2 hours Qigong introduction workshop
Timetable for 2 hour Qigong introduction workshop
|Tue 23/08||6pm-8pm||Baulkham Hills||9,Wistaria Place||Liu zijie||6 Words of internal qigong|
|Thur 25/08||6.30pm-8.30pm||Winston Hills||
Winston Hills Community Centre. Caroline Chisholm Drive, Winston Hills Mall
|Yijinjing||method training of mind, body and spirit, strengthen muscles|
|Sat 27/08||9am-11am||Merrylands||Merrylands RSL 14 Military Road||Wuqinxi||5 Animals of internal qigong|
Qigong Workshop Professionals China National Qigong Association
Dr Ou Liangshu Qigong Master, China National Qigong Association
Ou Liang-Shu, male, 67years old, graduated from Anhui Medical University- Medical Department in December 1968. He is currently the hospital chief physician of acupuncture in Second Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Traditional Chinese Medical, and the instructor of Qigong national social sports. His study is about Medical Qigong combined with traditional Chinese medicine theory to explain the secret of Qigong's health, to promote research in the practice of qigong practice of traditional health culture.
Wang Jing, Wushu national level athletes, graduated from the Shanghai physical Education Department of martial arts, master's degree in 2010, Tongji University. Tongji University Wushu Association instructor, Shanghai University, win a number of awards credited; visit Germany and received the "Outstanding coach" title in 2011
Yang Yubing, Professor PhD Beijing University
These workshops will offer inspiration and practical knowledge in an Eastern approach to health and well being. By working through different movements that constitute each form you will learn the relationship between each movement and Chinese medicine theory. The gentle and flowing movements stimulate vital energy, creating harmony and health for both body and mind.The workshop program will be of interest to Qigong and Tai Chi practitioners at all levels, students of martial arts and anyone interested in the traditional Chinese health system.
Workshop 1: Wu Qin Xi (Five Animal Exercises)
Wu Qin Xi: Five Animal Qigong Exercises is an accessible, easy to learn qigong exercise that imitates the movements of animals and birds.
The Five Animal Qigong exercises were developed by Hua Tua, a leading physician of the Eastern Han Dynasty whose inspiration came from the observation of tigers, deer, bears, monkeys and birds. He came to the conclusion that wild creatures regularly performed certain exercises which can be replicated in order to build up the constitution and improve life skills.
The Five-Animal Qigong is practised by imitating symbolically and physically the movements, breathing and sounds of the five animals. It consists of some standard forms of movements, spontaneous movements and sounds, and simple but effective techniques that can be practised sitting, lying or even travelling on an airplane. It can be used as a method of healing, a style of arts and a way of spiritual channelling.
The exercises combine the internal with the external, invigorating the organs and soothing the nervous system, while strengthening and toning the external musculature. Regular practice of the Five Animal Qigong Exercise can limber up the joints, strengthen the waist, nourish the organs, help prevent disease and prolong life.
The father of Chinese medicine, Hua Tua concluded that the single greatest secret for a healthy life lay in the practice of correct movement. His analogy became dear to the hearts of all tai chi enthusiasts: "A doors hinge wont get worm-eaten, if you use it." Qigong and tai chi movements, when properly performed, stimulate that internal lubrication of free-flowing qi, blood, and lymph essential to our continued health and sense of well being.
The Five-Animal Qigong is an uninhibited approach to meditative movement allowing for strong benefits without an overly serious approach. It has been seen as an effective tool for emotional catharsis and mental cultivation. For example, the tiger form is a great way of expressing and transforming anger and the monkey, a strong approach to sharpening the mind and senses. The symbolic connotation of the animals can have great effects on state of mind and behaviour. The dignity and masculine power of the tiger, the elegance of the deer, the earthiness and soft strength of the bear, the graceful and free spirit of the bird and the liveliness and vigilance of the monkey, all imprint their marks on the consciousness and assist in building confidence and self-esteem.
Workshop 2: Liu Zi Jue (The Six Healing Sounds)
The Six Healing Sounds breathing exercise (Liu Zi Jue) is a very old traditional exercise dating back to the Taoist Monks in 200 BC. Each sound is associated with a particular body organ and the vibrations made from that sound stimulate the organs function. Based on this, the practice of this exercise can assist in regulating the blood and Qi circulation to achieve a balance of Yin and Yang in the body.
