Connecting Heaven & Earth Qigong
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- Attain Wuji posture, create a quiet body/mind, and know the six movements of the Connecting Heaven and Earth Qigong
- No prior knowledge of Qigong required. This course is for all levels.
- By taking part in this course you agree to the terms and conditions. These can be found in the, preview enabled, Introduction lecture in Section 1 of the course.
I teach true Qigong, the skill of working with Qi. My courses cover all the subtleties and nuances that are unknown to those who are teaching physical exercises and calling them qigong.
Qi is tangible. It does not need to be visualized. Within Dao Yin, Neidan, Neigong and Qigong (when the literal translation is used and adhered to):
You lead and guide the Qi.
You experience the Qi, tangibly.
You use this, tangible, feedback to increase your skill.
You use the, physical, movements as a means and not an end.
What is Qigong?
Let me start by stating the obvious, Qi, and gong, are two words. Just two words. Qi meaning energy (life energy) and gong meaning work, or skill. The name “Qigong” was first used, in the late 1940’s, by Liu Guizhen but he did not invent the words or the exercises.............. They were already there. What he did was coin a generic phrase that would be used to describe a wide range of, often disparate, exercises.
One of the systems that was integrated into Qigong was Dao Yin, the guiding and pulling exercises that used external stimuli to create Internal movement. Since the 1950s the use of the name Dao Yin to describe its actual function declined and was replaced by Qigong. Dao Yin was gradually relegated and often used to describe the warm up exercises practiced before qigong.
Other systems that were integrated were Neidan and Neigong, both of which work, purely, Internally and focus on guiding and experiencing the Qi, rather than on external movement.
Now we find that the terms Dao Yin, Neidan & Neigong are being used again by some teachers of Internal skills. Why is this? Could it be because, in the West, the generic name “qigong” is now being used to describe exercises that have degenerated to being purely physical and that are no longer Internal? In some cases these exercises are, and always have been, of a physical nature. In others, exercises that were developed for Internal work have been misunderstood, mimicked, and wrongly taught in a manner that has become physical with a sprinkling of visualization thrown in.
“This Qigong course is so applicable and well done–a real treasure to add to your toolbox for promoting wellness. Instructor Des Lawton of “Connecting Heaven and Earth Qigong” is an adept teacher of ancient and complex material, whose method transmits the essentials to students, allowing them to achieve a meaningful practice immediately, creating the foundation for continued study. There was emphasis on developing self-awareness and attunement to the mind-body connection which is helpful in all aspects of improved quality of life. An example of this was the lesson on posture that through practical exercises brings to light awareness of one’s body’s habitual balance developed over a lifetime so that the student can develop correct stance and connection to maximize energy flow and centering. Another amazing asset is that unlike many other online course instructors in this discipline, Mr. Lawton is personally accessible and answers questions, truly caring about providing each one of his students an engaging, rewarding experience. I look forward to learning more from this gifted and professional teacher!”
“Excellent course. Great explanation of theory and good, clear instructions. Well paced. Highly recommended.”
“I’ve tried about 90 different styles of qigong before but I still learned a lot from this course. Sensing the qi is the most important new lesson that I have not been taught from other teachers.”
This course is for people who are serious about Qigong, no matter what their current level of experience is. It is for people who want to practice true Qigong, to work Internally, rather than practicing slowed down aerobics.
Qigong is an Internal skill with the function of enhancing the practitioner’s Qi (energy) and the flow of Qi within the meridian system and energy body.
The movements and postures that Qigong uses are NOT Qigong in its entirety. They are one of the tools used to guide the Qi................... just ONE of the tools.
In this course you will learn:-
To create a quiet body/mind through the use of Wuji stance. Poor posture creates distraction, noise, that interferes with the focus needed to guide the Qi.
To make use of the subtleties within the movements and postures to accurately guide the Qi.
To use the breath to guide the Qi and to help change the brainwave pattern from Beta wave to Alpha wave.
To use listening jing in order to gain tangible awareness of the Qi and the changes produced during Qigong. If you do not know what it is that you are meant to be guiding how can you guide it?
To become passionate about Qigong.
- Taiji and Qigong practitioners, energy workers (Shiatsu, Reiki, etc). People who want to learn true Qigong.
- This is a multi-level Qigong that has surprises and lessons for experts as well as beginners. It is a brilliant introduction to the art and, as the practitioner's experience grows, it continually opens up new avenues for exploration of self and of Qi.
Qigong has numerous benefits for the body, the mind, and the spirit. This lecture covers these.
The previous lessons have already covered what meridians each of the movements affects. In this lecture we will go into this in more detail. I will draw your attention to each point of focus and highlight what you should be aware of as any particular point, or meridian, is activated.
The lecture also explains how Connecting Heaven and Earth has an effect on theEight Exceptional Vessels. Finally, I will go over the method employed to strengthen the sinking of the Qi so that the Shen may be raised.