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Qigong - Marriage of Heaven and Earth Form
We all want to feel as good as we possibly can, right? Optimum physical, emotional, and energetic health can benefit our lives in many ways. Join us each Wednesday, from 5:45 – 7:45 pm and learn Qigong forms, breathing techniques, and meditations that can help you achieve the vitality you were meant to have! Right now we are practicing a form called Marriage of Heaven and Earth (MHE). MHE, one of the oldest Daoist Qigong sets is very simple in its external form, the complete set consists of only two movements. While simple, MHE is highly effective, optimizing the function of the liver and gall-bladder, releasing tension, and opening joints. According to Daoist lore, we are the bridge between the dense Earth on which we stand and the expanse of the Heavens above. Through the process of this connection, we are able to release many imbalances within our minds and bodies. Regular practice of MHE supports this process, providing us with greater physical health, calmer emotions, and clarity of mind. All of our practices and forms are Neigong. Neigong is a branch of Qigong, a Daoist internal art that was developed over 4,000 years ago, in the 20th century BC China. Through physical structure, breath work, and direction of the mind Neigong allows us to identify and unwind our physical, emotional, and psychospiritual tension patterns. Through a system of coordinated movements, breath-work, and meditations Neigong can help you to develop a truly intimate connection with your mind and body. This class is open to all levels of experience and practice. Topics: · Discover principles of movement and structural alignments of the body · Explore practices to activate the energetic body · Open energetic pathways in the body · Dissolve physical, energetic, and emotional blockages · Deepen the connection between body and spirit Program: Neigong focuses on the greater internal components that make up an effective Qigong practice, including: · Micro-details of alignments of your structure and tension patterns · How to lengthen the tissues of the body to release stress and accumulated stagnation · Various breathing methods · Various forms and postures primarily from the Dragon's Gate lineage Cost: The first month of classes is free! $150 per month thereafter

Mokuti Medical Arts

3727 Comus St · Portland, OR

What we're about

Are you interested in internal alchemy? Do you want to be more comfortable in your own body? How about calming the mind and learning more about this ‘Letting Go” we all hear so much about these days? If so, this may be JUST the class you are looking for!

Taught by QiGong Instructor and Classical Chinese Medicine Specialist, Stephen Schleipfer, this meetup is an informal class in which students of all levels can learn and practice qigong. During each 2-hour class, students have the opportunity to learn and perfect a variety of techniques and forms. The instruction offered makes available information ranging in the gross to subtle for each form and practice. Typically, the form chosen for the class will rotate over the course of several weeks. The forms are selected based on the dynamic of the group.

Topics

· Discover principles of movement and structural alignments of the body

· Explore practices to activate the energetic body

· Open energetic pathways in the body

· Dissolve physical, energetic, and emotional blockages

· Deepen the connection between body and spirit

Program

Neigong focuses on the greater internal components that make up an effective Qigong practice, including:

· Micro-details of alignments of your structure and tension patterns

· How to lengthen the tissues of the body to release stress and accumulated stagnation

· Various breathing methods

· How to dissolve blockages

This group meets every Thursday from 5:30pm – 7:30pm and is open to practitioners of all skill levels. If you would like to drop in to try a class we like to recommend you call first to let us know you are coming. We would like to meet with you 15 minutes prior to class start so that you may learn a little about some of the basic stances and a little more about what to expect.

We would like you to attend your first class free of charge. The cost of ongoing class membership is $150 per month. This meeting is not typically successful when approached as a drop-in once and awhile endeavor. The process of internal alchemy is one that takes an investment of and dedication on the part of the student. For those who are interested in the process of transformation, we recommend attending class weekly and developing a home practice.

For more information about our teacher, Stephen Schleipfer, and Mokuti Medical Arts, we invite you to our website at http://www.mokuti.net/about/ .

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