Inner Radiance Qigong
Inner Radiance Qigong (Chee-gong) is a set of eight movements that incorporate the medical, martial and spiritual elements of Qigong and is designed to balance and harmonize your system. The gentle circular patterns effectively release tension from the spine, joints, and nervous system. Like a moving mediation it strengthens your awareness of, and connection to, your own virtues. It is accessible to anyone at any stage of life because its movements are adjustable for all body types, for those with injuries or who need to sit.
Qigong can enhance your creativity! Body pain or fatigue, mind fatigue, writer’s block, and spiritual dryness can hinder the use of our talents. Learn to synchronize with your energy, keeping your body healthy and your inspiration flowing!
This class blends Qigong (Chee-gōng) and the writing process and is beneficial for people at any stage of life. Writing can be a powerful tool for self-discovery and so can Qigong. They also can feel good and are a lot of fun. This class aims to inspire and support your creative spirit, whether you’re a professional or new to the experience. Although we will be writing regularly, this class is a place to share your creative projects whatever medium they emerge from.
You will learn various Qigong exercises practice timed writing sessions using the Amherst Writers and Artists method, whose philosophy is simply: “Every person is a writer, and every writer deserves a safe environment in which to experiment.” We will use Zen koan’s, the I-Ching, and the Tao Te Ching along with other texts inspired by the Chinese classics to seed our imaginations and inspire our stories. Short meditations, writing and movement will happen in every class as well as an opportunity to share with one another.
With lunch breaks in mind this class will aim to get you moving around. It is a short session, only 30 minutes, that you can fit into a hour lunch break. We will try new moves as well as finding new ways to practice the same moves. We choose from our menu of Qigong exercises like we would a lunch menu asking, "What am I in the mood for today?" If you ever have requests please e-mail me and let me know. I will try to accommodate.