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Sue McAlpine

Sue McAlpine

Between the wood and the water

Sue looks at the element Wood – qi gong to strengthen the tendons, ligaments and liver and to calm frustration and anger while encouraging the tiny beginnings of spring that we see around us.  And Water forms to respect the winter rain and the natural flow of life.

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Sue encourages us all to join this peace meditation. Let’s cultivate a peaceful and grounded state within ourselves to begin with. Let’s go into our hearts. For more than ever now we need to send peace out to a world fraught with hatred and violence. We are at the end of the year and we don’t know what the future holds. But we can set it out with loving kindness, trusting that we can make a difference.

And there is a lovely surprise at the end of the meditation

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As winter approaches, Sue gets us moving again with some familiar practices. We will look at the Shibashi practice, the movements of the day and the Mudras to help us keep a focus on the courage and compassion that are fundamental to our practices.

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Sue considers the birth of Tai Chi and the first fight between the snakes and birds. These observation bring the poetry to our practice as powerfully as they inform the martial applications

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Sue welcomes us back after the Summer break

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Sue looks at Wei Chi – generating and spreading Chi for healing, energising and relaxing body & mind

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Enjoying the lovely weather, Sue takes us through some familiar exercises, grounding, opening and connecting.  She takes us through the Qigong that follows the movements of the day and invites us to enjoy the Healing Sounds that she took with her and practiced whilst away recently in India.

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Sue encourages us encouraging us to explore our sense of space in movement and in meditation

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Sue starts the practice this year with the theme based on the elements – water for all the rain we’ve been having and some fire to keep us warm. She then takes us through the Mudras and finishes with her Movements of the Day

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Sue takes us through a number of Qigong exercises and rounds off by looking at the Mudras we have practiced with Tew

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Sue looked at the Mudras we have practiced with Tew and the movements of the day that she has shared in previous sessions.

Sue also led us in chanting, with a focus on loss and suffering. In these times when the media has maintained a focus on the “Nation’s Grief” and the passing of the Queen, we hope that chanting impeccably will help us to connect with the wider world, each other and our own personal feelings of loss and grief.

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Sue explores Yin and Yang, with reference to Tew’s “Symbolism and Myth in the art of Taiji”, and how Taiji emerges from stillness and silence.  Then she progresses to ‘Maifestations of the Universe’ is respect of change and transformation.  Lastly, Sue brings it to a close with her Movement of the Day.

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Sue takes us back to the heart of our school’s practice, helping us to find space and stillness; moving away from reaction and towards response.  Calming exercises are followed by the 18 movement Shibashi Qigong and ending with a quiet period.

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Sue reminds us that, with the right intention, our practice serves to bring peace and compassion to others as well as ourselves.  She brings focus to the breath as she takes us through movements and the Tien Xiou form to settle, ground and connect.  This is followed by a short meditation and then Rodney leads us in mantras from the Heart Sutra and Homage to the Bodhisattva.

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Sue uses the Mudras, introduced by Tew, as a spiritual practice to bring us to peace and, aided by poetry, finishing with a sitting meditation to bring calm after the storm

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Sue’s theme for this session is healing and how this is promoted by the circulation of chi around and within our body.  With this focus in mind, she guides us through Wei Chi, Mudras, Movements for the Day and the Six Healing Sounds.

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Sue, Tew, Rodney

Sue, Tew and Rodney offer a practice for the new year including meditation, the 10 paramis (qualities of the Bodhisattva) chant, mudras to address fear, and the Sukkino Wa chant.  Click HERE to download pdf of accompanying text.

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Sue reminds us of the power Tai Chi has to help us bring balance and harmony in our lives – especially important in the face of increasingly chaotic times.  She leads us in a range of practices including Tian Xiou and Movements of the Day.

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Sue’s session includes exercises for relaxing, grounding and connecting, the shibashi sequence, and movements for the day.

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Drawing on Verse Eight from the Tao Te Ching, Sue introduces us to  7 characteristics of water.  She describes how each of these can help us follow The Way of Water in maintaining harmony and simplicity in our lives.  Sue closes with a guided meditation on the passage of water from raindrop to the ocean.  Notes to accompany her video can be found in the Articles Section – please scroll down.

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Sue guides us through a series of movements helping us to experience chi, centredness, form and formlessness, yin and yang, and the elements; relating these to our own spiritual journey.

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