This is an introductory into Qigong or Chinese Medical Movement Therapy (see more info below)
The outcome for the workshop is to deliver an opportunity for a new physical experience with focus on self care. The primary results is an increase in health and well-being from the inside out. By tonifing the internal organs and unblocking the meridian pathways one could expect to re-set and bring balance to your physical self and in turn emotional being.
9:45 - Arrival
10am - Ritual, Karanga, Karakia & Qigong Bow
Theory "Qigong at a Glance"
What is Qigong & the History of Qigong?
The 3 treasures in Chinese Medicine & how they relate to Tinana Haa Wairua
Medical & Physical benefits of the exercises that will be practiced. (These are takeaway forms for your own self care kete)
Yin & Yang Organs & Meridians within the body.
Opening & Manu Ahi Warm Up - Qigong Sequence
Forms specific for anxiety, mental fatigue, insomnia, inner strength & desk jockeys.
12pm - closing Karakia, Tea & Reflection
$29pp (sponsored rate)
QI (sounds like CHEE) = Energy, Life Force, Vitality GONG (sounds like LONG but with a G) = Work, Skill, Mastery Qigong was first practiced by the Wu people of ancient China, who were also the first Daoist. They were tribal peoples, shamans, mystics and healers. Needless to say there are more Qigong styles to count than there are grains of sand on a beach and in turn sooooooo many ways in which it can be categorised.
For us we will divide Qigong simply into Dynamic & Static. Each branch has martial, meditative and medical applications as well as wei dan and nei dan practices (external and internal)
I teach dynamic medical forms of Qigong, which are relative in our current social lifestyle to assist in bringing harmony to Body, Breath and Spirit.