It connects the arms and legs to the spine, energizes the internal organs and improves digestion. Bend the Bow and Shoot the Arrow is healing, relaxing and a great practice for everyone who wants to feel more flexible and at ease. Better Breathing Breath is life. In this class Taoist breathing techniques will teach students how to relax their breath as a way to reduce stress and tension, prevent and heal illness and provide the basis for effective tai chi, chi kung and meditation. An excellent class for beginners and intermediates alike.
Better Breathing is open to all. Heron Breathing strengthens legs and improves balance while relaxing the breath, invigorating the internal organs and calming the mind. The gentle energizing movements of Blue Heron make it an excellent introduction to the healing aspect of Chi Kung and a great set for everyone who wants to feel healthier and more alive. Breath for Health Relaxation for the modern age. Ancient Chinese techniques to enhance your energy, calm your mind and improve your health. Useful for everyday life, this relaxed approach to breath increases endurance, releases tension and unifies body and mind.
Excellent for beginners and intermediates alike, Breath for Health is open to all. It uses the natural circular movements of the body to relax nerves, circulate energy, strengthen the system and improve health. The smooth steady movements enable students to focus the mind, open the meridians, connect the limbs to the torso and increase range of motion.
Beneficial to beginners and intermediates alike, Circling Hands Chi Kung will be useful for dancers, athletes, healers and practitioners of Chi Kung and Tai Chi. Chi Kung Meditation Chi Kung Meditation brings 'motion to stillness and stillness to motion' and takes meditation into daily life.
Students will learn standing, sitting and moving exercises to energize their body, relax their nervous system and calm their minds. These gentle techniques combine physical movement with softening of the breath and easing of the mind to produce a unique whole body experience that balances the energies of the lower, middle and upper energy centers, for health, strength and ease. Chinese Bodywork for Health and Healing These traditional Chinese techniques release pain and tension, open blocked energy channels and free your own energy and that of others. The class presents techniques for self-massage and two person practices as well as several psychic self-defense exercises designed to prevent burnout.
Useful for everyone interested in health, relaxation and massage Chinese Bodywork is open to individuals at all levels of experience. The Classics will serve as as a base to help students understand the deeper ideas behind Tai Chi, Chi Kung, meditation so they may improve their forms, increase their energy and feel more relaxed. It is appropriate for students at all ages and levels of fitness, is easy to learn and can be used to relieve stress, increase flexibility and enhance well-being.
Dragon and Tiger chi kung is open to all. Eight Pieces of Brocade The Eight Pieces of Brocade is one of the oldest and most commonly practiced chi kung sets in the world for health and longevity. Athletic and energizing, it strengthens the legs, stretches the ligaments and energizes the entire body.
An excellent transition from external to internal movement, the Eight Pieces of Brocade is appropriate for students at all levels of experience.
Energy of Healing The Energy of Healing turns ancient medical theory into a vibrant chi kung practice for strength and well being. Students will use the insights of Chinese medicine to improve the circulation of blood and chi, aid delivery of oxygen to the cells, stimulate the immune system, open the acupuncture meridians and balance the 5 elements that flow through the body. A terrific introduction for beginners and a great way for intermediates to increase their understanding of the Taoist internal arts. Energy, Circulation and Vitality Energy is the vibrant heart of the internal arts.
It is the basis of all Tai Chi and chi kung, the healing energy of Chinese massage and the fuel for Taoist meditation. This course will help students dissolve energy blocks and circulate chi from their feet to their belly in order to enhance our health and vitality, add spring to our step and help us produce the power to reach our goals. This safe, relaxing and effective way to practice spirituality in daily life is open to all. Merging and circulating the energies of body and mind, opening the joints and balancing the meridians, these ancient practices help ward off disease and create feelings of relaxation and harmony with oneself and the universe.
Essentials of Healing is easy to understand for beginners and invaluable for established practitioners. Everyday Chi Kung Renew, restore and refresh yourself with these easy to learn exercises from ancient China that relax the breath, stretch the muscles and harmonize the chi of the entire body. Everyday Chi Kung will increase your strength, expand your endurance and add zip to your step.
A great set for beginners and all those wishing to enjoy their exercise everyday, Finding Your Root Like a tree on a mountain Tai Chi and Chi Kung practitioners stand between heaven and earth and are nurtured by both. Students will learn Taoist breathing and dissolving techniques that will help them receive energy from the universe and send it down to their roots in the earth.
