10065429_sWith an onslaught of momentum building in my business these days, both in teaching and performing, I can’t help but observe an interesting phenomenon in my own psyche — A kind of push-pull, go-stop, that I believe comes from some old deep-seated fears that resist playing Big.

One of my favorite sequences in the Qigong summer form, The Lotus, is a big help, because when I embody an intention, rather than just trying to talk myself out of old deep-seated emotions, it actually makes a shift. I feel much more optimistic since I did this video!

What are your favorite ways to face your fears when you are expanding your energy or what you do?

OUTDOOR WORKSHOP: Stuck? Stressed? Reving your motor and getting nowhere? Living the Lotus: From Muck to Mastery. Sunday June 30. Celebrate summer at Oakland’s beautiful Redwood Park.

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.