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Qigong Global Summit
September 18, 2018 - September 20, 2018
Qigong Global Summit Sept 18th-20th
Qi Gong, Tai Chi, martial arts for health and healing, the gentle bodywork side of things, as health so often focuses on nutrition we need also to get the body moving and yet vigorous exercise isn’t possible for many people recovering from illness. Register now for the QiGong Global Summit registration is free.
Medical Qigong is an ancient form of Chinese energetic medicine, and is one of the four main branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), along with acupuncture, herbal medicine, and medical massage.
According to the event organizers:
”…A daily Qigong practice, available to everyone, can immediately lower stress, increase energy, prevent illness, and support you in rejuvenating your body, mind, and spirit.
With Qigong, you can learn to bring healing energy — known as “qi” or ‘chi’— to particular parts of your body to transform anxiety, stress, and disease into self confidence, inner peace, and optimal health.
As your body responds by doing what it’s designed to do — heal and re-balance itself — blockages in your flow of qi disappear and your full life force energy moves smoothly, radiating out into all aspects of your daily life.”
*I’ve actually seen The School of Natural Healing in its Master Herbalist course distinguish between the aims of Chinese medicine and Western Herbalism in that one ‘balances’ while the other ‘cleanses’ and corrects and builds …more on that later 🙂
Stated learning goals with this event:
How to tune in to your body’s subtle distress signals before your health is compromised & becomes a crisis
Simple health exercises from China and Tibet that protect, support and boost your health & immunity
Helpful breathing exercises to relieve PTSD & boost your health
The concepts of energy (qi) flow and how it plays a role in the physical, mental, & emotional systems in the human body
Ways to discover, experience, circulate & build your life force energy
Qi Gong vs Tai Chi
I’d hope we learn the distinctions in this event, as someone who has dabbled in both of these at the ‘shallow end’ I’ve personally found Qi Gong exercises to be more gentle and accessible when having very restricted movement. There used to be some good videos by Christopher Pei on Qi Gong on YouTube but I can only see his Tai Chi one there at the moment, they were also available on DVD.