WuJi ~ Earthy resource and replenishment
Feb 24 @ 9:30 am - Feb 25 @ 3:30 pm
Find YOUR Qigong natural energy on this first ‘open’ weekend
Uplevel your personal energy with tried and tested mindful movement and meditation techinques.
Seminar One – WuJi and the Earth Element –
Tuesday 9am -3.30pm
How you stand is central to qigong, all martial arts and exercise programmes and a healthy life.
Who would have thought something as simple as standing in alignment can build stamina and grace, plus pump you full of chi, natural vitality!
Your connection to Mother Earth is a powerful asset to work with. Sink into her support – Be in nature – it’s a fundamental go-to to recover for your overall health. Walking barefoot on the true planet surface is wonderful so practicing qigong on the earth increases this effect too.
The Wuji stance refers to a physical set up for a state of emptying old tension and toxic chi, to become a clear vessel for fresh natural vitality to enter, gather, store and flow. We will explore this stillness by referencing your postural alignment, setting up your WuJi, then using movements that move from there and return back.
By increasing awareness of how you use your body and mind, stress and tension can be encouraged to leave the system, creating space to restore vitality. Attending to ones physicality also calms the body-mind ready for meditation. Co-ordianting these aspects of you in unison is truly powerful, you in true harmonised flow, yes!
The Earth element is vital. A surrendering to gravity and rooting down in to her is the first port of call in all qigong practice, this gives a great foundation for everything else to build upon. The standing posture is explored by gently lengthening the spine, with a sense of sitting in the hips, and travelling up through the natural curves to the back of the neck, opening the top of the spine, following the line up through the crown and towards the heavens. Everything can orientate around this central directive. You will feel subtle adjustments occur. When you activate these principles, you become the dance between the Cosmos and the Earth. These incredible forces unite in you to create fresh inspiration and vitality built on stamina, steadiness and presence, rather than the rush of being too busy, running on adrenaline and speeding through life hardly noticing what’s really going on. Easily done in this day and age. Also simple to effect a change of perspective and opportunity to choose again.
We will explore the relationship bewteen movement and stillness by referencing your postural alignment using movements that return back to a still base. This approach helps to unwind old patterning in the body and mind, bringing you in to deeper touch with your vitality. Stress and tension can disperse, creating space to restore your chi. Attending to ones physicality also calms the mind ready for meditation.
Connecting with the Earth element is vital here. A surrendering to gravity and rooting down is the first port of call in all qigong practice, this gives a great foundation. The standing posture is explored by gently lengthening the spine, with a sense of sitting in the hips, and a travelling of the awareness up through the spinal curves to the back of the neck, lengthening through the top and following the line up through the crown and towards the heavens.
This Wuji stance refers to a physical set up for a state of emptying old tension and toxic (bing)chi, to become a clear vessel for fresh natural chi to enter, gather, store and flow. When you activate these principles, you become the dance between the Cosmos and the Earth. These incredible forces unite in you to create fresh inspiration and vitality.
This is an experiential time for you to uncover how to access your natural vitality. It is the beginning of a year long Qigong Teacher Training course and is open to anyone interested.
Included in the cost are hand outs, book suggestions and videos to support your ongoing practice. For teacher trainers there is home-study relevant to each seminar, and you are asked to keep a practice journal. More information on enquiry.
Ideal for anyone interested in developing body – mind – spirit harmony.
After this seminar, the course will be closed for participants who wish to commmit to the ‘work/play/ further.
Zeitgeistly on point for anyone interested in developing body – mind – spirit harmony. Qigong is a road map to the Quantum field of all possibilities.
The Earth Spirit Centre venue invites residents in the evening before at 6pm for supper and orientation.
For non-residents, please arrive by 9am on the Monday for registration and orientation. We will start earlier on the Tuesday so if you are non-resident, please be aware to arrive in time for the morning session. More details will be released nearer the time. It is possible to just stay on the Monday night, do ask.
Lunch is wheat-free vegetarian with dietary requirements catered for and if you do need specialised items these can be catered for at an extra cost. The basic price includes a comfortable shared room. There are single occupancy options, please enquire.
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