The Ba Duan Jin is a well known Qigong system practiced throughout the world. Used for centuries as a way to cultivate physical strength and radiant health, it consists of eight simple exercises to lengthen, relax, and bring strength to the tissues of the body. It also increases the circulation of blood and Qi to the extremities. As with any Qigong practice, it combines the principles of proper breathing and focus to bring about harmony in the body/mind/spirit complex.
Over the years, many variations of the exercises have come about, catering to the needs of the practitioners at the time... deep stances for training strength in the martial arts have been adjusted for easier practice by the elderly, etc. The set of exercises taught in this class will be geared toward building overall health and can easily be varied to individual needs as ones' abilities improve. We will also explore the connection each exercise has to the energetic meridians in association with Traditional Chinese Medicine so that students can grasp the true essence of the practice.
Cost: $89 for all eight classes. All classes are held on Fridays from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
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