POWER MOVES







Power moves are movements that we make with our bodies that assist us in concentrating

and directing the energy. Most martial art use power moves to one degree or another.

When people dance from their hearts, they are doing power moves, allowing the power to speak

through their bodies. Power moves are a dance of power. Tai Chi is an ancient example of power moves.

Whenever you handle energy, you receive it with your left hand and send it with your right hand.

Your left hand acts as an antenna and your right hand broadcasts the energy you have received.

If you are open to its direction, power will instruct you-it will "tell" you what to do.

Flowing with that energy can be a powerful and centering experience.

It can also be distressing when you fight it or cannot control it.

This dance of power begins as you relax and mentally centered.

Stand quietly with your legs shoulder-width apart.

Mentally give the power permission to flow through you and ask it to guide you.

Raise your hands and hold them in front of you.

Let your hands and body move as you feel guided.

Your movements will be smooth and rhythmic, almost like a ballet.

Power moves are a form of moving meditation. They are relaxing and energizing.

As you do them, you collect a great deal of power in your body.

They are healing to both mind and body. If it feels appropriate, you can play gentle

music or light a candle. Relax and let the energy move your body.

Notice how it feels as it flows through you.

After you have relaxed into the energy, allow it to move you for about fifteen minutes and

then stop. Gently sit down and close your eyes. Ask the universe how to use the energy

you have collected. If you don't get a specific answer, send the energy to Mother Earth

so it can heal the planet, yourself, and the people you love. Allow yourself to bathe in the

joy of that energy. If you are having a difficult time feeling the guidance of the energy,

start with your hands. Hold them in front of your face and move your right hand clockwise

and your left hand counter- clockwise. Move them slowly and rhythmically in and out.

Gently notice how it feels. Then while you are sitting in a chair, begin moving your legs

in a circular motion, noticing how it feels. After you are allfortable with those movements,

stand up and again begin with your hands. First move one hand out and away from you and

then step rhythmically out with one of your legs. Next do the same with the other hand and leg.

Slowly begin moving around the room. Notice your body and let yourself enjoy its movements.

Allow the process to be sensual and rhythmic. Be gentle with yourself as you practice allowing

your awareness to expand. Enjoy the process.

EXERCISES:

1. Practice finding power spots wherever you go.

2. Find your special power spot. We all have places on this earth that are sacred to us.

Take time to find your sacred place. Once you find it, spend some time there.

Let that place heal you and fill you with its love. Let your heart guide you to that place.

It will call to you if you are willing to listen.

3. Buy a packet of seeds and divide it in half. Do some power moves and then sit quietly

with half of the seeds. Allow yourself to feel their life energy and then slowly begin

channeling energy to them. Mentally see them growing big and strong. Plant each

group of seeds in separate pots and give them equal care.

Notice how much healthier the energized group is.





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