What is The Parking Lot Meditation?
This is a short meditation that you can do in public
Anywhere you can sit and close your eyes
for a few minutes
I learned it from Serge Kalihi King
And it’s based upon the Piko Piko or point-to-point or center-to-center breathing of his Huna tradition.
This is a very useful meditation for any time you feel emotional and otherwise off and need to center
I would often use this meditation in the parking lot, behind the wheel of my parked car.
Before heading back into work after lunch to calm myself
Before facing the dumpster fires, I knew I would face there.
It is one of the best methods I know to get quickly centered
to calm the emotions
to come back to yourself
to feel safe, secure, and in a place where you can handle anything and everything.
How is this easier than other forms of meditation?
This meditation can be done sitting, standing, or lying down.
No equipment is necessary.
The routine is simple and gives a point of focus for your mind.
The routine is easy to do and relaxing.
You simply go from point to point, inhaling and exhaling, and adding visualization, if you wish.
What are the benefits of this meditation?
This meditation can be done anytime, anywhere without calling attention to yourself.
It is the easiest system to learn that I know of.
It is the easiest way I know of to calm down and relax the mind.
Why learn meditation?
Simple to learn,
Easy to do.
Gives you one more stress-management tool to help you deal with chaos.
Who is teaching?
My name is David Burch.
I’m a former Information Technology Professional, turned certified Tai Chi & Qigong Instructor.
I am a Certified Teacher of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Easy™, which is recommended by the National Counsel on Aging (NCOA).
I have attended over 500 hours of in-person, intensive training in Qigong and Tai Chi.
I’ve been interesting in Qigong since I was a teenager.
In midlife, I encounter two healing crises: First, my liver shut down. A few years later, I was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease, formerly known as End Stage Renal Failure.
Striving to improve my health, I rediscovered Qigong and I’ve been practicing daily now for well over 10 years.
I have also learned other mind-body practices, like Huna, which work well with Qigong.
When can I expect results?
The amazing thing about this exercise is that you should feel calm and centered after a few rounds, which takes only a few minutes. If not, you just keep on going until you do.
What will I learn?
You will watch an instruction video that shows you how to do this exercise.
I have two videos, one showing the points from the front and one showing the points from the back. Left and right don't matter for this, but I have two different videos, just in case the mirroring is confusing. Just choose the video that resonates with you.
You can download the videos and take them with you, as video and audio to practice along with me.
It won't take you long though before it will be ingrained through practice and you won't need anything.