Harmonizing Your Training™ Part 2
Welcome back! For those of you who already practice Harmonizing Your Training™, part 2 is for you! Stay focused and restore function with a few simple and effective tips from Jiao Shi. Let’s get started!
“How do I know the way of all things at the Beginning? By what is within me.”
–老子 Lao Tzu, 道德經 Dàodé Jīng
Super-Charge your training by adhering to an old Daoist principle called 无为 wuwei: in other words, ‘do without doing’. In addition, begin practicing N-O-S as well.
N – Natural Body Movement
O – Original – or going back to your original way without stress, without form, without any type of preconceived notion.
S – Simplicity – the simpler the movements, the more profound.
When the body goes into its Yin phase it will open the gate of wonders, and just maybe it will reveal to you some of its hidden secrets.
“The Dao in its regular course does nothing (for the sake of doing it), and so there is nothing which it does not do. If princes and kings were able to maintain it, all things would of themselves be transformed by them. If this transformation became to me an object of desire, I would express the desire by the nameless simplicity. Simplicity without a name is free from all external aim. With no desire, at rest and still. All things go right as of their will.”
–老子 Lao Tzu, 道德經 Dàodé Jīng, Chapter 37
After that, stay FOCUSed. Avoid chasing butterflies and grabbing tigers by their tails. With symptoms and manifestations moving in various different directions, it can be very confusing on how to clearly define the root of the problem. Start at your origin point, which is your navel (belly button). If you maintain your focus at your navel during the beginning of your practice and at the end, your body will have the desired results that you are seeking.
“The thing that is well planted is not easily uprooted. The thing that is well guarded is not easily taken away.”
–老子 Lao Tzu, 道德經 Dàodé Jīng, Chapter 54
Set Realistic Goals
Lastly, set realistic GOALS and remember to re-evaluate yourself at different intervals throughout the year to make sure you are on track towards your original destination.
“Continuing to fill a pail after it is full the water will be wasted. Continuing to grind an axe after it is sharp will soon wear it away.”
–老子 Lao Tzu, 道德經 Dàodé Jīng, Chapter 9
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