. . energise your life with mindful movement
Practicing Yuan Qigong will energise you, clear your head, help you get into your creative zone and connect with your own inner wisdom. It is a pathway to Feeling Good! I have been teaching Qigong for many years now and the benefits of this life changing system of mindful movement continues to amaze and inspire me. Yuan Qigong is a contemporary style of Qigong which is taking root in countries all over the world as its far reaching benefits are felt by its practitioners.
Qigong Classes Term 4
- Tuesday Nights 6-7.15pm with Rachel Maguire
This class will focused on expanding and deepening knowledge and understanding about Qigong and this term we will be going over Xia Yuan and working on understanding our emotions and their effects on specific organs. This class will be focussed on personal growth, development and deliberate creation of a happy and healthy life. It is recommended that you have a copy of 'Wellbeing begins with You'.
- Wednesday eve: 6- 7.15pm with Rachel Maguire
this is a Qigong practice session with an optional 15 minutes sitting practice before hand from 5.45 and a lying meditation at the end. This Term we will be strenthening and deepening our practice of Ren Yuan (see video below)
- Friday Mornings 9.15 - 10.30am with Claire Langley www.thinkhealth.co.nz
- Claire also runs a Qigong Class on Thursday mornings in Canvastown
You are welcome to join in the class and experience some Qigong for yourself - just let me know which class interests you.
What is Yuan Qigong?
Qigong is an ancient Chinese self-healing practice that combines physical movements and postures, breathing techniques and a positive use of the mind for better health, well-being, fitness and vitality. It is becoming more and more popular worldwide alongside Yoga and the Martial Arts as its remarkable effects are being recognised. There are many styles of Qigong - I have chosen to practice and teach Yuan Qigong because of it is so enjoyable, it brings me into a calm state state where I feel happy, I feel switched on and creative and my body is healthier, vital, energised and strong. Yuan Qigong offers an opportunity to develop a healthier and revitalised version of yourself. It was founded and developed by Qigong Master practitioner and world reknowned healer Yuan Tze. Our state of health is defined by the Quality, Quantity and Flow of Qi throughout our body and mind and our own Qi can be powerfully improved by the practice of Qigong. When you practice Yuan Qigong you you increase the amount of energy in your system, you make the energy healthier so health conditions improve and you increase the flow of energy so you feel more alive, energised, flexible and strong. When you increase the amount quality and flow of Qi, it gets to work inside the body, naturally transforming what is unhealthy into healthy. You might be surprised how quickly you notice changes in your health. Yuan Gong works on the whole body including the muscles, bones, nerves, endocrine and lymph systems and the brain. It also works on the mind and consciousness. in a nutshell Yuan Qigong harnesses lifeforce energy (Qi) to nourish, rejuvenate, heal and uplift.
Qi: is your 'vital energy' or 'lifeforce'
Gong: means skill or cultivation
Qigong: is the art and skill of gathering and working with Qi (life force energy) for better health
How can Yuan Gong help you?
Low Energy or Fatique? an increase in energy is often one of the first things people notice when they start doing Qigong.
Aches + Pains, Stiffness? it will help unblock Qi channels to allow for smooth and flexible movement throughout spine, joints, tendons and muscles.
Are you stressed or anxious? Yuan Gong will help you get out of the "mind stream" and away from incessant mental chatter to a deeper calmer more centred space, from which you can think more clearly, be more creative and develop your own potential.
Are you often Emotional? Yuan Gong can help balance your emotions eg, helping you find harmony and balance within yourself.
Overwhelmed, can't concentrate? Yuan Gong brings clear and healthy Qi to the brain and helps calm the mind so you can think more clearly and be more effective at home or at work
Want to have a long and healthy life? Because Yuan Gong floods your body and mind with healthy Vital Qi, it has an anti-ageing effect. Prevention is definitely better than cure. To become healthier and more resiliant, to improve a health condition or just for the 'feel good factor', I recommend giving Yuan Gong a try for 3 months and see the difference.
Tian Yuan + Di Yuan
Recharge and Relax the body (MP3/DVD 22 min + 15mins)
These two gentle and flowing methods help you gather and integrate energy from nature into your own body for better health
Stretch, Strengthen and Unify the body, Mind and Qi (MP3/DVD 45 min)
This 18 part method works on pushiing Qi/Energy through the meridian system of the body. It works on every part of the body inclufing the muscles, bones, nerves, the organ systems and the mind.
Revitalise, Strengthen and Heal the Vital Organs (DVD/MP3 40 min)
This method incorporates sounds, colour and a positive mind along with specific exercises designed to heal and revitalise the internal organs.
When you practicing Qigong regularly, it is possible that you might experience old aches and pains, or detox symptoms as the Qi gets to work and starts transforming what isn't healthy into healthy.
Certified Yuan Gong Instructor
Certified Zhineng Qigong Instructor
(Yuan Tze Centre)
My Personal Story
In 2010, my own life and health started to change at an accelerated rate when my path crossed with that of Yuan Tze - founder of the Yuan Gong system.
It was around this time that I discovered I had a large ovarian cyst on an abdominal scan. I thought that this was a great opportunity to see if Qigong really worked and decided to do a 30 minute daily practice until my next scan date. I practiced every day with the strong intention of shrinking the cyst. To my delight, the follow-up scan revealed the cyst had completely disappeared. Not only that, but I experienced a lot more energy along with a wonderful sense of wellbeing and mental clarity.
The effects were so marked that I realised that this was something really special and decided to further train to become a Qigong Teacher and Healer.
I have been studying with Yuan Tze ever since to further develop my skills. Yuan Tze teaches internationally with the intention of uplifting life on all levels. Yuan Gong and Yuan Ming Medicine are encompassed under the umbrella of Ren Xue. Ren Xue offers a system that improves peoples' health and lives and is a guide towards continuous life development.
I am extremely grateful for the ongoing positive changes I have experienced and enjoy sharing what I have learnt with others.