Traditional Chinese Qigong: Levels 1 - 3
with John Rockwell
May 2 / 12:00 AM - May 6 / 12:00 AM
We all move and breathe. These are ordinary activities common to all human beings and, yet, they are also far more than ordinary. Over two thousand years ago, Daoist sages in China began to employ these activities for uncommon results, developing the foundations of qigong.
Qigong is an internal system of exercise that integrates movement, breath, and qi (sometimes spelled chi) or internal energy to promote health and longevity. A form of gentle, relaxing exercise, qigong strengthens joints, muscles, tendons, and bones, increases flexibility, stimulates the circulation of energy in our body, and enhances mental clarity. Qigong not only maintains physical and mental well-being for healthy individuals but is also an excellent way to gently introduce mobility and relaxation to persons who have physical challenges. In addition, Qigong is used as a tool to build the foundation for sitting meditation.
The program will introduce participants to several basic practices of Daoist qigong drawn from two unique lineages, the Pre-celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and the Yiquan School. The forms include self-massages, slow movements, stretching, standing postures, and meditation.
This course is the foundation for a progressive program of qigong instruction presented by Eva Wong and authorized instructors, exclusively through Shambhala Centers.
Special Repeater Price: $160 per level (Levels 1-2 are taken together and priced as one level)
Eva Wong will be teaching Levels IV/V May 6 - 10. Learn more.