Mountain Body
Xu, the Podcast about Emptiness
by Ryan Powell
3M ago
In this episode of Xu, The Podcast about Emptiness Ryan explores the meaning behind chapter 26 of Laozi's Daodejing.  What is the importance of heaviness and how can heaviness become the root of lightness?  Take a journey into your Mountain Body and feel the felt sense of connection to earth and solidity through this musical contemplation of the Dao.   ..read more
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Unity of Body and Spirit
Xu, the Podcast about Emptiness
by Ryan Powell
6M ago
Here we explore techniques to restore the unity of the Body and Spirit.  Sometimes we get so far away from ourselves, from the present moment, from our body home.  Taming the wandering mind and helping it find it's way back into the body is the essential medicine gleaned from our Daoist cultivation practice.  Come, take a deep breath, and learn how to come home.  The ancient sages left us the technology, all we need to do is remember and practice ..read more
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Slow Down ~ Snail Medicine
Xu, the Podcast about Emptiness
by Ryan Powell
9M ago
In this episode of Xu, Ryan takes us on a journey into the benefits of slowing down and returning to a peaceful, present life rhythm.  Like a snail moving through the woods, we can all benefit from slowing down our daily rhythms and taking time to observe all the beauty of life around and within us.  The slow way is the fast way. . . ask the snail, she knows!   ..read more
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10,000 Thoughts Become One
Xu, the Podcast about Emptiness
by Ryan Powell
9M ago
In this episode of Xu, Ryan takes us on an exploration of an old Daoist saying, "The 10,000 thoughts become One."  Here you will learn a simple breath practice from the Emei Qigong tradition to help strengthen your mind, your spirit, and your ability to be present and concentrate in the moment.  Let your wandering mind rest for a bit as you take this journey  into the shining mind.  Into the mind of Dao . . .  ..read more
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Just Be You, Real Human.
Xu, the Podcast about Emptiness
by Ryan Powell
11M ago
Today we take a musical journey into the Real Human within each of us.  What does it mean to be truly authentic?  What is covering up the great treasure, the real person, within each of us and how do we uncover it once again?  Ryan takes us into the feeling and potential of the ZhenRen, the real human, within the heart of humanity.   ..read more
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A Good Traveler
Xu, the Podcast about Emptiness
by Ryan Powell
1y ago
How can we become a good traveler in our life?  How can we travel without leaving deep ruts and tracks behind us as we go?  Here, inspired by the Daodejing Chapter 27,  Ryan explores what it means to be a good traveler on this Earth.  Whether we walk through our neighborhood or travel to a distant land, the principle remains the same.  Walk in a way of restoration rather than consumption.   ..read more
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Walk through the Woods
Xu, the Podcast about Emptiness
by Ryan Powell
1y ago
Come friend, and take a walk through the woods with me.  In this episode of Xu, Ryan invites you on a musical stroll through the verdant woods in a musical, healing meditation with nature.  May we remember the importance of nature; of getting outside and walking through the woods with no goal or destination in mind.  Nature teaches and heals us if we allow ourselves to remove our city armor and walk softly amongst the trees from time to time ..read more
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Inner Truth and Sincerity
Xu, the Podcast about Emptiness
by Ryan Powell
1y ago
In this episode of Xu, Ryan explores the power of a sincere heart to connect with the Dao.  Through the practice of Virtue, we cleanse our inner world develop a deep connection to the ever present guidance of our Inner Truth.   ..read more
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Yin Yang
Xu, the Podcast about Emptiness
by Ryan Powell
1y ago
In this episode of Xu we explore the benefits of becoming aware of and contemplating the two fundamental phases of universal energy, Yin and Yang.  Accompanied by gentle celtic harp and low whistle, Ryan guides a journey into the interrelation of creativity and receptivity and how we can change our heart, our mind, and the way we move our body through contemplation of these two complementary forces.  Take a centering breath and come along ..read more
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Inner Alchemy Meditation
Xu, the Podcast about Emptiness
by Ryan Powell
1y ago
Xu, the Podcast about Emptiness returns in 2023 with this Inner Alchemy meditation from the Emei Zhengong Daoist tradition called Tu Gu Na Xin ~ Exchanging energy with the Universe.  Get into a quiet space where you won't be disturbed for 30 minutes, close your eyes and enter the inner landscape of your body and your five Yin organs.  Practicing Tu Gu Na Xin is a way to refine the spiritual energy of these precious jewels of life energy within your body and release the old, stagnant energy within you.  This is how we prepare the field for the coming new life energy of Springtime ..read more
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