Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Medical Qigong and Taiji Schedule for January

 This will likely be the last time I post my schedule on the blog site and I will push for having a designated spot on my webpage. Then, the blog can return to being just that!

Monday

Tue

Wednesday

Thur

Friday

Saturday

Sun

Eight Pieces of Brocade

9:30-10:15am est

Eight Pieces of Brocade

9:30-10:15am est

Core (No Floor) Strengthening for Qigong

9:00-9:30am est

Taiji Ball

10:00-10:30 am est

Core (Floor) Strengthening for Qigong

10:30-11:15 am est

Five Animal Sports 

10:30-11:15am est

Eight Pieces of Brocade

9:30-10:00am est

Five Animal Sports

10:30-11:30 am est

 

 

 

 

Taiji (Tai Chi)

10:00- 10:45 am est

 

 

Taiji (Tai Chi)

6:00-6:45pm est

 

Taiji (Tai Chi)

6:00-6:45pm est

 

 

 

 

 Class Fee $10/class or $50/month unlimited classes


Class Descriptions

Eight Pieces of Brocade: This sequence includes 8 moves, each working on a specific organ system. This form is easy to do (but there can be a lot of nuance), does not require difficult stepping or shifting of weight and can even be done seated. This form is very accessible, but has much to offer for all. It can be very meditative and calming, as there is some repetition and less difficulty in terms of learning the moves.
Five Animal Sports: This sequence includes 5 moves that are part of each "Animal" (25 moves total). Chinese physiology has many correspondences, and each Animal represents and organ that is being worked on. This form is a bit more difficult, but can still be modified for individual health challenges. It does involve stepping and shifting, but it can be modified to be seated if necessary. This form is very dynamic and a lot of fun!

Taiji (Tai Chi): This class will highlight many foundational principles of taiji and will introduce part 1 and II (the first 22 movements) of the sequence. It is open to beginners and to those with previous experience in taiji.

Core Strengthening for Qigong: Effective qigong practice requires physical strength, especially in key regions. This class will focus on core strengthening, the neck and shoulder muscles, the arches of the feet, and the legs, hip and gluteal muscles — all regions that can become weak and lead to poor posture, a compressed spine and poor circulation in the internal organs. Recommended: a folding chair for both the floor class and the 'no floor' class, an exercise mat is suggested for the floor class.

Taiji Ball and Bar: Involves various Qigong patterns using an inflatable or weighted ball and a wooden bar to improve the connection of the spine to the arm movement. These patterns can then be applied to taiji, five animal sports, eight pieces of brocade, and other forms.

 

Monday, November 16, 2020

Medical Qigong and Taiji Schedule for November

 

Monday

Tue

Wednesday

Thur

Friday

Saturday

Sun

Eight Pieces of Brocade

9:30-10:15am est

Eight Pieces of Brocade

9:30-10:15am est

Core (No Floor) Strengthening for Qigong

9:00-9:30am est

Taiji Ball

10:00-10:30 am est

Core (Floor) Strengthening for Qigong

10:30-11:15 am est

Five Animal Sports 

10:30-11:15am est

Eight Pieces of Brocade

9:30-10:15am est

Five Animal Sports

10:30-11:30 am est

Taiji (Tai Chi)

6:00-6:45pm est

 

Taiji (Tai Chi)

6:00-6:45pm est

 

 

 

 

 Class Fee $10/class or $50/month unlimited classes


Class Descriptions

Eight Pieces of Brocade: This sequence includes 8 moves, each working on a specific organ system. This form is easy to do (but there can be a lot of nuance), does not require difficult stepping or shifting of weight and can even be done seated. This form is very accessible, but has much to offer for all. It can be very meditative and calming, as there is some repetition and less difficulty in terms of learning the moves.
Five Animal Sports: This sequence includes 5 moves that are part of each "Animal" (25 moves total). Chinese physiology has many correspondences, and each Animal represents and organ that is being worked on. This form is a bit more difficult, but can still be modified for individual health challenges. It does involve stepping and shifting, but it can be modified to be seated if necessary. This form is very dynamic and a lot of fun!

Taiji (Tai Chi): This class will highlight many foundational principles of taiji and will introduce part 1 and II (the first 22 movements) of the sequence. It is open to beginners and to those with previous experience in taiji.

Core Strengthening for Qigong: Effective qigong practice requires physical strength, especially in key regions. This class will focus on core strengthening, the neck and shoulder muscles, the arches of the feet, and the legs, hip and gluteal muscles — all regions that can become weak and lead to poor posture, a compressed spine and poor circulation in the internal organs. Recommended: a folding chair for both the floor class and the 'no floor' class, an exercise mat is suggested for the floor class.

Taiji Ball: Involves various Qigong patterns using one larger or two individual handheld balls to improve the connection of the spine to the arm movement. These patterns can then be applied to taiji, five animal sports, eight pieces of brocade, and other forms.