Tai Chi & Qigong for Wellness
Wednesdays, 8:30 – 9:30am (Begins September 6, 2023)
Gerstle Park Basketball Court, San Rafael
$80.00 per month, $20.00 drop-in. First class is free for new students!
Taught by Elizabeth Meloney
Beginners welcome! Registration required.
Special monthly savings available to our students taking more than one weekly class!
This session will continue with instruction in Long Life Qigong, Tai Chi component practices, Dragon & Tiger Medical Qigong and will introduce Healing Hands Qigong.
Qigong is one of the most powerful self-healing traditions developed in human history. Those who use Qigong faithfully tend to need less medication, less acupuncture and heal faster. The primary mechanism that is activated by one’s practice of Qigong is a spontaneous balancing and enhancing of the natural healing resources in the human system. Over thousands of years, millions of people have received the benefit of these gentle practices, believing that improving the flow and function of the chi (life force energy) reverses the effects of aging and empowers you to reclaim health and joy in your life.
Dragon & Tiger Qigong is a 1500 year old form of medical qigong comprised of seven movements that can quickly give practitioners a recognizable feeling of qi in their bodies. Similar to acupuncture, Dragon & Tiger uses the hands and simple body movements to stimulate and balance qi flow along specific points and channels throughout the body. Dragon & Tiger Qigong is one of the forms taught in our Qigong for Healers program.
Dragon & Tiger Qigong can:
- Increase vitality, mental clarity and calmness
- Reduce stress and fatigue
- Enhance immunity
- Strengthen musculature
- Improve performance for athletes and martial artists
- Give healthcare professionals and care givers tools to help heal patients and prevent burnout
- Increase joy!
Healing Hands Qigong is a profound and beautiful form encompassing qi cultivation practices that ground and strengthen the quality and flow of life force energy within the practitioner. Dedicated practice cultivates the ability to emit powerful healing energy for the benefit of all beings as well as the Earth itself. The techniques learned in this form will greatly benefit your own health and well-being, and will over time bring increased awareness, sensitivity and wisdom.
Healing Hands Qigong is part of our Qigong For Healers program and may be practiced alone or in a group as part of a healing circle.
Tai Chi Chuan translates as “Supreme Ultimate Boxing.” Practicing Tai Chi Chuan builds health and well being in many profound ways, including: vitality, meditative focus, inner peace, flexibility, resilience of mind and body, internal power and joy in life! Because Tai Chi deeply relaxes and releases the nervous system, it is the perfect remedy for stress and stress-related disease. Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong movements powerfully increase the circulation and nutritive flow of blood, fluid and energy to all the connective tissues, increasing tone, elasticity, flexibility, and bone, joint and organ health!
Daily practice of the component practices and forms taught in this class will promote the unobstructed flow of qi (vital energy) and stimulate the internal hydraulic systems of the body. These exercises will also slow the aging process by stimulating the natural healing functions of the body, calm the mind and central nervous system, strengthen the body, tone and vitalize the internal organs, loosen the joints, increase energy, improve balance and enliven the spirit.
Practicing Tai Chi and Qigong is highly beneficial as a means of maintaining optimal health and healing from injury or illness. It is a great complement to your other sport and life activities.
Appropriate for any age or fitness level.
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Each new student will be asked to fill out a registration form.