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Please read complete details below as this is a hybrid event: in-person for those who wish to attend in Durham followed by virtual series, or sign up just for the virtual series.
Tones for your Bones is a reflective and embodied experience incorporating Chinese Five element philosophy, live music, Qi gong, creative movement, acupressure, and reflections. It is a unique collaboration between Li-Lan and multi-instrumentalist and composer Alex Weiss, with Arthur "Link" Freeman of Healcyon teaching Qi Gong.
The Metal Path in Chinese medicine is connected to the lungs, the skin, the large intestine, crystals, trimming, refining, precision, grief, the breath, letting go. Come learn and experience this through the various aspects of embodiment: using intention, breath, movement, massage, listening.
This workshop is for those interested in meditation, self-awareness, mindfulness practices, music, creative movement, grounding rituals to honor Nature, and creativity. It is also a great way to learn and deepen in one’s connection to the Chinese medicine elements/phases in a fun and embodied way.
The reflection below for the upcoming Metal Path came to Li-Lan her Water day of her moon cycle this month, Water being an energy of deep reflection, of the dream world, and rest. Tones for your Bones has always allowed for this: introspection, meditations, music, Qi Gong and acupressure.
"Metal Element/Path can be considered restrictive, it is one way to define it, but one can turn restriction into precision.
Do you experience the clash between freedom and restriction?
What to do about this clash? Is one meant to win? What really is the outcome?
Don't we all value freedom? Though we know rules/guidelines/restrictions/boundaries are necessary.
Shi Heng Yi, Shaolin Headmaster of Europe, says that without boundaries, one doesn't know true freedom.
So in the spirit of compassion and deepening in the Metal Path, in continuing to set free and let go,
we open the window to this Path, and allow Air, Breath, and Wind to show us a different perspective, a new story."
To register for Tones for your Bones Autumn/Metal, venmo $40 to @Li-Lan-Hsiangweiss or pay by credit card:
Here is a blog post that Austin Dixon L.Ac. wrote for Armonia Health's blog post several years back on:
Want to check out Tones for your Bones? Our Youtube channel is full of visual reflections, musical playlists, Qi Gong videos, and live practices.
Hope to see you in-person or online!
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