Have you ever stepped into a forest and immediately experienced peace and tranquility? If you’re like many people, the energy of trees infuses you with an unmistakable feeling that resonates to the core of your being.
In Chinese Medicine and Qi Gong, trees hold profound gifts that you can harness within yourself. When you become aware of these gifts, you can magnify their benefits by intentionally focusing on the environment around you.
Unlike pills or other wellness techniques, the benefits of trees are completely natural and have no adverse side effects. All you have to do is get into nature and tune your mind to the energy around you.
In this blog, we’ll discuss five powerful, energetic gifts that trees provide.
Trees embody the essence of what it means to be grounded. Beneath the soil, they dig their roots deep into the earth, channeling vital nutrients into their powerful trunks.
Trees’ connection to the earth gives them a great source of strength and stability. It allows them to weather great storms and remain standing for hundreds or even thousands of years. Everyone knows that many trees can live much longer than animals or humans. In fact, Redwoods can live longer than 2,000 years.
Although, as a human, you may never grow roots, you can still cultivate a strong connection to the earth, just like a tree. In doing so, you’ll find that you are able to stay grounded, within yourself, even when life around seems crazy and out of control.
2. Emotional Stability
Groundedness leads to another important gift: Emotional stability. When you’re grounded, it’s easy to be emotionally stable within yourself. Instead of getting angry or upset about what’s happening around you, you’ll remain calm, relaxed, and centered.
Being emotionally stable means that you’re able to resist getting caught up in harmful external energy (i.e., noxious Qi). Just like the wind passes through a tree’s branches, you can let noxious Qi move right past you, instead of letting it penetrate your mind and emotions.
3. Spiritual Awareness
In addition to cultivating a strong connection with the earth, trees are open to receiving gifts from above. With thousands of leaves reaching upward, trees are masters when it comes to harnessing the sun’s energy.
In Chinese Medicine and Qi Gong, the sun is Yang, and the earth is Yin. By channeling both sunlight as well as nutrients from the earth, trees are able to blend Yin and Yang in a miraculous way.
If you pay attention to the gifts of trees, you can emulate this wisdom in your own life. By cultivating a deep relationship with both the earth as well as the cosmos, you can experience a heightened spiritual awareness and connection to the Tao. This allows you to see beyond the limitations of linear thinking and realize your true path in life.
4. Stress Relief
When the season of fall arrives, trees let go of their leaves and let them fall to the ground, leaving them to. In turn, these leaves decompose and become nourishment for new life.
Humans tend to resist the practice of letting go. Instead, we tend to hold onto old emotions or self-defeating thought patterns. In turn, these emotions and thought patterns can fester within and lead to stress and anxiety.
To overcome stress and anxiety, you can follow the example of trees and focus on releasing thoughts and emotions that no longer serve you. Immersing yourself in nature is a great way to help facilitate this process, since the trees’ energy will naturally guide your own.
5. Physical Health and Vitality
Just as immersing yourself in trees nourishes your emotional and spiritual body, it has a similar effect on your physical body. After all, your spirit, emotions, and body are all intimately connected.
Trees hold immense energy and vitality. Just by being in their presence and paying attention to them, you can channel that Qi through your body and let it fill you up. with an abundance of Qi. Not surprisingly, trees are rich in Wood Element, which plays an important role in many aspects of your health and vitality, especially for your liver health.
While you can enjoy the gifts of trees simply by taking a hike in the forest, there is a way you can magnify the positive benefits they have to offer…
Harness the Energy of Trees By Practicing Qi Gong
Qi Gong is a wonderful way to cultivate a heightened awareness of the energy around you, including the energy of trees. When you do Qi Gong while surrounded by nature, you can truly feel the gifts of the natural world becoming absorbed into your being.
Our Thirty-Day Challenge offers thirty individual Qi Gong routines taught by master teacher, Lee Holden. Because each routine is just seven minutes long, it’s easy to learn the movements and then take the practices with you during your next forest hike.
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