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Taoist Qigong Level 3
with Dale Asrael
October 5 / 8:30 AM - October 6 / 6:00 PM
This program has the prerequisites of Taoist Qigong Levels 1-2.
In Level 3 students will learn:
- Hua Tu's Five Animals Calisthenics and tendon-changing Techniques. The five animal forms covered are: tiger, bear, deer, monkey, and bird. The tiger form trains tendon strength, the bear form trains bone strength, the deer form focuses on preserving generative energy, the monkey form trains agility, and the bird form trains balance.
- Part 1 of Chen Xiyi's Red Phoenix Calisthenics System. This system combines tendon-changing, calisthenics, self-massage, and breath regulation.
- More standing qigong postures from Wang Xiangzhai's Yiquan System.
Qigong is designed to cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through Taoist practices that integrate movement, breath, and qi (or internal energy) to promote health and longevity. A form of gentle, relaxing exercise, qigong strengthens joints, muscles, tendons, and bones, increases flexibility, stimulates the circulation of energy in our body, and enhances mental clarity. Qigong is also an excellent way to gently introduce mobility and relaxation to persons who have physical challenges. The workshop includes talks on qigong, Hua Tu (considered the founder of Chinese medicine) and Taoist internal alchemy.
This intensive is a rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique qigong lineages, the Pre-Celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and the Yiquan School. Xiantianwujimen was founded in the Song dynasty (circa 10th to 12th centuries) by Daoist sage Chen Xiyi, who is recognized as "the father of qigong."
This traditional qigong is through the lineage handed down by Dr. Eva Wong, of the Seven Stars Daoist Training.
The cultivation of body needs to be balanced by the cultivation of mind. Therefore, shamatha meditation (as taught in the Shambhala Centers) will be integrated with qigong practice throughout the program.
Our Generosity Policy: We have a generosity policy to make our offerings available to all who wish to participate. If the program price is an obstacle for you, please consider what works for you, and offer as much of the program fee as you can. To arrange for this, please contact us in advance at: [email protected].
For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “Patron Price.” Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.
Repeat participants are welcome to a 50% discount. To arrange for this, please contact us in advance at: [email protected].