“Often, just as we’re about to flower, obstacles seem to emerge from the underworld of the unconscious—fear, shame, self-blame, self-doubt, mistrust, anxiety, depression, resentment, despair, rage. I believe such resistance is actually an essential and natural part of the process of manifesting.”  The Way of Joy

When you feel like your momentum has stopped and you’re up against resistance, whether from your own internal voices, or something happening in your life that impedes your flow, it can be painfully frustrating. Some people get angry, others give up and give in.

In qigong, grounding your energy allows you to not only release the suffering that comes with resistance, it allows what is stagnant or stuck to break down in a composting process and become useful energy.

Vicki Dello Joio, founder of The Way of Joy: A Spiritual Fitness Program, is a teacher, speaker and performing artist. Integrating over 40 years of Chi Kung practice with other martial arts as well as her work in Yoga, Feldenkreis, physical fitness and theater, Vicki has developed a dynamic set of tools to increase awareness, transform obstacles into opportunities and enhance creative potential. Book: The Way of JoyCD: Short Meditations for a Busy Life.