Monday, October 29, 2012

My Qi Gong Moves!


My dads enjoy practicing their Qi Gong moves on the beach,
for that matter they'll do it anywhere that is quiet and peaceful.


I always join in with them.
I first do a lickity split into the water....


and return ready to find the right spot to place Mr. Orangie....


and begin digging my hole to you know where....


They move through their 7 steps slowly but deliberately
as I lay on the ground settling calmly.


Jim is mid way through his regime
as I figure out where I should begin my hole.


We are both finished.
We are both more calm.
We are both relaxed.
This is a major achievement for a Doodle.

Namaste

34 comments:

  1. Namaste, in deed!
    Now be sure to get in plenty of beach time before that Sandy makes it up your way.
    (I hear she's stopping by here first)

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    1. The weather is very warm as always with a hurricane warning...this time though I think we are in luck...fingers crossed...Sandy couldn't find us!

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  2. Hmm... Have seen this and didn't know what it was called. My something new for the new day! Thanks Sophie!

    Cool pictures - I hope the weather isn't going to change the beach too much.

    Lick!

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    1. Yes this is one of the very many 'moves' for Qi Gong or Tai Chi type exercises. Ron was able to take a class at his work a few years ago and introduced it to Jim. They both took some classes from Kelly in the video. Any time one feels stressed just start doing the moves...!

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  3. Those pix today are fabulous Sophie Have a lovely Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. Crikey, I have never heard of Qi Gong. I'm alway learning something new from you guys! Looks lovely though ...... nice and calming. Have fun!

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    1. Always learning, always evolving...that's what humans and doodles do....!

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  5. A beautiful natural setting for morning Qi Gong!

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    1. Yes...it is the best place Debra....Auntie Elaine can verify that!

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  6. that beach can make anyone nice and calm. we see the beach and automatically say .........ahhhhhhhh

    Violet

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    1. so do we....just the physical act of climbing out of the car and stepping onto the beach makes us relaxxxxxxxxx!!!!!!

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  7. I would love to that... But: no beach over here ;)! Hey, Sophie. Isn´t to cold to go into the water *brrrrrrrrr*...

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    1. Hi Alex...the temps are much cooler...but Sophie insists on a swim daily...when the waves are so high one can't see the horizon then...and only then, will she not swim. I tell you the truth! winks!

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  8. Oh how we enjoy the beach too
    Benny & Lily

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    1. The beach gives us solace in times of need...these passed 4 months have been heavy and Qi Gong on the beach serves us well!

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  9. Hello Sophie and Ron,
    I have not heard of Qi Gong, but Tai Chi I have done before, is it very different? The beach must be a very good (and special) place to do this...
    Namaste to you too!
    Ivan

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    1. Qi Gong is a branch of Tai Chi...when we discovered this we immediately liked it because there are only 7 steps....which is so very easy to remember for us 60 year olds! Ron learned another form at university when he worked there which is over an hour long....it is more involved but gives you a sense of peace and relaxation and a wee bit of perspiration....nothing exhausting just refreshing!

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  10. Hi! Lovely pictures of you and the ocean. Qi Gong is common in Sweden...

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    1. This is so good to hear....Qi Gong needs to be taught to more people so they can relax and appreciate life!

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  11. Such amazing and beautiful photos!

    xo,
    Em

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    1. Thanks so much Em...I love your retro world!

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  12. There are diamonds in your ocean!
    I hadn't heard of qi gong, but I tried to find Tai Chi in our area.

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    1. It is a very easy practice to partake in and do for yourself...perhaps look on YouTube!

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  13. PS - did you see this?
    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/underwater-dogs-hilarious-snaps-dogs-playing-fetch-head-water-gallery-1.1162918
    Of course I thought of Sophie.

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    1. Thanks for the heads up on this one....I FB'd this on my page and Sophie's page...love it!

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  14. Oh Sophie. I wish moms and me could come to your shores-
    love
    tweedles

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    1. I know it's impossible to hop all the way over here...so visit while you can and enjoy my doodlisms!

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  15. Wow - fabulous shimmering shots. And WOW! (again) - your header photo is glorious.

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    1. Jim and Sophie are such obliging subjects especially on a beach and at sunset!

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  16. I miss the ocean, Sophie. I'm so happy I get to see it in its many moods because of your beautiful images and words.

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    1. Thanks louise....Sophie is so happy to have you along for the ride...surf's up!!!!!!

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  17. about a 3 hour drive or so to get to a beach around here. but i will dream of the sand in my toes. the peaceful beach noise. awww. that sounds nice. guess after the storm i better wait a bit to go & see the beach. they are getting over all that 1st. (:

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    1. Dreammmmmm, Dream Dream Dream....of sandy toes and feet.....smiles!

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