In summer, the Qi (energy) that was stored in the lower body during the winter then rose during spring, continues to rise upward and move outward. During this season, we humans want to be social, creative, engage in projects, be in Nature and wear fewer clothes. In Chinese medicine, this is the season of Supreme Yang, the Fire Phase of the Five Phase paradigm. This season corresponds to the physical and spiritual Heart. Just as our physical heart needs to be nourished, so too our spiritual heart desires to be nourished—to connect with something greater than ourselves.
In this class, you’ll learn and practice:
- Two gentle exercises that help to develop the deepest energetic pathway in your body;
- Two gentle exercises that benefit your Heart;
- Two meditations—one for enhancing overall organ health and one that shows how to use the Yang Qi for spiritual awakening.
- You’ll also learn suggestions for your Summer diet that are easy to do.
You can adapt what you learn to fit your schedule, whether it’s 10 or 60 minutes a day. The results are real and correspond to the consistency of your efforts.
Qigong (pronounced “chee gong”) has been part of Chinese culture for over 2000 years. It’s one of the main branches of Chinese medicine. The exercises and meditations in this series of seasonal classes come from a variety of sources, some of them many centuries old. The benefits extend beyond seasonal health and include greater flexibility, increased range of movement, more complete breathing, helping to reduce stress, instilling a sense of well-being and gradual opening of acu-points, meridians and channels thereby encouraging a healthy flow of Qi in the body. The exercises and meditations are suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners of all ages.
This class is based on Qigong Through the Seasons, created by Dr. Ron Davis, author of the book of the same name and practitioner of Chinese Medicine and qigong for 35 years.
This class is appropriate for beginning and experienced students of qigong. Wear clothing conducive to sitting and movement. A handout with room to write notes will be provided.
Sunday, May 17, 9:00–1:00 PM
$66.00 for the 1-Day Course