Updated: Oct 1, 2020
Today, Tuesday, September 22, 2020, is The Autumnal Equinox, which marks the start of the Fall Season.
last year we welcomed Fall, the Yin Season with a beautiful Qigong class at the Safety Harbor Waterfront Park.
Unfortunately, this year most of the celebrations around the world are canceled because of COVID-19. But, we need to find ways to celebrate, stay safe and healthy in the middle of the pandemic.
Let's talk about how the traditional Chinese medical theory describes the Autumn Season.
According to Chinese medicine Fall is associated with the lungs, large intestine, and with the element “metal”, which is synonymous of “changes, transformation, and reformation”.
Maybe you started a project during Spring or Summer, well, now is the best time to finish those projects.
The Yin Season is also favorable for introspection, meditation, “observing the inner self” – especially after today, with the Autumnal Equinox.
Usually, when the Autumn comes, we must prepare for long and quiet winter (when “the tiger returns to its cave” ). Ironically it's what we've been doing since March when the pandemic started. We have all been affected differently in this crisis-some more directly than others.
Let's turn the negative energy into something positive and healing!.
Autumn is a season of great energy and a lot of change. The world around us undergoes an immense transformation, as evident in the shorter days, cooler temperatures, and falling leaves.
To talk about the Fall season is to talk about Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is about 10 weeks away. We probably won't be able to spend this vacation with friends and loved ones, but it's the right time of year to start incorporating gratitude into your meditations.
We typically direct our gratitude outward, towards people or events around us, and neglect to turn it inward. So take a moment, right now, to acknowledge and be thankful for yourself.
Take some take care time in this new season to practice meditation and observe yourself.
By the way, our next Spiritual awakening Meditation is on Saturday, October 17th at 10:00 AM. Online registration is now open if you want to buy your tickets.
Finally, the change of the season comes with allergies. In our next blog, we will talk about how a good diet plays an important part in controlling seasonal allergies.
For our Sadana Center students, the practice of the dance of the heart with the Shamanic Tiger QiGong style is a wonderful way to create a strong Wei Qi ( spiritual armor).
If you are in the Tampa Bay area, we still have a few spots available in our Monday and Wednesday classes at the studio located at 2531 Landmark Dr. Suite E-206
Clearwater, FL 33761. Currently, we have a September special.
Also, we offer Qigong classes online if you prefer the comfort of your own home.
For more information and learn about the real roots of Chinese QiGong please visit www.sadanacenter.com
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Love and Qi healing!
Master Shifu Orlando Schiaffino &
Simo Ana Tosta