Tai Chi Ireland Studio: Unit 2, Newmarket Court, St.Luke's Avenue,Dublin 8, Dublin
Starts Wednesday, 13 Feb, 2019 at 19:15
Teacher: Jan Golden
Phone: 087 9795042
Course Category: Qi Gong
There is a welter of Qi Gongs in the world now. I have only my experience to teach from, and I like my information to come from masters who have trained for a long time with masters who themselves trained for a long time. Often, in the West these days, slick marketing, unrealistic promises and pandering to celluloid fantasies are accepted uncritically.
This course will give you introductory principles of movement and breathing to enable you to further your interest in whatever Qi Gong or Tai Chi you wish to do. Many of the exercises are good enough to be practiced on their own for months or even years with visible benefits within days.
Tai Chi is not magic. Qi Gong neither. We all have a body in a heavy gravitational field and you can either use it efficiently to its optimum power or it will wither and atrophy. We are not searching for or growing food all day like we used to, and our immobility has a sharp price in smaller cycles of movement as we age.
This course will help you start to understand the body so that it can be utilised every day for maximum power in every movement, and given tools to prevent you from falling back into debilitating habits.
People are only dimly aware of their bodies until it begins to break down or hurt from long-term damage. We will try to make you feel and recognise the Neutral or Zero Point; the position where you are balanced in all planes. It can be tested. From this position you begin to learn movements, via the Movement Principles, like “How to move your arms from your body” and “Learning to twist from the legs” and so on, slowly building up a repertoire of motion.
In order to learn these effectively and correct yourself from “falling into dysfunction”, you will learn how to feel your body and recognise when you are starting to clench and contract your body unnecessarily; clenching tension can lead to hard fascial tension, which is what distorts bodies into pathological postures.
The movements are taught slowly, allowing you time to absorb the new way of moving. This can then be put into practice into your daily routine. Students who do this make rapid progress and report great benefit.
Qi Gong is a simultaneous conjuring and holding of bodily awareness, breathing, prescribed, repetitive movement and focused non-distraction.
Come and give it a try
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