Deepening Qigong Practice
What you'll learn
- Use simple exercises to go deeper in Practice
- Understand the reasons why we use certain exercises
- Use these exercises to develop Zhineng (or any other style of..) Qigong flexibility
- Understand the "Mind Activity" behind the exercises
- There are no barriers to entry on this course. Students of all ages and experience practice Qigong. Just remember to respect your body and build the intensity slowly and thoughtfully.
All too often qigong practice sets consist of a set sequence of movements that are offered on a 'one size fits all' basis, but we all have different needs and different people resonate with different approaches to qigong.
This course is about utilising the basic building blocks of practice from the Zhineng Qigong system in order to both deepen your existing practice and give you the ability to safely develop your own approaches that address your specific needs.
We address your needs in three main sections:
Self Healing – for those who have a specific aspect that they are looking to improve within their lives.
General Mobility and Preventative Health – to help you to keep mobile, strong and healthy
Self Development – to support you in releasing self-limiting beliefs and unlocking your true potential
This is done through a series of talks/discussions focusing on different aspects of a bespoke practice set. You will learn about qi field theory and how to start your practice, how to adjust your practice to your specific requirements and how to not get caught in dead end where you practice is not making any progress.
We utilise the practice sets from our Qigong Warm Up Exercises course as these are complete, safe movements that can be combined in different sequences in order to suit individual needs, and we explain and demonstrate ways of combining these into powerful, transformative personal practice sets that can be tailored for the place that you are on your qigong journey.
Who this course is for:
- The Course is suitable for Beginners and Improvers alike
Hi, I’m an escapee from the City. I worked there for 15 years, and in the process I accumulated all the negative habits which accompany that lifestyle – late nights, alcohol, and cigarettes, all leading to STRESS and poor health.
In 1988, whilst trying different therapies and exercise forms in order to improve my health, I came across Chen Man Ching’s Short form Tai-chi. I found the classes extremely helpful and enjoyable – they triggered my interest in and love of eastern arts, which continues to this day. This was my “Crossroad”
The black bags under my eyes started to go, I became less susceptible to colds and flu, and my energy levels soared. Today I’m twice as flexible physically and mentally as I was 15 years ago!
My background reading into Tai-chi forms helped me to discover and thus begin my in-depth study of Qigong. I began to understand that the Qigong energy system was the key to all eastern healing methods. It was this process that led to my great escape, as I realised that having healed myself, I wanted to teach and heal others.
I was trained by the International Institute of Medical Qigong first as a practitioner, then a qualified therapist and teacher, in due course I hope to become a Doctor of Medical Qigong.
I had the privilege of studying Qigong and Tai-chi sword form with Grand Master Chen. I was also a student of Master Lam’s, studying Tai-chi and Zhan Zhuang (Pronounced Jam Jong)
I now work exclusively with teachers from Dr Pang Ming’s (Now closed) Medicineless Hospital – The Huaxia Centre – Teachers Lu and Ling, Teacher Wei and Teacher Jianshe
John Millar was born and educated in the South East of England, on leaving school John spent a short period as a professional Windsurfer before opting for a ‘proper’ job and heading to the City and a career in banking. Through a sequence of happy coincidences his career path took a diversion and he spent 20 years in the IT industry.
In 1997, while studying world religions and complimentary medicine, an insightful Reiki master introduced John to Qigong. From the outset it was apparent that Qigong provided him with a powerful tool for the exploration of spiritual and healing practices, as time passed the potential for Qigong to be integral in all parts of his life became clear.
Following graduation from the Teacher Training Program at the ‘College of Chi Kung’ in London where he met up and became good friends with Caroline, John continued to study Qigong form and philosophy, both in the UK and China, exploring the potential that resides within movement and stillness.
John’s passion is in finding simple, effective ways of expressing the understanding that resides at the core of the practice of Qigong. He believes that there is huge potential in providing people and Organisations with practices that are simple enough to be memorable, whilst being profound enough to support deeper practice.