As the Covid-19 pandemic has unfolded in recent months, we have all been seeking sources of inspiration for cultivating resilience and wellness. Linda, Tricia, and Gerald have been exchanging ideas and encouragement on the topic of mindfulness and meditation. Qigong can be practiced with no reference to meditation, and meditation can be practiced with no reference to Qigong. That said, each practice can support and deepen the other.
In their Qigong sessions, SQC teachers often share short meditations based in the practice of mindfulness. Here is an introduction to the relationship between mindfulness meditation and Qigong practice. It includes some “staff picks” for mindfulness resources. Qigong and mindfulness. (5-10 min. read)
2020 has been a difficult year so far! Covid-19 has caused much disruption and tragic loss in our country and around the world. Many of us are wondering what the future will bring. And now, our country is again being called upon to examine its history and legacy around racism and economic inequality. With Qigong, Tai Chi, and/or meditation, we can remain rooted in the reality of the present moment. Ultimately, all of these practices can lead to a deepening of wisdom and appreciation of living. And from a place of wisdom, we can then discover how we might help.
As always, take care of yourself, so that you can then take care of others.