and Tai Chi tradition as mindfulness, teaches us to look consciously towards the light.





The light of mindfulness is not easy to hold in the body as it is consciousness in motion. The experience of holding awareness asks for presence in the flow of Chi. Those inspired will  learn basic tools and skills to enhance the awareness and access to light. The practices of Chi Kung and Tai Chi develop the mindful way through observation and ask nothing more than awareness. Through simple and easy postures a specific movement of energy is enhanced.. As the student observes this, the light will grow through the movement of Chi. Consistent application of this practice will help to release the mind and stress in the body. When the body is safely held in a posture the whole system glows with consciousness.

In the ancient tradition of Chinese health this premise is observed in order to grow at all levels. The basic foundation is so simple that most think that it must not have enough power or effect. Those who have the sensitivity and grounding in the light will know quickly that in order to heal the body and emotions the mind must be quiet, calm and still. The mind when free of conflict and fixation will open the door to a limitless reality. 



 


 

 

 

Flying Crane 2018

Chi Kung   _________________

Mindfulness in Chi Kung

Of the Crane Lineage   ____________________________________________

The practice of chi kung is of a lineage that respects the way body energetics naturally develop and heal. Ongoing practice supports consciousness and health management at all levels. My training with Grand Masters Peng  and Chow of the Crane Lineage engaged the delicate flowering of mind, body and heart.  The essence of this  sensitive and compassionate work mirrors the powerful qualities of the crane. With lightness these masters taught observation, breath and stillness in grounding as seen in nature through the ancient crane.

​Copyright Denise Richard





The mind is naturally fluid when in a simple situation without concern. Take the light of consciousness as experience in the light of night. If you look upon the stars you see before you a simple representation of light. If you don’t have any association with starlight, you will have an experience of presence.. The mind is still and unwavering. If you have experience and knowledge of starlight you will have a complex series of thoughts that move you through the association.  The distinction of thought and observation of this is called mindfulness. When the mind and awareness are placed in observation in a respectful way the consciousness of what is observed is revealed through the nature of flow. In this way we don't override the denial of what we are protecting.