Spring Modern Qigong - Monday 5:45pm - Membership Series 9 weeks
September 16, 2019 December 2, 2019
Qigong is a moving meditation practice that comes from ancient China and is connected to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Qi (chi) translates to mean life-force energy, and Gong to mean work, or cultivate. The literal translation of Qigong being ‘energy work’.
The best way to describe the practice of Qigong is as a gentle and restorative exercise therapy. The purpose of the practice is to release tension; physical, mental and emotional tension, in order to allow the energy of the body to circulate freely and without stagnation or blockage.
Modern Qigong is a powerful, integrative approach to the ancient practice. It brings together movements from the hundreds of traditional forms into a more accessible style that complements our fast paced lifestyles. It allows people to experience the benefits of qigong without the thousands of hours of practice that is often required to master a classical form.
During classes we explore acupressure, standing, slow stretches, gentle flowing movements, breath-work and stillness, accompanied by a strong focus on presence.
When practicing Qigong our intention is to be embodied and present, to connect with ourselves in a holistic way, what is described in Chinese philosophy as connecting The Three Treasures. There are several fundamental principals in the practice of this beautiful form of self-care and restoration, the essence being to slow down, soften the heart and to do less.
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The class takes place on...
September 9 at 5:45 pm (Monday)
September 16 at 5:45 pm (Monday)
September 23 at 5:45 pm (Monday)
September 30 at 5:45 pm (Monday)
October 21 at 5:45 pm (Monday)
October 28 at 5:45 pm (Monday)
November 11 at 5:45 pm (Monday)
November 18 at 5:45 pm (Monday)
December 2 at 5:45 pm (Monday)
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