Qi Gong (also spelt Qigong/Chi Kung/Chi Gung) translates from the Chinese as “energy work”. Often there is a confusion in how to pronounce Qi Gong. The nearest pronunciation would be “Chee Goong”.
Qi Gong is 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: Weds 12th, 19th, 26th & Thurs 13th, 20th, 27th
October: Weds 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & Thurs 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, (31st no class)
November: Weds 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th & Thurs (1st no class), 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
December: To Be Announced
ONE DAY WORKSHOP
QIGONG & THE FIVE TRANSFORMATIONS
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, the season of winter and so forth. So to help the Water energies of the body, specific exercises are practiced.
This workshop is suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners, and it is also a good introduction to the basic principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The workshop will be held at the Blue Lotus Therapy Centre on Saturday 6th October 2018 from 10am to 4pm.
Cost will be £45 per person. This includes refreshments and a wholesome vegetarian/macrobiotic lunch. Food intolerances (i.e. if you are on a gluten-free diet) can be catered for as long as you declare this a week before the workshop. If you are interested contact Dave for further details. This class will be limited to 8 people and booking is essential with a £20 non-returnable deposit. If in the case that this course is cancelled, all monies will be returned.
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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