We will learn standing practices that provide a solid base for all Tai Chi forms, Push Hands and overall good health.
Chan demonstrates chi kung weight lifting at the Tai Chi Farm. The exercises reduce the incidence of repetitive stress injuries, enhance range of movement and ward off disease. A great practice for martial artists, healers and all who would like to feel healthier, more relaxed and vital. Freeing your Chi is open to all. This smoothly flowing one-movement exercise strengthens the muscles, stretches the ligaments, tones the internal organs, sends chi to the fingertips and energizes and relaxes body and mind.
A great addition to anyones daily routine, Gathering Essence is open to all. The exercises in Get More Chi Now will help students release bound chi, coordinate physical movement and energy and take advantage of subtle body alignments to increase their health, endurance and vitality.
Gods Playing in the Clouds This powerful chi kung set features flowing movement and vibrant energy.
This graceful set includes many healing techniques of the Chinese masters and was the personal chi kung set of Taoist Master Liu Hung Chieh. Gods Meditating in the Clouds This powerful chi kung unites the techniques of Taoist Meditation with the motions of Gods in the Clouds, to help enhance and circulate blood and chi throughout the body, strengthen the internal organs, open the heart and harmonize body, mind and spirit.
Gods Spiraling in the Clouds This set unites the natural spiraling pathways of people's energy body with the motions of Gods Playing in the Clouds to provide a meditative chi kung set with flowing movement and vibrant energy. These 6 fluid exercises enhance and spiral energy throughout the body to strengthen the bones, open the heart and lift the spirits.
Grounding, Balance and Structure Traditional Taoist standing, breathing and movement practices will help individuals release tension and become more balanced and energized. Standing practices root pupils to the earth and calm the nerves, unified movement soothes the mind. Healing Your Joints Increase the flexibility in your back, neck, shoulders and arms by adding spring to your joints. Traditional Chinese medical theory believes many illness begin when we loose elasticity and become rigid and that the joints of our body are the first place to suffer.
Open to All. Inside the Ten Taoist Exercises Move beyond the externals and into the heart of The 10 Taoist Exercises to energize your internal organs, increase your stamina, strengthen your immune system and relax your mind. Longevity Breathing Breath is life.
A few never came back. Just one class can start the healing process and set emotions and energy in motion. A student once told me that she cried for three days and was afraid to come back lest she cry in public. Qigong is powerful, but I have never seen anyone set paper on fire. I seriously doubt the validity [of the video]; I need to check it out for myself. Such reactions, she tells me, are normal. I learn of the benefits.
I will feel more connected and balanced and will be able to reduce depression and stress-related disorders.
I will also be able to improve my cardiovascular system, lymphatic and digestive functions. Ailments are imbalances of energy. If you understand that energy, you can act proactively and do something about it before it ends in illness. With qigong, you have inner strength, and with that strength there's almost nothing you cannot do," she says.
Wyland-Fries speaks from experience. In , she was diagnosed with skin cancer. I've also had numerous medical conditions from kidney stones to gallstones, and managed these too with the help of the discipline. Her own story emboldened her to teach qigong. On the days that I don't practise, I'm nowhere nearly as effective as I am when I do, even if I do so for 10 to 15 minutes. What's more is that it provides me with a great sense of power and joy.
She speaks of another time when she harnessed the power of qigong to free herself from a landslide in the South of England. He was up to his calves in mud. I rushed over and pulled him out, but got stuck myself. I waited for help. When the coastguard arrived, he simply gaped in disbelief. I listen intently, wondering if I'll ever find myself in a perilous situation in which I might make use of the mind mastery of qigong.
So I ask her of the discipline's everyday application. She proceeds to teach me a few de-stressing exercises which I plan to use when I'm back at my desk. You can manage them any time by clicking on the notification icon. Monday, July 1, Beating Breast Cancer. Carolina D'Souza tries to appear calm while trying a qigong posture in which she has to push her arms outwards, pretending she is pushing them against resistance.
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Chi Kung is an ancient system of exercise which is widely practised in China and has been for many hundreds of years because of its ease and incredible. Get Your Health Back Fast with Chinese Chi Kung - Kindle edition by Iain Armstrong. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.