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Qigong with David Hays

David describes the way he teaches Tai ­Chi Qi-gong

 In teaching Tai­ Chi Qi­gong, I am teaching my life lessons that I need to learn. These lessons are:  

1) Be Patient, 2) Slow Down, and 3) Be Gentle.

Be patient with progress , stiffness, etc.  Slow down.  Be gentle, using force increases the likelihood of injury.

For the class, bring slippers  or heavy socks to insulate from the coldness of the floor.  For the first class bring a blanket as we will be doing normal  abdominal diaphragmatic breathing laying  down.  For the second class we will  practice the breathing sitting.  For the third class, standing breathing.  Weather permitting, we may practice outside.  Bring water.  Wear layers of clothing (gym shorts, tee shirts, running pants, sweat pants, sweat shirts, sweaters , jackets,  gloves etc. to take off or put on as needed.

In the standing breathing, I allow students to stand in Wu Chi posture if they can't stand the pain,  In Master Wu's class doing 100 reps of the Rejuvenation Gong I would tough it out; at home I  would do 5 sets of 20 reps gasping for breath between each set.  After 8 months it was easy ­­I could not believe it.

I am willing to work with people  if they are willing to work with me.  If any of the exercises  feel too difficult or too painful refer to my three life lessons.

Bio: David Lee Hayes  studied and practiced 108 Yang style from Dan Lee  from[masked] and during which time he was a teaching assistant for three years. He studied with Master Wu different forms of Tai Chi, self activation Qigong and waving dragon rejuvenation Qigong. He  teaches with his teachers permission since 1994.

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