My favorite place.

Posted Sat Jan 27, 2007, 16:24 PM by Tracy

I was thinking about this the other day in qigong. My favorite place in the whole world is the bottom of the breath.

Breathe in. Pause. That is the top of the breath.

Exhale. Pause. The bottom of the breath.

As we go through series of qigong exercises, I find myself wishing I could just hang out a little longer at the bottom of the breath. It seems to be where I’m most comfortable.

I realize I am holding tension in my pelvis and consciously unlock it. Everything settles into place.

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Mo Duk Pai kung fu is a modern American eclectic system of martial arts, combining hard- and soft-style techniques Mo Duk Pai, which translates to “Martial Ethical Way”, was founded by Professor Frederick D. King. For more information, to see photos or inquire about training, visit the Mo Duk Pai web site, which I also maintain. I have been training since 1996 and currently hold the rank of brown-black sash.

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Sifu (pr. see-foo [Cantonese] or shur-foo [Mandarin]) is a Chinese term for Teacher. It also carries the connotation of Father (teacher-father), referring to a tradition of teaching martial arts within the family, as well as being a title of respect. In America the title sifu is given to both men and women. In Mo Duk Pai the title is awarded to 2nd degree black belts at their teacher’s discretion.

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Qigong (pr. chee-gung) is the practice of Chinese exercises incorporating movement and posture, breathing and visualization. Qigong exercises focus on maintaining health by energizing and balancing one’s qi, or energy.