Giselle Martins: Qigong − Life Force Energy
Developing life force energy (Qi/Chi) is the focus of Taoism, China's original philosophy. The Taoists are the same people who brought acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, bone setting, and the yin/yang concept to the world.
When we practice and learn a qigong exercise movement, there are both external movements that are repeated a number of times, often stretching the body, increasing fluid movement, building awareness of how the body moves through space and also there are the internal movements or flows which in China are called Qi (Chi) or "internal power".
This workshop primarily looks at developing sensitivity to Qi/Chi (life force energy) by coming into greater awareness of our physical and energetic body through a flow of circles and spiral movements, and how they influence our mind and spirit, activating the flow of energy and strengthening each of the meridians and organs in our body, in preparation for connecting to the energy of heaven above and earth below.
Qigong also serves as a spiritual bridge to meditation, makes the body healthier, the emotions calmer, the mind more clear and balanced. As we learn to access deeper levels we will work with the most subtle and powerful forces within ourselves!