Sounds like the beginning of a song, actually it is. As we continue on this journey with www.healthyqigong.com on the road in Mexico in a 1974 westfalia, we are reminded to slow down. In reality we are forced to slow down. Top speed in the old van is maybe 55 mph. It seems like a stone in the river with all other vehicles passing by at lightning speed. At first it was frightening, as vehicles swerved around us on both sides, then it became irritating as it seemed that no one really cared, but eventually it became what it is, just an old slow vehicle in a world moving way too fast.
What does this have to do with Qigong you might be asking? Well, nothing really, and yet everything. One of our goals with practicing an art such as Qigong, is to get back in touch with ourselves, our bodies, our source. When we do this everything slows down, our breathing, heart rate, thoughts. Just like an old van trippin down the road, we need to slow down and just be.