Date: Saturday, 31st March 2019
Time: 1:30pm to 4:30pm
A workshop focusing on creating flexibility, mobility and strength, using slow flowing movements to circulate the body’s energy (qi). it is effective in unlocking stiff joints, muscles and disentangling fascial fibers, as well as reducing the amount of tension we hold, from bad postural habits and stress. This is particularly effective for people who engage in physical practices and find that they are still holding stiffness in their bodies. The movement, works deeply into the shoulders, hips and other areas that tend to get stuck,relieving pain and freeing up the movement. Qigong recognizes stiffness and immobility as energetic (qi) stagnation where emotional and physical energy has become blocked. The movements also stretch the meridians, allowing the qi from the organs to flow more freely in the body.Qigong increases somatic sensitivity, allowing us to feel deeply into our body, and it strengthens our postural integration, teaching the body to move as a unit rather than just a bunch of parts. The role of the fascia in flexibility has been recognized the last few years by by yoga and other movement teachers, but the Chinese described the role of the fascia in the oldest known medical text, The Yellow Emperor’’s Classic of Internal Medicine, more than two thousand years ago. Dance of the Dragon Qigong connects our energy to the infinite energy of the Universe, allowing us to create more energy with less effort.