Qigong (pronounced "chee-gung") is an ancient healing art based on bringing balance to the body/mind/spirit by exercising and nourishing your internal energy or "qi." This is achieved though holding various postures, using specific breathing techniques, and focusing your intentions. This class is intended to introduce and develop body principles shared by all styles of qigong and to improve your understanding of the practice. To do this, we will explore various sitting, standing, and walking methods/meditations. With the skills we foster in this class, you can easily learn other styles or sets of qigong much faster and with a greater understanding of the mind/body dynamic. There are literally thousands of different qigong exercises that have been developed and refined over the last few millennia. However, they all share the same guiding principles that make them an effective means of self-healing. Since fundamentals are crucial to any skillful practice, this class will be on-going and will flow with the increasing skill level and experience of the participants. Like many other mind/body exercises, the benefits of qigong require a commitment to practice, thus an at-home routine in between group classes in encouraged. Please know that even if you've never taken qigong before, you are welcome in this class. We currently offer five classes per week to accommodate your new (and established) qigong practice!
Qigong Organ Purification
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Connect inward with this ancient healing practice and renew yourself through the six Qigong healing sounds! Using relaxed, gentle vocalizations and guided meditation we will vibrate and open the vital organs and their energetic channels, bringing balance to the body and tranquility to the mind. You will leave feeling relaxed yet open and alive! Have a particular health concern? There's a sound for that! The healing sounds by their very nature of working through the throat have a direct effect in helping us find our voice, making it a transformative practice for those who have trouble speaking up for, or expressing themselves. All are welcome to join in!