Qi Gong - An ancient healing art
Qi gong is the Chinese name for “internal energy exercise”, which engage the body and boost the body’s energy levels through low-impact, targeted movements. Different ways in which the mind’s intent can be applied to affect these motions are also practised to enhance brain-mind functioning.
Get Unstuck & Flow in Life!
Feeling stuck or unbalanced in life or/and in your body? Qi-Gong can help you!
Qigong is a system of self-healing that has been used in China for thousands of years to achieve health and longevity. Qigong is easy to learn, less strenuous than yoga or Pilates, and is accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels.
In these classes, you will learn exercises that combine three elements: abdominal breathing, slow movement, and visualization – to harmonize the body, mind and spirit.
Both relaxing and invigorating Qi-Gong provides numerous health benefits, such as balancing hormones, reducing stress and regulating blood pressure. By cultivating the life force energy within our body, Qigong optimizes health and well-being, increasing vitality, enhancing immunity, building stamina, developing mental acuity and revitalizing sexuality.
Autumn Classes in Edinburgh
Qi-Gong & Free-Flow Movements
1) Every Monday* (evening): 17.30 - 19:-00
Location: @ The Salisbury Centre ( 2 Salisbury Rd, EH16 5AB)
*Starting from Monday 9th Sept 2019
2) Every Tuesday * (evening): 19:30 - 21:-00
Location: @ the Beetroot Sauvage, 33-41, Ratcliffe Terrace, Edinburgh EH9 1SX
*Starting from Tuesday 10th Sept 2019
Drop-in, all levels welcome.
Class Cost: drop in £10 (£8 concession)
Block of 4 classes: , £36 (£32 concession)
FORMS I TEACH:
SHIBASHI QI GONG
The Shibashi are a group of 18 individual Qigong exercises that are designed to balance the Qi throughout the body. Each Shibashi exercise is focused on a primary meridian pair, or element, although some can be modified to change, or enhance, this. These exercises are medicinal and can be used to treat (in a complementary fashion) a number of common ailments.
5 ELEMENTS QI GONG
A Qigong set linked to the Five Elements - Wood, Earth, Water, Fire and Metal. Old Taoism’s approach to the Five Elements is primarily concerned with transformation in body, mind and energy. The Transformational Cycle is represented as:
Qigong and Tai-Chi excercises have been developed in a variety of fixed form that have many benefit when mastered.
My own practice has led me to develop Free-Flow-Movements classes as a way to "connect" to the Qi, the universal energy, applying Qigong principles while letting the body free to move and go with the "Qi flow". It can looks like a dance (Tai Chi litterally means "dancing with Qi") but more improvised and connected to the present moment.
This is a profound practice that enable the body-mind-spirit to discard old fixed patterns and regain its innate creativity (see the Free-Movement Qi-Gong page for more info)
The class will be divided in two parts:
1) LEARNING : In the first part we will learn simple yet powerful Qi Gong warms up & exercises that combine three elements: abdominal breathing, slow postural movement, and visualization.
2) FREE-MOVEMENT/ DANCE / FUN !! The second part will facilitate, through music and other suggestions, the individual exploration and application of what was learnt to free-body movements (Yes, you will also be able to Dance if you wish !!! ) as a way to enjoy ourselves, as well as improve our range of movements and creative body expressions.
Through these various methods Qi is allowed to move and flow freely through the body. If there is any blocked impure or polluted qi (the essence of disease) the body can be cleansed and refined into pure, healing Qi.