Evolve with Qigong
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Evolve with Qigong

An in-depth guide to the essential principles of a transformative Qigong practise.
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Created by Benny Henning
Last updated 9/2017
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Price: $65
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Includes:
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 46 Articles
  • 1 Practice Test
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • Become aware of, and release tension from the body.
  • Discover inner stillness using mindfulness
  • Breathe deeply into the belly and kidneys
  • Sink and transfer body weight correctly
  • Open the spine, relax the nervous system
  • Develop fluidity, flexibility and spontaneity in the body
  • Feel and work with the energy body
  • Integrate many of these skills into daily life
  • Learn the 8 movement 'Ji Ben' set
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Requirements
  • Just yourself and a quiet space
Description

This course is an in-depth, step by step guide to the main principles of an effective qigong practise, that can transform the way you think and feel on a daily basis. 

Your tool box is your body and mind. No other equipment is necessary. 

By the end of the course, students will have a life-long personal toolbox of skills that enables them to:

  • Develop greater mindfulness 
  • Move more fluidly
  • Deepen the breath 
  • Release energetic tension
  • Take great care of the spine
  • Feel more confident and spontaneous
  • Deepen body awareness
  • Feel and work with one's energy

Students will also understand how these skills may be applied in daily living for a balanced, healthy and rewarding life. 


Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for the mindful individual who:
  • ● Is interested in meditation or qigong
  • ● Is interested in relieving stress and letting go of tension
  • ● Wants a set of daily life skills for improving wellbeing
  • ● Is interested in self development
  • ● Is interested in 'qi' or the energy body
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Curriculum For This Course
70 Lectures
05:11:11
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Deeply Relaxing
11 Lectures 30:52

Understand how to best practise qigong and use the course for optimal results. Build encouragement and motivation, understand warnings and disclaimer.

Introduction
01:44

Learn what it is to deeply relax the mind and the body and why this is important. Realise that relaxing can be done at anytime by releasing unnecessary tension the body is holding. 

Relaxing deeply
00:49

Learning To Let Go
00:43

Amazing technique for developing a felt sense of letting go and releasing tension. Requires 2 people.

Preview 06:03

How was that?
00:24

Helium Balloons - Introduction
00:36

Similar to arm dropping, except this is a meditation for one person.

Meditation: Helium Balloons
06:00

How Did You Do?
01:26

An introduction to 'shaking', and explanation of how the release of certain inhibitions makes one feel more confident, less self-conscious

Release Your Inhibitions
01:08

Exercise for releasing tension from entire body whilst awakening and enlivening the spirit.

Shake Your Body
11:09

End of section 1
00:47
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Sinking Your Weight
7 Lectures 24:38

Introduction to Sinking Your Weight and an explanation of the benefits with suggestions on how this can be introduced into daily life.

Sink Your Weight - Introduction
00:45

Guided practise session with instructions on how to correctly sink your weight through all of the joints of the body and into the earth.

Sink your weight
05:15

Introduction to Transferring Your Weight, and developing muscle memory for fluid movement. Warnings about incorrect knee movement.

Transfer Your Weight - Introduction
01:07

Guided practise session with instructions on how to corretly transfer your weight as you move. Focusing specifically on leg movements required for Swinging, and other exercises on this course.

Transfer Your Weight
05:22

What is 'Swinging' and how to best practise?

Swing Your Body - Introduction
00:50

Fundamental warm up exercises for opening major energy gates of the body, releasing tension from the shoulders and spine, awakening kidney energy, and getting fluids moving around the body.

Swing Your Body
10:00

End of section 2
01:18
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The Breath
8 Lectures 27:03

Instructions on how to work with the breath, the benefits of belly breathing and how to use the 'Deep Abdominal and Kidney Breathing' video safely and effectively.

Introduction
02:15

Guided meditation on deepening the breath into all areas of the belly and kidneys, in stages.

