Classes and Events at Five Seasons Medicine

Qigong Classes: Next week classes are on the normal schedule. Our holiday break will begin December 23. There will be no classes from Saturday 12/23 until the New Year. The normal class schedule will resume Wednesday January 3rd. Srijana is practicing intensively with Master Lam Kam Chueng in London. She is teaching Zhan Zhuang Qigong. “I feel this is the most direct, unaltered and un-diluted link to the oldest and purest Qigong system available in the world. There is tremendous healing power in this lineage for physical endurance, muscle tone, circulation, and building Qi in the body. I was very…

Continue reading

Srijana is inviting you to her Solstice party Thursday 12/21

Srijana aka Jane will be singing at her annual Solstice party. Yep, as Simhavaktra, the Tibetan lion-headed goddess. With Rick Bastine on crystal bowls and Petra Babankova on guitar.  Thursday December 21, 2017 at 6pm at her home in Santa Fe. It’s an intimate gathering by invitation only, with dinner. You’re coming, right? Music and chanting will invoke Tibetan archetypes and deities. The menu will be Paleolithic Tibetan bone Broth, Himalayan spiced nuts, Bhutanese Red Rice Pilaf, Kopan Masala Veggies, Zesty Ginger Beef, and non-alcoholic Tibetan Beet-Apple Kvass. $10 suggested donation. Kindly RSVP by replying to this message.   

Continue reading

Announcements: What’s Happening at Five Seasons Medicine?

Stuff is happening in Santa Fe. Come join us! December 2017:  Special Price on Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy all month. $50 per session (normally $95)   Thursday December 21, 2017 6pm: Solstice Ceremony, Tibetan Chanting and Dinner, $10 suggested donation.   New YiQuan Qigong Classes: Mondays 5:30-7:00 pm, Qigong Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Qigong Fridays 9:30 – 10:15 am, Taichi Saturdays 9:30 – 10:45 am, Qigong Jane’s Qigong is about healing, and this is also the focus of her teaching. Each student with a 10-class card will receive a free consultation session with Jane to scan health priorities and track progress over…

Continue reading

Introducing Five Seasons Medical Qigong Classes

Five Seasons Medical Qigong is a total approach to health in body, mind, and spirit. You could call it a kind of meditation that penetrates, clears, and enlightens first the body tissues, then the mind, and finally the spirit. These three are ultimately inseparable. This lineage goes by several names including Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung, Yiquan, Xingyiquan, Taikiken, etc. Since its primary emphasis is the five element system for health, I am using the name Five Seasons Medical Qigong. Master Wang Xiangzhai, Master Yu Yong Nian, and Master Lam Kam Chuen Why I chose this lineage: I studied intensively with Master Lam…

Continue reading

Past Life Clearings Can Heal Old Response Patterns

We sometimes carry wounds, emotions, and memories not only from experiences in our present life, but also from events in past lives. While this is difficult to explain, it is extremely beneficial to dissolve old patterns or tendencies that can cloud our ability to perceive clearly and experience total health in the NOW. The roots of an emotional problem or a relationship difficulty may be related to an unresolved trauma from a past life. Quantum physics has already made us aware that sequential time is an illusion, and that ALL time is really coalesced in the NOW. This means that emotional imprints…

Continue reading

Maybe This Isn’t the Kali Yuga After All

In 1895 Yogananda’s teacher, Swami Sri Yukteswar 1855 – 1936, wrote an amazing book called The Holy Science, that was clearly ahead of its time. I bought it on Amazon. It was short and detailed, with crystal clear concepts. The purpose of the book was to remove barriers between all religions. The book explains the astronomical movements of universal bodies and establishes a calculation of the Yugas, or ages of man that had previously been lost. Incidentally, Sri Yukteswar is the man who sent Yogananda to the US, and therefore is in great part responsible for the modern popularity of…

Continue reading

What is Taichi?

What is Taichi? To answer that question, we need to go back to the roots of Chinese culture – 6,000 years ago – to the story of Fuxi and NüWa. Chinese legend tells that the land was swept by a great flood in which civilization was lost and all people perished. Only Fuxi and his sister Nüwa survived. They lived on Mount Kunlun in Northern Tibet, and asked for a sign from the Emperor of Heaven to be man and wife. Their union was approved and they began to create a new human race. Fuxi is said to have showed…

Continue reading

Eight Branches of Chinese Medicine vs. Eight Limbs of Yoga

In ancient times, both Chinese and Yogic traditions developed sacred writings on the highest spiritual practices. It turns out both systems have eight branches, and they are somewhat different. Shall we compare them? In this article we look at the Eight Branches of Chinese Medicine, and the Eight Limbs of Yoga. In Eastern wisdom, medical practice and spiritual work were considered one and the same path. By noticing what the ancients believed to be the most important elements of a spiritual life, we can learn a lot about ourselves and the world around us! The 8 Yogic Branches originate from the Yoga Sutras written by Patanjali in the…

Continue reading

Rudi’s Double Breath Meditation

“As the mind and emotions are housed in the physical body and are functions of the physical man, so too the spiritual body has its own mechanism. This mechanism is sensitive and rarely used but is as complete a system as the mechanism that runs the physical life. If you want to hear a bird sing you can’t stay in the middle of a city you have to go to a place where there are open spaces and trees. To learn to contact the inner self one must also begin with special conditions. First you must realize that there is…

Continue reading

Images of the Internal Sacred Anatomy

Ancient traditions have left us artistic images of the internal sacred body. Perhaps these representations can help us visualize what’s going on inside our energy body as we cultivate higher awareness. This article shows several images of the internal body from Daoist, Chinese, Yogic, Greek and Egyptian sources. Which images resonate most strongly in your inner experience? A Sapta Cakra is a depiction of the seven chakras. This comes from a Yoga manuscript in Braj Bhasa language. 1899 British Library. This modern Tibetan medical drawing shows the cosmic gates located at Huiyin, Dantien, Heart, Throat, and Forehead.   Two wood block diagrams show the development of the “immortal fetus” in the dantien, and the flowering of consciousness…

Continue reading