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Join us throughout the year for Qigong Online...
The exercises, stretches, and routines you’ll learn this year are thousands of years old. The practice is dynamic, breath-centered and uses gentle stretching and flowing movements to embody elements of nature, leaving you feeling revitalized and tranquil. While designed as a sequence of qigong classes to do over the course of the year, each session stands on its own. No prerequisites are needed.
October 10, 2023 at 10 AM MNT – Qigong to Live in a Flow State 1
Living a life where things feel effortless, in other words living in a “flow state” comes from living in the present moment. This is a wonderful standing practice that guides you to focus on the “here and now.” You will integrate breathing, activating, purging, stretching, and rotating movements. In addition to several other nourishing exercises, this routine introduces the Soaring Eagle, which focuses on cultivating strength and power by working with the lung meridian. Register Online
November 14, 2023 at 10 AM MNT – Qigong to Live in a Flow State Session 2
In the first part of this routine, you will learn how to massage powerful acupressure points for clearing old energy, also known as “dredging the channels.” Several of the acupressure points focus on the spleen, kidney, and gall bladder meridians. After dredging the channels, you will move through some gentle stretching and rotating exercises. Register Online
December 12, 2023 10 AM MNT – Qigong to Cultivate Positive Energy
You will learn how to transform negative energy into positive, using nothing but your attention. In this routine, you will start on the floor with some breathing and core exercises that focus on strengthening the abdomen and lower back. Then, you will stand and work with meridian stretching exercises before transitioning to a nourishing flow sequence. You will finish the routine with a relaxing meditation in which you use the power of the mind to guide Qi throughout all parts of the body. Register Online
In this series of qigong classes, you will learn “The Five Elements Flow.” These movements work with the basic five yin organs (heart, spleen, kidneys, lungs, and liver) in the body and corresponding meridians. They are designed to circulate Qi (energy), as well as remove stagnant energy from these organs. These Five Element Flowing exercises become a physical formula for greater health and longevity. While designed as a sequence of qigong classes to do over the course of the year, each session stands on its own. No prerequisites are needed.
October 24, 2023 at 10 AM MNT – The Metal Element: Qigong to Breathe Deeply Session 2
The exercises in this practice allow you to continue to empower the lungs and increase your breathing capacity. You will experience the physical benefits of deep breathing, as well as silence and quietude that result. The elegance of the Metal Element movements further strengthen your immunity and bring a beautiful glow to the skin. The sequence also includes acupressure massage for the lungs. Register Online
December 5, 2023 at 10 AM – The Water Element: Qigong to Care for the Lower Back Session 1
The Water Element energy moves downward, constantly following the path of least resistance. In balance, the Water Element nurtures abundance and restores your vital life essence, like recharging a battery. It I associated with the kidneys and urinary bladder. You will use soft, flowing movements to move like water to release tightness, tension, and pain in the low back. The exercises also help you increase your strength and energy. Register Online
December 12, 2023 8:45-9:45 AM – The Water Element: Qigong to Care for the Lower Back Session 2
You will continue nourish your vital essence that feeds and renews your life force. Additionally, the movements in this practice allow you to release fear, the primary emotion that occurs when the kidney system, the Water Element system, is out of balance. You will also focus on nurturing and strengthening the bones, associated with the kidney system, through movements such as Kidney Circles and the Fountain. Register Online