On my cycles to work I am enjoying the emergent cherry blossoms and the bird song that calls forth the budding, leafing, blossoming of the trees. The longer days and the recent sunshine called me forth for outside qigong practice. Last week I took advantage of the sunshine to practice some qigong in a neighbourhood park, the cedar trees offered a resilient strength & deep grounding support. This week’s HappyBelly! workshop, Emerging Shoots, offers opportunity to sense into the wood element. How can the wisdom of wood as expressed through your body assist you in gentle action in the world? As David Whyte says, “What waits in the seed of you to grow and spread its branches again a future sky?” I am looking forward to continued explorations with the element of wood.