Monday 01.08.2018 The Magic of Music!
Early morning thoughts on using music to enhance the FLOW state of my TaijiFit experience –
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It’s Monday morning- I wake to a bing alerting me to a new lesson on the David-Dorian Ross YouTube Channel. Today’s lesson-Tips for adding music to your classes…which was absolutely beautiful!
Then, the next video starts to play-The Secret to the Meditative State. Immediately, all these feelings start swirling around.
My thoughts about the two lessons coalesce around a central theme- establishing, maintaining and deepening the flow state.
Why is music so important to the TaijiFit experience? For me-music reaches into my heart and expresses what I do not / cannot express verbally. It has the power to reach in and give all that I am to another to help others connect to me and help me connect to myself.
There is something very special about this lesson that now plays and my heart keeps finding it’s way back to it.
There is something very special about a teacher and his family that can reach out and invite you to connect and provide a safe space to begin to open your heart.
There is something very special about this movement experience called TaijiFit.
TaijiFit is the bridge and music whispers to me that it is safe to cross over and be vulnerable…David-Dorian took my hand and is patiently waiting & listening for those moments where we can connect and stay connected.
If Tai Chi is the superhero, then music is the superhero’s sidekick and in my experience with TaijiFit this superhero dynamic duo sit side by side in my personal super hero utility belt and work in tandem as a delivery system for QI (life energy).
And, just like that spoon that David-Dorian refers to, they have the power to bring forth or deliver all types of energy to you- both in and around you.
It has the power to change the energy in a person and in a room at the drop of a hat.
Music is my breath, my heart, my spirit.
Our goal when we share TaijiFit with others is to establish, maintain and deepen the flow state of Qi.
Music coupled with the breath and a smile, pierce the hard outer shell and squeeze through the tiniest crack in the surface. The melodies and lyrics ring out into a cacophony of emotion. Its vibration will breakthrough, expand, soften and dissipate. Thus releasing blockages that make the flow of this life energy stagnate or turbulent.
Music melts away the barriers/resistance patterns that my mind throws around me to keep my heart safe.
Safe is not connected.
No connection…No FLOW. Qi- the flow of my life force, life breath, life energy will trickle DROP BY DROP and cling to life by a fingertip.
Music in the TaijiFit experience has the power to find, release and let go of the tension that I hold on to and the feelings I suppress. Music will invite me to linger in the spaces, meandering and flowing like a river… music will help me seek out and carve a pathway in this life that has direction and intention. It will flow with my own true nature. Eyes open, heart open, spirit free.