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Qigong- Bone and Joint Breathing Exercises
Qi means breath and energy, and Gong means skill or exercise. Therefore Qigong (Chi Kung) can loosely be translated as breathing or energy exercise. Qigong has often been referred to as “Chinese Yoga”.
There are many many forms of Qigong, some designed for health and healing, some for enhancing power in martial arts and even other styles of Qigong for peace and/or enlightenment. Some styles of Qigong are practiced while sitting, other styles are practiced while standing and other Qigong Styles are practiced while moving or walking.
The Qigong taught at the Tai Chi Association is an ancient Qigong developed to enhance health, vitality, soft flexible powerful muscles, strong resilient bones, healthy organ function as well as internal power for Martial Arts. The Styles of Qigong taught by The Tai Chi Association are Taiji Qigong and Medical Wu Xing Qigong for health, healing and internal power.
Qigong benefits the body in many ways, from increasing metabolism, helping to slow premature aging, developing a lasting strong mind/body connection, healing the deepest parts of the body including all of the internal organs as well as the bone marrow (helping to prevent or reverse bone disorders) and many more benefits. Qigong is well known for increasing vitality and power in an individual making their bodies stronger and impervious to many injuries as well as healing many common ailments.
Bones are very porous, and they are always “breathing”. The pores allow the passage of oxygen, blood, and nutrition through the bones in the same way a sponge absorbs and releases water. The bones are totally unconscious for most people – but this is where we manufacture our blood and hormones, our life force. Bone and its deep blood consciousness (Awareness) are the key to healing chronic disease. The process is very powerful and self-empowering. The imbalances in our organs and tissues get gradually pushed down into our bone marrow. Releasing the locked- in sickness from the bones can generate healing. Bone Breathing draws external Qi (energy) in through skin, muscles, and tendons to be combined with our Qi (Energy) and compressed into the marrow of the bones through Qigong-bone and joint breathing exercises.
The Tai Chi Association will be hosting a Qigong Workshop on “Balancing Yin & Yang in the Body” with Master Michael Paler
Join us on February 11th, 2012 to learn more about Bone and Joint Breathing Exercises.
Advanced Level I QigongCost $125.00 per person – pre-registration ($150.00 at the door)Day: Saturday February 11, 2012Time: 3:30 – 6:00Location: Tai Chi Association: 108 E. Cheyenne Rd. Suite 211, Colorado Springs, CO. UpstairsBring a note book to class, wear loose comfortable clothing. Snacks included
- Medical Healing Qigong has been shown to improve posture and respiration, induce the relaxation response, cause favorable changes in blood chemistry, and improve self-awareness and concentration.
- It strengthens your bones and joints, improve circulation, and exercise your internal organs as well as the entire body with a variety of healing exercises.
- Those who practiced Qigong experienced greater pain reduction, less depression and improvements in physical function and overall health.
- Read more about the health benefits of Qigong
Master Michael Paler
Michael has studied and practiced Chinese Martial Arts such as Wing Chun, Sholin 5 Animal Gongfu, and others since he was 8 years old. At age 16, Michael began his study and practice of “Internal” Chinese Martial Arts such as Tai Chi Boxing (Taijiquan) Mind-Form Boxing (Xingyiquan), and 8 Trigram Boxing (Baguazhang) as well as Qigong.
Originally from New York, Michael has traveled extensively throughout Tai Chi & Qigong Communities around the country. For over 20 years, he has taught classes in numerous Tai Chi, Qigong, and other related disciplines to people from ages 5 to 93, in both class and personal settings. Since 1999, Michael has been teaching this beautiful art he has dedicated his life to, to benefit others in the Colorado Springs community.
The Tai Chi Association of Colorado Springs offers classes Tuesday – Saturday in Healing Medical Qigong
Healing Qigong Class: Increase energy and relaxation with this very calming class. Strengthen your bones and joints, improve circulation, and excersise your internal organs as well as the entire body with a variety of healing exercises.
With roots in Chinese medicine, Qigong is a practice of cultivating and balancing life energy through aligning breath, movement, and awareness. Today, numerous studies in medical research worldwide have concluded that qigong practice plays a positive role in various categories of health benefits, and is being studied as a form of alternative medicine.
For a class schedule visit: http://taichicoloradosprings.com/classes/