~ Prayer Wheel ~
© Margaret Emerson
Prayer wheel is a qigong exercise that, while it is not T’ai Chi, combines some of its most basic elements—breath, movement, and imagination. All the parts of oneself work in concert. This is one of the most effective calming exercises I know and I teach it to all my T’ai Chi students. Many people tell me they use it before going to bed, and it helps them sleep. Because (like T’ai Chi) it’s calming and stimulating at the same time, you can use it whenever you want to slow down, relax, get centered, and refresh yourself.