In East Asian Medicine and Inner Cultivation traditions we find many references to the Mid-space. It is narrowly connected with the ideas about the Extraordinary Vessels which have developed over the last 2000 years.
Thanks to great scholars as Li Shi-zhen who integrated knowledge from inner cultivation literature into the medical literature we have now access to a wider view of the Extraordinary Vessels.
We can see the Mid-space as the core of our system, or as the central axis, on which our whole system organizes itself around. In the clinical setting is the free flow in and openness of the Mid-space essential. If we are able to palpate the mid-space and are able to open it up, we can greatly improve the whole self-reorganizing ability of the system.
Ignition is a palpable process in which we perceive comprehensive transformations related to the influence of the Yuan Qi 元氣 (Primal Qi) on the body. These transformations express themselves as improved coherence, communication, connections and organization.
Ignition could be viewed as a kind of super De Qi 得氣 , a situation in which the whole system makes a major shift towards a therapeutic change. If it happens it is a pretty reliable measure that some significant and lasting shift in momentum of the health of the patient took place.
This is not something which can be forced and not necessarily happens in every treatment. But we can facilitate this process and once so often it can happen in a clinical setting. For being able to facilitate this process the practitioner needs to rest in the SSIO to the best of their capacity. By recognizing the Shi 勢 (propensity) and Ji 機 (Qi dynamic) the practitioner could estimate if he or she has an opportunity to facilitate the Ignition. It deserves a certain amount of Yi 意(Attention/Awareness) of the practitioner.
Ignition is also closely related to the Mid-space and its dynamics. So a basic understanding of the Mid-space and the ability to palpate the Mid-space is crucial here at this stage.
This workshop has grown out many years of practice and experience of Charles (Chip) Chace who studied this material thoroughly and developed it in conjunction with other aspects of Engaging Vitality. At the moment this material will be presented by Felix de Haas a close student of Chip and because of his own background very familiar with this material.
In this non-sequential class we explore the concepts of ignition and midspace, both tightly related to the embodied manifestation of Yuan Qi.
Requirements: Basic training (recommended: ILC Ba Mai)
Trainers: Felix de Haas
Location: Amersfoort - Netherlands