Breathe Deeply
10:31

Energetic Tension
00:46

Short meditation on 'Sung' breathing; breathing in tranquility, breathing out tension

Activity - Sung Breathing
00:59

Article on applying the principals you have learned so far in unison, as one practise, to discover happiness within. Introduction to 'Standing'.

Synergy - Combine What You Have Learned
00:28

Stand Still - Introduction
01:00

'Standing', know as wuji, is a practise for discovering deep stillness within and an end to restlessness in the mind and body. This exercise combines all subtle principals into one practise.

Preview 10:06

End of section 3
00:57
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The Spine and Nervous System
10 Lectures 29:50

Importance of the spine in our health and movement. Understanding how to work carefully with the spine for long term benefits.

Good spinal health
02:01

Open The Neck - Introduction
00:35

Guided exercise on gently and slowly warming up the neck and upper spine, whilst bringing as much attention to the area as possible.

Open Your Neck
05:07

How Is Your Neck?
00:49

Guided exercise on creating flexibility in the spine, by curling and uncurling and opening the spaces in between the vertebrae.

Curl Your Spine
05:51

How Is Your Spine?
00:29

Meditation activity on taking attention to the joints, to open and release to assist energy flow around the body. 

Activity - Open The Joints
01:19

Create Waves Through The Spine - Introduction
00:37

Guided standing meditation on opening the joints of the body, moving into guided spinal waves exercise for creating fluidity and utilising Earth's energy. 

Create Waves Through The Spine
12:19

End of section 4
00:39
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Spontenaity
7 Lectures 20:54

An introduction to finding spontaneity in your movement, an ultimate side effect of deeply letting go and finding the flow.

Spontenaity with letting go
00:28

Guided practise session with hip exercises and coordinating the top half and bottom half of the body.

Circle Your Hips
05:37

Circles, waves, spirals
00:58

A 2 person exercise for developing a combination of balance and 'rootedness', flexibility and fluidity, letting go and spontaneity all in one.

Challenge - Be Pushed Without Falling
06:38

Release Your Inhibitions - Part 2
00:50

Similar objective as the above exercise, except for one person, and continuous spontaneous movement.

'Young Tree' exercise
05:28

End of section 5
00:53
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Ji Ben - Feel your energy
8 Lectures 15:08
The Lower Dantian
00:50

Storing Your Energy - Introduction
00:35

Storing Your Energy
02:41

A guide to energy work
01:34

Challenge - Feel Your Energy
01:28

Compressing The Pearl - Introduction
00:24

Compressing The Pearl
07:13

End of Section 6
00:20
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Ji Ben - Energy meridians
15 Lectures 47:47
Introduction to Ji Ben
00:27

Flying Hands - Introduction
00:10

Flying Hands
06:32

Opening The Chest - Introduction
00:15

Opening The Chest
06:02

Upholding The Moon - Introduction
00:20

Upholding The Moon
06:19

Swimming Dragon - Introduction
00:20

Swimming Dragon
06:33

Diagonal Flying - Introduction
00:20

Diagonal Flying
06:54

Cow Turns Its Head - Introduction
00:22

Cow Turns Its Head
06:24

Heavenly Archer - Introduction
00:18

Heavenly Archer
06:29
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Congratulations
4 Lectures 01:53:31
Congratulations!
00:13

A way to test your knowledge of the fundamentals

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Bonus Lecture - Introduction
00:30

Bonus Lecture - Full length practise session
01:52:37

Thank You
00:10
About the Instructor
Benny Henning
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Mindfulness and Qigong Teacher

Hi I'm Benny, since I was a child I have been practising meditation and guided relaxation techniques as a way to help me calm a racing mind and find more comfort within the body. I found myself fascinated by what could be achieved when attention is focused inwardly.

This fascination lead me on to exploring Buddhism, Taoism and practising Qigong, later qualifying to teach, and holding classes in the UK. 

I continue to be amazed at the stillness I can discover within, and the release I feel, when I practise sincerely, even for 5 minutes. Qigong is a remarkable way to deepen a mindfulness practise and bring it into every cell of the body. 

It has made a world of difference to how I live my life. I hope it does for yours.