December 2018 archive

Five Taoist Yin Qigong – Course Feedback

The Five Taoist Yin Qigong - Fire

Comments from students From Dale “Enhance health and expand consciousness. The instructor is easy to understand and he presents clear explanations for the movements and their benefits.” From Junior ” Yes often times Qi Gong Courses are too pricey and give you little explanation. As a practitioner of Chinese Medicine, it is nice to have …

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Listening Jing – enhance your Qigong

Listening Jing. Take time to be aware of the changes in your Qi.

Without Listening Jing (listening to the Qi) you cannot do Qigong.  Without listening you are merely doing aerobic exercises. Disconnected piano keys Imagine a piano where the keys are not connected to the hammers.  Every key sounds the same, the same dull clunk.  It is only when the key is re-attached that the strings can …

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Course Update – The Exceptional Vessels

The 2019 courses are all filling (The Five Taoist Yin is already fully booked) earlier than usual. If you are interested in coming to the Eight Exceptional Vessels Qigong you had better not wait too long as there are only three spaces left. The Eight Exceptional Vessels Qigong exercises work with the Qi that is …

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Stress and Respiration – Breathe your stress away

stress management - stressed out

Stress and Respiration The relationship between stress and respiration is a chicken and egg one.  Which came first?  Psychological stress impacts on respiration.  It often induces shallower, more rapid, breathing. Shallow, rapid, breathing can induce physiological stress that causes physical anxiety.  Those feelings of anxiety that are often described as “butterflies”, the ones that can …

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Course Feedback – The Embroidered Brocade Qigong

embroidered brocade - white crane

From Kevin ” Very well explained and demonstrated.” From Lesley ” Very clear instructions, easy to follow. Sound and picture quality excellent.” From James ” It is useful in expanding knowledge of Qigong, It is also a useful reminder if you are a visual learner as its handy to see the moves being done.” This …

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Thinking About Insomnia Keeps Me Awake!

insomnia

Everyone has one of those nights when they cannot drop off to sleep. Insomnia on one of those nights is not a problem but when it runs to two, three,four and more there is most definitely a problem. Our sleeping hours turn into hours of restlessness and the hours when we should be awake and …

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Qigong for Back Pain – Which is Best

lordosis

I’m often asked which is the best Qigong for back pain. There are a number of exercises that I teach any of my Shiatsu clients who have chronic back pain, each tailored to the individual, and always with the advice that they are practiced to the easy motion barrier (To the point BEFORE it becomes …

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Learn Qigong at The Wee Retreat

Learn Qigong at the wee retreat - ba duan jin

Due to demand we are starting another class! Join us to learn Qigong at The Wee Retreat. Our new class commences on Wednesday March 6th. During March we will be covering the Five Taoist Yin Qigong, working from a basic level and introducing more profound methods and tools as we go. These classes are suitable …

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