We love Taijiquan here in the little town of Wasilla, Alaska. The valleys are rimmed by three major mountain ranges: the Alaska Range, the Talkeetna Mountains and the Chugach Mountains. The surrounding mountains include many mountain passes, as well as working and abandoned gold mines. Like many parts of Alaska, the Matanuska-Susitna Valley was carved by glaciers which left many small and large lakes. Both the Matanuska and Susitna Rivers have major salmon spawning streams. It is the most excellent place to do Taiji, Qigong, and Meditation. If you are ever in the area, call, email, contact me and let’s play in the “Big, Wild, Life” of Alaska!
This video was captured atop the local trail of “Lazy Mountain.” The hike is vigorous, and certainly not “lazy!” The clouds were rolling in and I *had* to be like the clouds, so doing “Wave Hands Like Clouds,” was most appropriate. My face is flushed from the excellent work out, yet become yin for a moment and become one with the Tao.
For those fellow cloud lovers out there, check out The Cloud Appreciation Society, you will truly be enlightened! I am member number #4275.
Happy New Year of the Rabbit, Cloud Style!