Zhineng Qigong - Body Mind Form
What you'll learn
- This is an effective way of maintaining and improving physical mobility.
- It will help you mobilise Qi throughout the physical and energetic body.
- With the understanding you gain from this course, you will be able to step into more advanced Qigong training with greater ease.
- At the end of this course your will have an understanding of the basics of Body Mind form and the tools with which to practice and develop your understanding.
- The form is practiced in a standing posture and involves leg and arm movement, so it is best suited to those who are able to stand during practice.
- It might help you to have completed our Lift Qi Up, Pour Qi Down course, but this form is a "stand alone" set that anybody can master.
John and Jeremy founded Three Monkeys School of Qigong in 2013 to offer retreat work and teacher training in Zhineng Qigong. They work closely with a number of centres in China and regularly host visiting Chinese teachers. They believe in bringing the eastern wisdom of Qigong to a western audience in a way that is accessible, safe and effective.
Zhineng Qigong is a system of mindful movement that is best known for its use at Huaxia Centre in China (also known as the Medicineless Hospital). As demonstrated time and again at this centre, the system has huge potential for Healing, Self Cultivation and Personal Growth.
The Body Mind Form covered in this course is described as level 2 practice. It is a more physically challenging form than the Level 1 practice, Lift Qi Up, Pour Qi Down which we covered in another Udemy course.
This course, which includes written documentation, is designed to introduce you to Body Mind and enable you to practice individual sections in isolation or as a complete set (using the full practice sets that are included). We cover
The basics of the practice,
Ways to adapt the practice to your own physical abilities
How to get more from the practice
If you want to go more deeply into the form, we would advise you to seek out a teacher who really understands the form and can work with you to explore the deeper levels of this transformative practice.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone with an interest in Qigong
- For older people, this method can be particularly helpful in regaining, or maintaining you mobility
- If you already have good mobility, this method increases awareness of the body and helps all the internal systems to work well together.
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.