Two Day Qigong (Ancient Chinese Self-Care Exercise) Workshop

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Dr. Yuhong Xie presents this two day Qiging workshop. Over the last four decades Dr. Xie has helped hundreds of thousands of people of all ages and cultures find peace, health, happiness and creativity through Qigong. You are invited to participate in the journey of a lifetime that leads to the most rewarding destination of all: an upgraded version of yourself.

The Yijin Jing 【少林易筋经】(Muscle/Tendon Changing Classic)

Yi Jin Jing is a powerful practice popularized by the fighting monks of the legendary Shaolin Temple. Originally, these monks slouched over religious texts and prayed for many hours. As a result of their sedentary lifestyle, they suffered from poor posture, backaches, tight shoulders, and neck pain. Sounds familiar? The legend was that a famous wandering monk named Damo (Bodhidharma) developed the practice of Yi Jin Jing to transform the bookish monks into spiritual martial artists of the highest order. At the highest levels of development, Yi Jin Jing transforms even the smallest framed individual into a mighty human being capable of incredible feats of strength and kindness. The practice of Yi Jin Jing, unlike the kinds of exercises done at the gym that focus on developing muscles or cardio, focuses on infusing soft tissue, including ligaments, tendons, fascia, and even bone marrow with a specific kind of qi. In a short period of time, the body becomes significantly stronger, resilient, and flexible. Along with the physical transformation, comes a profound mental-emotional transformation as well. Yi Jin Jing works on both levels simultaneously to enhance your potential as a complete human being able to move through the world with more confidence and compassion.

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• Smooth and extended movements to stretch the bones and tendons

• Soft and even movements for coordinated grace

• Focus on spine turning and flexing

Why should I learn Qigong?

In Europe and North America, Qigong (pronounced ‘chee-gung’) is not yet as widely recognised as yoga, though it is steadily growing in popularity as more people learn of the myriad of benefits that can be achieved with very little effort. And this is one of several reasons why so many masters of Qigong believe that in the not so distant future, it may eventually surpass yoga in terms of the number of followers it attracts.

Perhaps its most important quality is that it makes you feel really great, both during practice and afterwards! Also, it adapts far more easily than yoga to varying ages and states of health, ranging from elite Olympic athletes to the elderly and infirm, since significant health benefits can be derived from Qigong, irrespective of one’s current level of fitness or whether one is sitting, standing, lying or confined to a wheelchair.

Qigong is based upon the most fundamental of all concepts in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), namely, that there exists in the universe a fundamental energy known as Qi which circulates within our body, and which is essential to our health. According to this way of thinking, ill-health or disease arises from blockages in the flow of Qi, or from insufficient or excess Qi and, consequently, these problems can relieved or cured by increasing the level of Qi when there is a deficiency, by reducing the quantity of Qi when there is an excess, and by removing any impediments to the circulation of Qi so that the flow is not reduced or blocked in any way.

Regular practitioners of Qigong – as well as practitioners of various other systems which work with life force energy, such as yoga – can easily feel the flow of this Qi, which in yoga is called Prana, and thus it is as real and perceivable to them as the process of breathing. More advanced students of these disciplines can also can guide Qi to different parts of their body in order to remove blockages and adjust their Qi levels appropriately to speed up healing from injury or illness.

The only prerequisite for success in Qigong is a strong desire to practise for 15 minutes a day or more, and what makes Qigong unique in comparison with nearly all other systems of exercise, is that many forms of Qigong were specifically engineered to impart medicinal benefits to the user, which is why there are entire hospital wings in China dedicated to teaching the system to patients. So it should come as no surprise to learn that Qigong is considered by many top health experts worldwide to be the best physical training system for enhancing psychological, spiritual and physical health, and this is why today so many individuals who have been yoga devotees for years are now turning to Qigong as a primary or secondary practice. Indeed, it is a perfect complement to many other forms of healing such as acupuncture, massage therapy, chiropractic and psychotherapy, and there are a growing number of practitioners in all these areas that recommend, and teach, Qigong to their clients.

Unlike many forms of popular yoga, in order to receive significant benefits from the practice, Qigong does not require significant flexibility or strength, though for elite athletes who wish to develop these areas of physical prowess there are numerous advanced Qigong practices that cater admirably for such needs.

About Dr. Yuhong Xie

Dr. Yuhong Xie graduated from Nanjing University of TCM in 1990 and has been working for the University and his affiliated hospitals as a doctor, lecturer since then until 2005. In July 2005, Dr. Xie was awarded a doctorate in medicine in the field of acupuncture and Qigong Tuina by the Nanjing University of TCM in China. Since 2005 he started practicing and teaching Chinese Qigong in UK.

Dr. Xie has solid knowledge of traditional Chinese and Western medicine and profound Qigong foundations. He has optimally combined Qigong and traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture and massage into highly effectively treating many clinical situations such as hypertension, diabetes, tumors, and other diseases.

For more than 20 years, Dr. Xie has trained and guided thousands of students in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Australia, Norway, Spain, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and more than dozens of other countries and regions to learn medical Qigong. Dr. Xie has attended many international medical Qigong conferences. He gave speeches and performances during these meetings. Dr. Xie has published monographs “Wish You Healthy, Qigong chapter”, “Spring Tonics” and other books. He also has participated in writing and editing the textbooks “Chinese medical Qigong” and “Introduction to Chinese Medicine Treatment”.

Dr. Xie is a very skillful doctor in medicine and medical Qigong. He has contributed greatly to medicine. For decades, he has been highly valued by all his patients.

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