What is Qi Gong?
Qi (pronounced ‘chi’) is the energy of life that runs through our body. It connects Jing; the essence of life, to Shen; spirit of life. According to the Chinese philosophy (Taoist and Buddhist philosophies), the observation of nature and its cycles helps explain the cycle, flow, and movement of energy in our human body. The human being stands rooted in Earth, like the roots of a tree, connected to the Sky, like a tree canopy reaching above. Qi means energy of life and Gong means work. Practicing Qi Gong is a tool to learn to feel the Qi, (re)balance its flow, remove energy stagnation, use it to free space in the body, and eventually open the consciousness to new understandings.
What will you learn?
The teaching is based both on a Buddhist approach and the taoist philosophy. The Buddhist approach emphasizes the intuitive intelligence, the overall feeling and perception of Qi, and enhance the spiritual reception, while the taoist philosophy brings the structure, an understanding of how energies relate together and flow through the body. These abilities are built over time through movements that help (re)balance, harmonize, ground the body, and connect body and mind through mindfulness and awareness. The regular practice – weekly or daily practice – helps strengthen the body, learn the correct posture and movements, and build lasting and healthy habits in the body. Theme workshops provide theoretical understanding and knowledge of the art of Qi Gong, including the role of the five elements within the cycle of the seasons, a basic understanding of meridians and their energies, and the Chinese philosophy that gives a more holistic perspective.
Benefits of Qi Gong
- Relaxation, stress release
- Awareness of the body
- Balance and grounding
- Resetting the mind
- Recharging the body with positive energy
- Enhancing the overall state of well-being
- Learning how to listen to the body to eventually progress toward self-healing
from December 6, 2023 to January 9, 2024 (included)