Though science does not really want to acknowledge this, it nevertheless, had its humble beginnings in cultural lineages and traditions, or what is commonly referred to as folklore. Cultural “folk-medicines” have not been respected as science has developed, and even touted as evil and sub-standard, though many people have continued to develop and refine these original methods.
After years of hearing the question ” Why didn’t they teach this in school when we were younger”? I decided to develop a Youth Health and Wellness program that finds its foundation in Shaolin Kung Fu Training basics (non-violent, a type of “Kung Fu Yoga”), basic QiGong relaxation practice, breath and meditation centering. Contact us for an presentation, guest class instruction or on-going class sessions.
As our social/economic structure wavers in the winds of change, we the people, experience both the potential creative heights of possible changes, and the deteriorating aspects of that which is crumbing. In the face of this dynamic/potential, we feel the practicality of our spiritual nature; that which connects us in feeling, to each other and all that exists.
#1 - If you are practicing (practice mantra: “I am practicing balance”) in a balanced way - that induces the beginnings of balance ongoing. How? Rhythm is essential to understanding this - and something to keep learning from. If something goes in and out, left and right, and up and down in a regulated way, it can carry its own momentum into greater and greater lengths of time without an external force. The secret is that balance practiced ongoing through rhythm produces breakthrough - or what was not possible is now possible or what was not known is now known.
Over the years I have attended many classes, introductions, events and workshops with Michael. There is a thread between all of them that seems to be present; his dedication to working with people where they are at, not giving things out that can't be understood yet (unless that's the lesson you need ), and not confusing people with linear details. If you look at the lineage page you'll see an excerpt about Michaels' teacher which I find particularly relevant to this discussion:
An affirmation is a way of speaking to yourself at a level deeper than you are currently conscious of. Technically speaking, we should not need to speak to ourselves because we are ourselves, nonetheless its still worth our time. Some things I tell myself