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What is QiGong

NEW CLASSES AVAILABLE
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New QiGong Classes with Nick Neter

Welcome to my Thursday Live and Online Qigong and Meditation Class at the Beach Studio at the Natural Fitness and Therapies  on the seafront in Eastbourne.
For all those of you who love Qigong and Meditation and wish to enjoy a Qigong class Live or Online at home here it is! With the wonders of modern technology this class will run for the month of September. Open to all, complete beginners welcome.

Meet outside the Beach Studio Class must be booked in advance, £32 for 4 sessions, or £8 each, all attendance arranged in advance, maximum 10 students, please bring own mat if required and a blanket and cushion.Text 07773061309 to book or email handswork@tiscali.co.uk

Link to join online Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82702511426?pwd=eXpEWDNsMG1wKzM1OHNENzZROThHUT09

Meeting ID: 827 0251 1426
Passcode: Qigong1956

This is the same ID every week

The online class remains a donation based class, so please pay whatever you can afford...it is free if money is an issue and to all frontline and key workers please enjoy this as a gift for all the amazing work you are doing every day...

For payment for both classes either through Paypal, paypal.me/nickneter or through BACS Account no. 01324015 Sort code: 30-92-86 Name: Nick J Neter

Touch your inner space, which is nothingness, as silent and empty as the sky; it is your inner sky. Once you settle down in your inner sky, you have come home, and a great maturity arises in your actions, in your behaviour. Then whatever you do has grace in it. Then whatever you do is a poetry in itself. You live poetry; your walking becomes dancing, your silence becomes music. – Osho
photo of qigong group on a beach

QiGong (also spelled Chi Kung) is a powerful system of healing and energy medicine from China. It is the art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate the life energy (qi). The documented history of QiGong goes back approximately 2,500 years. However Chinese archaeologists and historians have found references to qigong-like techniques at least five thousand years old.

What is qi (chi)?

We live in a field of qi (chi), "vital breath" or "life energy." Yet, like a fish in water or a bird in flight, we are unaware of the medium that supports us. QiGong means "working with the qi/cultivating energy" It is the ancient Chinese art and science of becoming aware of this life energy and learning how to control its flow through a precise choreography of posture, movement, respiratory technique, and meditation. Like biofeedback, qigong teaches psychophysiological self-regulation; the student becomes aware of bodily functions conventionally considered involuntary-- blood pressure, respiratory rate, even the flow of blood and nutrients to internal organs-- and learns to restore a healthier balance.

diagram of movements
Who can benefit?

QiGong techniques are suitable for men and women, young and old, athletes and sedentary, and for the disabled. Because QiGong includes both dynamic and gentle techniques that can be practiced from standing, seated, or supine postures, it is suitable for young and old. Practices can be tailored to individual needs making it an ideal aid to recovery from illness or injury. QiGong is a form of complementary medicine. It works well with other forms of therapy and should never be used as a substitute for necessary treatment by a doctor.

QiGong practice can lead to better health, greater self awareness, a stronger sense of vitality and a tranquil state of mind. QiGong has been rigorously tested in controlled scientific experiments and clinical trials and is often used as an adjunct to conventional allopathic medical treatment. QiGong is practiced by more than 80 million Chinese people and by hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

Recommended reading – Chris Jarmey’s The Theory and Practice of Taiji Qigong Shibashe 1, Ken Cohen’s The Way of QiGong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing. Both available from Amazon Meditation link to Reginald Ray www.shambhala.com/theawakeningbody

Some links to explore for further study -  Shibashe 1 with Sifu Wing Cheung   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAwbJ9MO91I  Website is www.taichi18.com Seated Shibashe 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2SscwGK4oE

Nick Neter For more information www.eastbourneshiatsu.co.uk  January  2020.

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