“The Somatic Movement workshops with Misty became a weekly anchor during a busy period for me, and began a very rewarding path that I have followed since, exploring and connecting with my body through movement. Apparently simple from the outside, the exercises shifted my attention to the body and breath in a way I hadn't experienced before.
There are three dan tians in the body. The upper dan tian is situated between the eyebrows, also known as the third eye. The middle dan tian is in the middle of the chest, the heart area. The one we refer to most often in Qigong and Taiji practice is known as the lower dan tian. It translates as elixir or cinnabar (dan) and field (tian). The lower dan tian is where qi (energy) is cultivated and stored and then circulates throughout the body.
Taking care of you while caring for others.
There is a growing need to understand the importance of self care, without it we are unable to offer our care to others. In particular, many people working in health care settings as well as family caregivers are struggling to maintain balance in their own lives and enduring increasingly stressful situations.