“Movement is superior to meditation.”
The first time I heard this was during the summer of 1995. I thought the statement was spot on.
Four years later, I arrived at a different conclusion by asking the following questions, “What if your movement and your meditation were the same? And if they were, wouldn’t that be superior to one versus the other?”
If you choose to sit and meditate, that’s all well and good. But what if you don’t want the health complications associated with seated meditations? What if you want to move?
Well, there’s good news. Movement and meditation are part of almost everything I do.
I practice tai chi chuan, a form of moving meditation that is also martial in origin (even though most people don’t know this).
I practice bodyweight calisthenics that became part of my international best-seller, Combat Conditioning. When you focus on the breathing pattern of these exercises, they transcend the standard grunt/groan exercises seen in the gyms. The breathing alone helps turn them into a type of moving meditation.
And then there is my practice of Dao Zou.
My practice of this exceptional type of walking qi gong is the ultimate in moving meditation. You want to feel a mind-body connection that is other-worldly, then Dao Zou will give it to you, from your first experience of it.
Happens every time.
You can start out feeling stressed beyond belief, and 30 minutes later you are in a state of graceful bliss.
And this doesn’t happen due to some placebo effect. It happens because the movement patterns of Dao Zou clear the cobwebs from your thinking while expanding your awareness. The movements also help to rid your mind of stinking thinking and negative emotion.
I use Dao Zou before I speak in public. I use it to unwind my mind each day, to de-stress for success. I use it to disconnect from the world whenever I feel too attached to what is going on. I use it whenever I just want to smile and be happy, for no particular reason whatsoever.
What a way to live.
Following the exercises I am mapping out for you in this email, will allow you to be the peaceful warrior who understands the value of…
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