This exercise is a simple yet powerful tool to promote energy levels, physical and emotional healing, and balance. Regular daily practice of the Six Healing Sounds will assist in management of chronic diseases, blood and Qi circulation, improving cardiovascular and respiratory function, and improving reaction times.
It is a very flexible exercise, as you can practice all six sounds in order or only practice specific sounds to treat specific conditions in the body
The healing sounds function in three major ways:
1. Using the throat and the oesophagus releases excessive heat from the organs.
2. The shaping of the mouth and tongue causes a resonance of the sounds which stimulates the internal movement of the organs.
3. Coordination of physical movement with the sounds enables a natural freedom in breathing.
Releasing excessive heat cools the organs, while the vibrations of the sounds stimulate their functions. Regaining spontaneous free breath instead of a restricted habit of breathing allows an increase of oxygen in the blood. The inter-relationship between the organs and the neural, endocrine, musculoskeletal and immune systems are the distinctive characteristic of Traditional Chinese Medical (TCM) practice. The TCM principle of treating sickness has become widely accepted in the West.
The Six Healing Sounds for Stress Management
Performing the Six Healing Sounds has been the Taoist way of dealing with stress for over 2000 years.
In the modern world, just about everybody has to deal with some sort of stress. Health professionals have placed stress as an underlying factor in a wide range of diseases.
Clinical studies have proven that an increase of oxygen from correct breathing techniques has a major effect on reducing stress and anxiety and will improve the overall health of the person practicing breathing exercises.
Workshop 3: Ba Duan Jin (Eight Golden Treasure Brocade)
Also known as Ba Duan Jin (Eight Bolts of Silk), this is a kind of dynamic Qigong practice having the characteristics of both Qigong and a health-strengthening exercise. It is derived from one of the oldest health-strengthening folk exercises in China, which was created 800 years ago.
Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory, eight movements were created to focus on strengthening the bones and muscles, regulating respiration and Qi circulation while utilizing Qigong control of the mind. Each of the 8 movements is related to different internal organs such as the liver, stomach, spleen and heart, and may be practiced in whole or part to focus on the prevention and treatment of specific medical problems.
Increased muscular strength and the development of the pectoral muscles can assist in providing a graceful figure. The use of the core muscles will help in the prevention and treatment of kyphosis and scoliosis along with some common chronic diseases such as cervical spondylopathy, pain in the lower back and legs, and stomach ache. With persistent practice, the Ba Duan Jin can also tone the brain, strengthen health and prolong life.
The Eight Golden Treasure Brocade is simple and easy to learn, and may be varied in intensity to suit the individual. Once you have learnt it, it is best practiced in the morning or evening in fresh air, for 15-30 minutes each time.
Workshop 4: Yi Jin Jing (Twelve Limbering Exercises)
Yi Jin Jing is an exercise derived from Dao Yin Qigong consisting of 12 movements that are performed in a standing position. It is simple to learn and suitable for people of all ages. It is the most renowned and popular of all the classic Chinese Qigong meditation exercises.
In ancient China, the monk Bodhidharma saw the need for monks at the Shaolin Temple to do some limbering meditation exercises as too much sitting meditation could lead to poor health and stagnation of Qi flow. So he developed some exercises by combining Martial Arts and Dao Yin Qigong to help the monks get fitter. As the years went by the Shaolin Monks modified and perfected these exercises to eventually form a special system called Yi Jin Jing, TheTendons and Sinews Limbering Exercise C yi meaning change, jin meaning "tendons and sinews", and jing meaning "methods".
As with all Yang Sheng or Life Enhancement exercises the focus is on the cultivation of vital energy (Qi or Chi), promoting the optimal function of internal organs and Qi circulation. The Yi Jin Jing is particularly well-known for assisting in pain relief in the muscles, ligaments and tendons in the neck, shoulders and back. Regular practice can help promote physical and mental well-being, prevent illness, strengthen the body, help improve balance and coordination, and even prolong life.
Workshop 5: Shi Er Duan Jin (Twelve Golden Treasure Brocade)
The Twelve Golden Treasure Brocade is a set of sitting-based exercises which focuses on the movements of neck, shoulders, back and legs. It helps strengthen the whole body starting from the head and working down through the neck, shoulders, back, arms, legs and finally, the chest and stomach.The Twelve Golden Treasure Brocade is simple and easy to learn, and may be varied in intensity to suit the individual. It is an ideal exercise for people who are not very mobile as it can be done either on a chair or sitting on the floor.
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