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- February 26 QiGong with Donna Ellis | Dec 4
February 26, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
- The purpose of the physical Qigong exercises is to open your body and spirit to the healing energy of Qi. These exercises help open and bring into balance your meridian energy channels for greater Qi, awareness, healing and healing ability. There are hundreds of different Qigong exercises available for a wide range of different purposes.
QiGong with Donna Ellis
Dates: Wednesdays, February 15, 12, 26
Cost: $36 for all 3 February classes or $14/class
Materials: Bring your own yoga mat, blocks and strap, or borrow ours at no cost!
What is Qi Gong?
Qi Gong is a 5000 year old energy healing system from China. Qi is your vital life force energy also known as prana, shakti and ki. Gong refers to the practice or work of circulating the Qi. So Qi Gong is the practice of cultivating and working with vital life force through gentle breathing, stretching and meditative exercises. Qigong cleanses and revitalizes body, mind, heart and spirit and brings all these aspects into harmony with the universe.
Unlike traditional medical treatments, Qigong healing transcends body, mind, time, space and matter. It may be long distance, spontaneous and instantaneous. Qigong practitioners often report profound healing and transformation on many levels. There is the physical relief of symptoms, personal growth, and improvement in relationships with oneself, loved ones and community.
There is a wealth of clinical research from China on the efficacy of Qigong to treat cardiac disease. A clinical study review conducted by Michael Mayer with over 5500 subjects showed that nearly all the studies suggest that Qigong over time, can lower blood pressure in hypertensive patients.
The most extensive single study on Qigong and heart disease followed 203 hypertensive patients over 20 years (Kuang 1991). Participants in the study were randomly assigned to a medication only group or medication plus Qigong group. The Qigong group practiced Qigong twice a day for 30 minutes. While the medication only group saw an increase in blood pressure and 31% requiring an increase in medications, the blood pressure of the Qigong group stabilised with 48% reducing the dosage of medication and 30% no longer requiring antihypertensive medications at all.
As well, the Qigong practice group showed an increased HDL, decreased triglycerides and total cholesterol, decreased incidence of cardiovascular lesions, decreased blood viscosity, and reduced platelet aggregation.
Qigong Exercise for Healing
*nurtures the tendons, muscles, and bones
* develops fast reflexes
* develops courage and righteousness
*develops Internal Power
*clears deep-rooted emotional blockages
*is beneficial for spiritual cultivation
The purpose of the physical Qigong exercises is to open your body and spirit to the healing energy of Qi. These exercises help open and bring into balance your meridian energy channels for greater Qi, awareness, healing and healing ability. There are hundreds of different Qigong exercises available for a wide range of different purposes. For serious students of Qigong, the best way to study is under the guidance of a Qigong master.
Mayer MH: Qigong clinical studies. In Jonas WB, editor: Healing,intention, and energy medicine, New York, 2003, Churchill Livingston
Kuang A, Wang C, Xu D, Qian Y: Research on antiaging effect of qigong, J Tradit Chin Med 11(2):153-158 and 11(3):224-227, 1991
Suzanne Friedman Medical Qigong Exercise Prescriptions: A Self-Healing Guide for Patients & Practitioners 2006
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