Qigong gives us an archetypal structure we may use to perceive the truth of who we are in this moment.
Live Streaming Qigong Classes during April 2020
Due to the nearly worldwide requirement for humans to refrain from contact during this unprecedented time I am, temporarily, offering online qigong classes on the Zoom platform. Every Tuesday and Thursday from 10.30-11.30 Greek time (UTC+3) you can find me on Zoom.
The general format of the classes is that we start with a short meditation followed by about 15 minutes of internal qigong, stretching and other qigong warm up exercises. Then standing qigong takes us through the remainder of the hour long class.
Throughout the classes and especially during the standing qigong portion of the class I delve into pertinent topics related to Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Taoist philosophy from my background in having practiced and studied these for numerous years. These topics tend to include, but are not limited to: 5 Element theory, yin/ yang theory, channel/ meridian theory and acupuncture point location as well as the effect the seasonal changes have on our physical and energetic organisms. This may include information and qigong practices for reinforcing our immune systems during these unprecedented times.
As always the first class is free and thereafter the price is 10 euros per class.
Contact me on Facebook, Whatsapp (+30 697 807 4464) or by email: email@example.com.
*** Please note that the recording of these classes is strictly forbidden.
Thousands of years ago in feudal China, Taoist masters created sacred movements to integrate the body, mind and spirit and to “harmonize heaven and earth.” This ancient art, known as Qigong (or Taoist yoga) is related to Taijiquan and Kung fu. Nowadays qigong is prescribed as therapy to patients of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is practiced widely throughout parks and public spaces in China as a form of daily exercise and spiritual practice. Qigong is recommended as a meditative movement to release blocked energy, as an alternative form of healing, and as a meditation to help awaken one’s “true nature.”
There are many and various styles of qigong practiced in the world today. The essence of Mogadao qigong and the characteristic that sets it most obviously apart from other styles is the accountability to transition between qigong forms. Mogadao qigong is similar and related to Taijichuan because of its relationship to the harmonization of yin and yang (negative and positive polar energy), and how it flows smoothly between these opposing forces. This allows the practitioner to more easily cultivate and maintain vital energy through these archetypal and very beautiful forms.
Zhen Dao, the creator of the Mogadao tradition, has said: “With regard to healing, these forms relate to every organ in the human body as understood by the zangfu system of Traditional Chinese Medicine. With regard to the soul and to spiritual life, these forms relate directly to Yin and Yang essences and to all the natural seasons and the permutations of cosmic energy which inhere also in the psyche and subtle body of human being. For the medicine of qigong is blessedly not limited to mere biology.”
Using these ancient and archetypal movements we will explore the harmony of yin and yang in the private body. Many practitioners will find they feel a sense of deep relaxation and openness and at the same time an increased capacity to move purposefully in one’s life.