There are some systems built over time that have a certain modularity in them, a pluggability. An essence, that can be extended upon, drawn on at any time, "bootstrapped" so to speak, with common assumptions and observations and beliefs. The Chinese systems of politics, philosophy, religion, medicine, health, divination, and astrology all share a single thread; they are observations of change. The study of how change changes, or what the process of change entails, has been mystifying human beings since the beginning of time.
Illness and injury prevention is core to Tai Chi and QiGong. The most basic aspects of the practice are an invitation to understanding what influences daily, seasonal and yearly changes. Our habits, patterns and tendencies can be observed over short, medium and long term periods of time, and will reflect a deeper way to cultivate wellness. Learning to study ourselves, and question our reactions or responses, helps us consider the small changes needed for daily health momentum.
#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.
It is sometimes difficult to track the circumstances that lead to illness or imbalances in the body. One would need to pay as much attention to themselves, situational changes and the many changing environments we move through, and then relate to build-ups and feelings of depletion as a basis for tracking how, when and why an imbalance occurred.
It has been recognized that children come into this World as “pure beings”, closer to creation-time, or in a naturally vulnerable and innocent state. The circumstances of life, who raised us, environmental factors and a vast array of life- experienced-changes, all factor into the shaping of an individual. Therefore, one could also deduce that both positive and negative experiences and how we interpret them, can color, shape and influence a person and the perspectives he/she carry.
Mind/Heart- senses and interpretations, commander of Nervous system
Body -cells, systems
Spirit- beliefs, un-knowns, illusions
The principle of Alignment or lack there of, is perceived on many levels...simultaneously. For most of us, entering into the state of Alignment is, to say the least, an effort and often random. More often we may even fail to recognize the fundamental priority of internal alignment to every facet of our lives.