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“The Universe is a unity, an interacting and genetically-related community of beings bound together in an inseparable relationship in space and time… The human is that being in whom the Universe activates, reflects upon, and celebrates itself in conscious self-awareness.” ~ Thomas Berry

“The Universe is a unity, an interacting and genetically-related community of beings bound together in an inseparable relationship in space and time… The human is that being in whom the Universe activates, reflects upon, and celebrates itself in conscious self-awareness.” ~ Thomas Berry

Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi) Qigong: An Ancient Chinese Exercise Regimen for Nourishing Life (Yangsheng Fa) For Fitness, Fun, Increased Vitality, Good Health and Longevity

This is a Yin-Yang, a symbol of Daoism. It is surrounded by 8 symbols, separated by season, and direction. The 8 symbols stand for different elements of the world, and all relate to the natural order of things.

Tiger, Animal Frolics Qigong: Bibliography, Lessons, Links, Resources, History, Lore, Exercises, Daoyin

According to all this Chinese medicine stuff, I'm wood, so I'm also a deer too it would seem! It seems you guessed what animal I would be like correctly.

10. Seeking stillness within movement. – Dong Zhong Qiu Jing - 動中求靜 In external martial arts, power is generated by jumping, punching and kicking as hard as possible. Hence after prolonged practice, one is panting for breath and the blood vessels are enlarged. By contrast Taiji Quan emphasizes stillness over movement. Even though in motion, the form appears tranquil. Therefore when practicing, the slower the better, with long deep breathing, to allow the qi to sink to the Dan tian

Seeking stillness within movement. – Dong Zhong Qiu Jing - 動中求靜 In external martial arts, power is generated by jumping, punching and kicking as hard as possible. Hence after prolonged practice, one is panting for breath and the blood vessels are enl