Five Animal Frolics - Traditional Health Qigong - 12 week course
September 29, 2018 December 15, 2018

Series Of Classes

Total # of Classes
Class length
75 minutes
Five Animal Frolics, also called Wu Qin Xi  dates back to the Han Dynasty (25-220). This form is considered the earliest form of Medical Qigong and is associated with famous Chinese physician Hua Tuo who lived from 110-207 CE, he is often referred to as the Father of Chinese Medicine. 

Wu Pu was one of Hua Tuo's outstanding disciples, he lived for over 100 years, and practiced the Frolics daily.  Wu Pu wrote a book called The Five Animal Classic, from which only a few fragments have survived.  Wu Pu reported that Hua Tuo once said:

"Man's body must have exercise, but it should never be done to the point of exhaustion.  By moving about briskly, digestion is improved, the blood vessels are opened, and illnesses are prevented.  It is like a used doorstep which never rots.  As far as Tao Yin (bending and stretching exercises) is  concerned, we have the bear's neck, the crane's twist, and swaying the waist and moving the joints to promote long life.  Now I have created the art called the Frolics of the Five Animals: the Tiger, the Deer, the Bear, the Monkey, and the Crane. It eliminates sickness, benefits the legs, and is also a form of Tao Yin.  If you feel out of sorts, just practice one of my Frolics.  A gentle sweat will exude, the complexion will become rosy; the body will feel light and you will want to eat."
This form is considered a Chinese Health Association Qigong form and consists of a series of movements that imitate the actions of animals based on the habits of the tiger, deer, bear, monkey and bird. This is not an entry level form and it is highly recommended that students have experience in both Integrative and Classical qigong prior to undertaking this course. 

Classical qigong is a practice of slow, precise, differientiated movement, presence and breath-work. The form is learnt in 75 minute sessions over a period of 12 consecutive weeks. 

A commitment to the entire course is required, along with personal practice. As taught by Master Wang of Wang Zhi Ping Tai Chi School - Yangshou China

Please note that there is a no refund policy on special events, workshops, trainings and courses.

The class takes place on...

September 29 at 10:30 am (Saturday)
October 6 at 10:30 am (Saturday)
October 13 at 10:30 am (Saturday)
October 20 at 10:30 am (Saturday)
October 27 at 10:30 am (Saturday)
November 3 at 10:30 am (Saturday)
November 10 at 10:30 am (Saturday)
November 24 at 10:30 am (Saturday)
December 1 at 10:30 am (Saturday)
December 8 at 10:30 am (Saturday)
December 15 at 10:30 am (Saturday)

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