Monday, February 5, 2018
For our Qigong warm up this week in Tai Chi class at the Monona Comm. Center, a new breathing technique will be introduced called Guo Lin Qigong, with an extension into the walking meditation.
We will continue with a review of our Tai Chi Walk and Harmonize Heaven and Earth, Sending Qi arm gestures with the introduction of our next form, Cutting Through Clarity.
New participants are welcome, as this class is set up to welcome new-comers throughout the curriculum. $7/drop in.
Join us this Monday, 1/15/18, for our second class of the session.
Save your spot and register through the Monona Parks and Rec Dept.
$40/8 week session ($5/class)
Drop-ins also welcome. ($7/class)
We will be continuing our talk on energy flow and begin a discussion on the topic of duality.
We will review the Tai Chi walk with an introduction of some new balancing gestures.
See you Monday, 6:00p-7:00pm.
Began class with guided meditation and imagery.
Warm up consisted of Shaolin's Qigong:
lifting the sky
Reurned to the basics with a review of the Tia Chi walking with an introduction to the Tai Chi Easy five form arm gestures only
Finished class with Qi facelift and self massage with guided imagery and meditation, gratitude prayer and the Shaolin Salute.
Thank you to all who joined us for some self love and nurturing... see you next week!
Tonight at Tai Chi class we warmed up with some grounding meditation and Shaolin's Qigong: Lifting Sky, Nourishing Kidneys, Merry-Go-Round. There were lots of questions regarding technique and purpose of gestures. Very appreciated.
Tai Chi involved review of the Tai Chi Walk and introduction of the Tai Chi Easy 5 form arm movements.
We finished class with the Qi Facelift and imagery meditation.
Thank you to all for participating in the fun!
New semester began at the Tai Chi Center of Madison, Sept. 6-Dec. 20 (no class Thanksgiving week, Nov. 22). I will be teaching Shaolin's 18 Lohan Hands with gentle imagery meditation and self massage. Thanks to all who joined us last night! For reference to support your home practice, here is what we accomplished last night in class:
Grounding imagery/body awareness
Lifting The Sky
Carrying The Moon
Qi Face Lift/self massage
Expanding energy/gratitude affirmations
Find happiness in a self nurturing practice, like Tai Chi/Qigong. Join us next Wednesday, 5:00p.m. at the Tai Chi Center of Madison!
Began class with guided meditation
7 Precious Gestures:
Ringing the Temple Gong
Release and Receive
Gather Something Precious and Letting It Go
Gather Heaven and Earth (Yang and Yin)
Calm at the Center of the Universe
Waiting at the Temple Gate
Swallowing the Golden Elixir
Qi facelift, self massage, sending out love and light.
Part 2 of 3: 13-18 Lohan Hands
(Began with Lifting Sky)
Deep Knee Bend
Ended class with Qi facelift, self massage, spreading the light and love.
7 Precious Gestures
Qi Facelift and self massage
Connection to the Three DanTians and sending love and light vibrations throughout self and around the World and out to the stars.
began class with a gift of Young Living essential oil: Sacred Mountain
Qigong, Shaolin 18 Lohan Hands:
Tai Chi: Integral 9 form
Closed with the Qi facelift and massage and sending light and love within us, around us and out into the world and beyond.
Discussion: Pineal Gland and how to exercise and nurture it to support one's development of awareness/consciousness/wisdom and how it is a place for your higher self or soul to reside.
A suggestion to exercise the pineal gland from my studies with Garrett Walters (see resources page).
Sit in a comfortable chair that allows your spine and back to be straight. Place your feet flat on the floor imagine a grounding cord from your second chakra, your lower DanTian reaching to the center of the earth.
The more grounded you are to this 3rd dimension, this Earth space, the more your higher self, awareness, consciousness will come home into your body.
Next, bring your attention to the center of your head. Moving directly behind your eyes and in from your ears, locating the pineal gland. Place your focus inside the pineal gland. Create a room there, a safe place for you to go and just be still without thought. A safe house where you can observe the outer world, observe your life within that world. Decorate this room with your favorite chair to sit in, curtains around the windows, a fireplace or a carpet under your feet.
Practice keeping your focus here throughout your meditation and into your daily routine. Allow this space within your pineal gland to become the balcony from which you observe the daily happenings of your life from or make it the captain's chair on the bridge of the USS Enterprise where you make all of your important decisions from within your higher self's consciousness.
Part 1 of 3 involving the introduction of gestures 13-18 of the 18 Lohan Hands:
deep knee bend
Concluded class with the Qi facelift and self message, radiating love and light throughout the body and out into the world. Shaolin Salute
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