Qi Gong (also spelt Qigong/Chi Kung/Chi Gung) translates from the Chinese as “energy work”. It’s a collective term for movement exercises, breathing techniques, meditation and energy healing. Qi Gong has many of the attributes of Tai Chi (Taijiquan) and Hatha Yoga, but simplier and a lot easier to learn and practice. Exercises are like Tai Chi in style but practiced singularly and repetitively, but not so stretchy as Yoga and is done mainly standing up. This makes the exercises suitable for all ages and abilities. At the end of the session seated meditation is practiced focusing on the breath and mental calmness.
Benefits of Qigong exercises are:
Readjustment of posture and biomechanics
Relaxation and improved state of mind
Cultivation of internal energy for health
More energy to do those things you wish to do in life
Stimulation of blood circulation and lymphatic drainage
No equipment or special clothing is necessary
Next Qi Gong class dates at the Blue Lotus Therapy Centre. Price is £7 per session per head:
Wednesdays 6.30 to 7.30pm & Thursdays 11.00 am to 12 noon
September: Thurs 7th, 14th, 28th (no class 21th)
October: Weds 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th & Thurs 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
November: Weds 1st, 15th, 22nd, 29th & Thurs 2nd, 16th, 23th, 30th (No classes on 8th & 9th)
December: Weds 6th & Thurs 7th. Last ones for 2017!
2018 dates to be announced.
NEW ONE DAY WORKSHOP
QIGONG & THE FIVE CHINESE ELEMENTS
An experiential workshop exploring the five transformational elements of Water, Wood (Tree), Fire, Earth and Metal. Qi Gong exercises that reflect these five transformations will be practiced with an explanation of the various qualities that is being represented. For example the Water phase is associated with the Kidney/Adrenal organs, reproduction, the emotion of fear, stamina & willpower, bones & minerals, black beans & seafood, and so forth….
The workshop will be held at the Blue Lotus Therapy Centre on Saturday 25th March 2017 from 10am to 4pm.
Cost will be £40 per person, and refreshments will be provided. If you are interested contact Dave for further details. This class will be limited to 8 people and booking is essential.
The video below is Dave performing the Iron Bridge Qigong exercise, which allows the flow of energy (Qi) through the body. Useful for the spinal and back issues, neck tension, moves the cerebral-spinal fluid, recharges the Kidney Qi, connects you to the Earthly and Heavenly Forces. Planning more videos soon, watch this space!!
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