Archive for November, 2009

Winter Qigong Classes–2010

Beginning in January I will host two 8-week Qigong classes. Both classes will run two times a week; on Mondays and Fridays. Students can choose to attend one or both classes, either once or twice a week.

Taoist Yoga

Mondays and Fridays from noon to 1:00 will be Introduction to Taoist Yoga: Stretch your muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints using the principles of Chinese movement.

The cost for this course is $80. You can take it once or twice for the same price.

Prevent Colds and Flu

Mondays and Fridays from 1:00 to 2:00 will be Qigong to Prevent Colds and Flu. Use vibrating healing sounds and slow, rhythmic, repeating movements to knock an incipient sickness off it’s trajectory.

The cost for this course is $80. You can take it once or twice for the same price.

Expanding and Contracting the Rings

Here are photos of one of the Qi-refining exercises that will build the strength of your immune system.

Pull Qi up from the Ground

Pull Qi up from the Ground

Flow Qi over the Head

Flow Qi over the Head

Descend Qi into the Earth

Descend Qi into the Earth

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Qigong Workshops Offered

Here is basic list of Qigong Workshops that I offer. Click the hyperlink to get the 20-page PDF document of more detailed descriptions of each workshop listed below.

  • Five Flows Qigong Set: Two-hour workshop
  • Qigong to Prevent Colds and Flu: Two or four-hour workshop
  • The Delightful Dozen: Four-hour workshop
  • Healthy Joint Qigong: Two, four, or six-hour workshop
  • Empower Your Breathing: Four-hour workshop
  • Six Healing Sounds with Color Radiation: Four-hour workshop
  • Qigong Self-Massage: Two or four-hour workshop
  • Swimming Dragon: Four-hour Workshop
  • Taiji Qigong (Tai Chi Chi Kung): Four-hour workshop
  • Chakra Tuning and Auric Butterfly: Four-hour workshop
  • Five Animal Frolics Qigong: Two or four-hour workshop
  • 36-Movement Snake Qigong Set: Taught in a pair of four-hour workshops
  • Introduction to Medical Qigong Therapy: One-day or two-day workshop

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Wild Goose Qigong: The First 64 Form

Here is a video of the First 64, the most well-known formal sequence from the Wild Goose Qigong, or Dayan Qigong , system.

Fast Versus Slow

I perform the set quite fast in the video. Faster Wild Goose practice tends to activate more Yang energy and eliminate more stagnant Qi than doing it more slowly. (And the rain was coming any minute as I was filmed.)

Performing at a slower pace is also a wonderful way to practice this form.

I do the form (as best as I can emulate) in the style of Paul Li, my most recent teacher of Wild Goose Qigong.

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A Famous, Fun System of Exercise

Wild Goose Qigong is an intricate system of many movements done in the general style of Wild Geese. It is a famous system in China and getting more known here in the West all the time. It is great fun to practice.

There is so much just in this one form. There are

  • Many point-charging movements
  • Snap releases of Toxic Qi
  • Stretches
  • Qi Channel flow-increase movements
  • Qi absorption techniques
  • Organ regulating methods
  • Brain and nervous system regulating
  • Rooting stances to build a strong foundation
  • Kidney charging for building the body’s energy
  • Lung opening moves
  • and more

Arms of the Goose

Notice how the arms are usually kept bent, like wings. This helps the Qi flow strongly through the arms.

Shimmering Hands

The special shaking hand motion is called Shimmering Hands. As far as I know this motion is unique to Wild Goose Qigong. Fast shimmering can break loose stagnations, open blockages, and build a more balanced nervous system. It can also be used to rapidly and repeatedly bring in new Qi and release old Qi.

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