Gong for Transitions
to Vicki Dello Joio, A Way of Joy Chi Kung
the Chi of Change
Release - Exhale
Question: What do you need to let go of right now to
be fully present in your next activity?
Meditation: I release anything that no longer serves
Physical: Stand with feet hip distance apart adn slightly
turned out. Begin with your hands next to one another in front of the
abdomen with your palms facing down. Move your hands away from one another
out past our hips.
2. Draw in - Inhale
Question: What am I drawing in that feeds my confidence
and nourishes my joy?
Meditation: I welcome new, nourishing energy as I move
Physical: Draw the backs of your hands towards one
another with your fingers pointing down. Leading with your wrists, draw
your hands up the centerline of your body toward your chin.
3. Integrate/Synthesize - Exhale
Question: What do you want to remember and sustain
through this time (or moment) of change?
Meditation: I embrace my wholeness as I move forward
on my path.
Physical: Drop your elbows down towards the earth,
turning your palms to face forward.
4. Express (Internal Opening) - Inhale
Question: What does your inner sense tell you about
Meditation: I give myself all the time and space I
need to ride this change.
Physical: Push your hands straight forward from the
5. Expand - Exhale
Question: What attitude do I want to have as I move
into my next activity?
Meditation: I relax into the full expression of my
Physical: Raise your arms, softening your wrists so
your fingertips turn toward each other, with the elbows bent slightly
out , rounding your arms. When your arms are over your head, circle
them out and away from each other to the sides of your body, palms out,
bringing them down to just below shoulder height.
6. Contract - Inhale
Question: As I rest and reflect, what do I want in
the next phase of my day?
Meditation: I am mindful and present as I end this
transition and begin again.
Physical: Draw your hands back to your lower belly.
edither rest them on your lower abdomen, with your left hand covering
your right hand, or begin the form again.
Mary Esther Middleton