QiGong: The Five Treasures & The Eight Pieces of Brocade with Allen

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Saturday, March 25th (Pt. 1)

Sunday, March 26th (Pt. 2)

12:30-2:30pm

   Qi (life-force) Gong (practice)  consists of gentle slow movements that stimulate the acupuncture points and balance the flow of energy along the pathways called Meridians resulting in increased health and vitality.   Each movement will be explained and repeated several times until it flows naturally to your own breathing rhythm.  Many find that it is quite easy to learn and effective in relaxing your body and your mind.  And results are usually immediately felt and quite pleasant.

       Between 500-550AD Bodhidharma a Yoga adept traveled from India to China to spread Buddhism.   When visiting a Shaolin Temple he encountered Monks who although enlightened spiritually, their bodies were weak and frail.  He taught these Monks a series of muscle and tendon strengthening exercises that later became known as the healing system of Qigong.  Qigong is one of the components of Chinese Medicine along with acupuncture, herbs, and massage. Since Qigong is so old and practiced throughout China, many different forms developed.

On Saturday I’ll be teaching a five movement form called The Five Treasures that I learned from Master Song Arun, who resides in Eastern France.   He was the Master that suggested that I teach.  He recently returned from a trip where he was invited to meet the Dalai Lama at his summer residence in India.

On Sunday you’ll learn The Eight Pieces of Brocade one of the most popular and widely practiced form in the world.   It would be wonderful if you could attend both days, but each day can stand alone if you are not able to attend both.

All fitness and experience levels are welcome from beginners to advanced.  And videos of masters performing these forms appear on my website AshevilleQigong.com so you will have a free easily accessible  tool to assist your continued practice at home.   Please email me at allen@ashevilleqigong.com for further information.

Price: $20 [per day]

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