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Practicing the 5 exercises will train and awaken your perception of the energy moving through space.
It will increase your centering and grounding power.
It will activate the connection between the energy moving inside you and in the outer space all around you. You will feel less separated, more at one.
The course is primarily made for beginners experiencing with the body energy field at large or with the Qi Gong practice itself. It will give them a strong ground to then go on studying other styles of Qi Gong.
The exercises can be performed together or separately, repeating them 3, 6 or 9 times according to your feelings and to your need at the moment.
Learning these movements is quick and possible to anybody who can stand for a while without too much difficulty. 2 or 3 practice sessions for a total of a few hours should be enough to be able to execute the movements without having to think about what they are about and how to do them. Then the student will progressively get into the feeling. The general health condition of the body-mind will be greatly improved with time and practice. Regularity will enhance flexibility, inner strength and mental peace.
Mastering the way to conduct the energy in and out of the body takes of course a consistent practice over some longer time.
There is always more to discover and enjoy even when practicing such simple movements; but for maximum benefit, remember to let go of all expectations and to enjoy the present moment.
The course includes:
ONE video - 6mn general introduction + 5mn stepping into the practice.
FIVE videos - 3 to 5 mn each - demonstrating the 5 movements, including general information, detailed explanations to improve your practice and downloadable PDF documents to further deepen your overall understanding of the Qi Gong practice.
TWO videos - about 9mn each - presenting the full sequence with a different atmosphere: "Fire / Water" mode.
ONE 3mn video rounding off the course where I share with you a bit more of my experience and understanding.
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|Section 1: Introduction to the course|
The movements are very easy to learn at all ages and for all health conditions.
The real value of it all will reveal itself, one thing at a time by practicing: be sincerely motivated and open. That is all you need to receive great gifts from the practice.
Don't try to imitate what you see me doing.
But let it just be a souce of inspiration for you to create your own inner experience.You are unique and ever changing from one day to the other. Flow into your practice without trying to control it too much.
But somedays it is just not possible to let go! Then be aware of it, no one is to be scolded for that!
I do experience very different ways of moving into the energy according to all kinds of factors:
As an example, check out the 2 videos "Experiencing Qi moving into space" right at the end of the course:
You will easily perceive the difference. Both are Qi Gong. The key is to be true in what you are doing and to feel it being an expression of who you are at the moment.
Of course, before being free in your expression, you first need to stick to the basics:
That's how a traditional practice keeps alive through centuries or more.
But again, as a beginner studying Qi Gong basics, if you prefer to let yourself go into a free style of your own as soon as you start learning, please be responsible enough not to call whatever you are doing "Qi Gong", stand for your experience and name it as you would for an original creation of yours.
Welcoming everything that is, is the secret of a happy life.
And Qi Gong practice is a very privileged moment to be just that: welcoming!
Enjoy it! And share this beauty all around with everyone, all day long!
|Section 2: 1st movement: Sky-Earth Connexion|
With this simple arms movement coordinated to the breathing, our energy is completely refreshed as we:
Be open to nature’s energy
While they are rising, the arms lead the Earth Qi towards the Sky.Then, natural Qi enters the body at Bai Hui:
Try and avoid locking the joints and keep the neck and shoulders as relaxed as possible at each moment.
Being Human in a Natural Environment
|Section 3: 2nd movement: Pulling the Qi in the lower Dan Tian|
This movement activates a major energy center in the lower body, Dan Tian, which is used in all martial arts, as well as in sitting meditation and Qi Gong to:
To open one self to nature’s energy
The body imagined as an energy sphere, is a part of the whole living universe
Dan Tian - Acupuncture Points
|Section 4: 3rd movement: Balancing Fire with Water|
In our modern way of living we take little or no time at all to upgrade our skills in terms of stress management or emotional cleansing. It then all ads together to create:
The simple movement demonstrated here, helps balancing the upper and lower body by establishing a better communication between Heart/Fire and Kidneys/Water.
Water, Yin Principle, refers to the vital force embedded in the Kidneys.
|Section 5: 4th movement: Yin-Yang Connexion|
A very simple movement to:
The Earth Yin-Qi nourishes the Sky Yang-Qi and is in return activated by it: this is a natural and on-
Energy - Qi Gong
|Section 6: 5th movement: Pushing the Mountain|
This simple movement will help:
The hands thrust in front of the body embody the inner force that
When you bring the hands back towards the shoulders:
Energy - Body - Mind
|Section 7: Experiencing 5 movements: "Fire" mode|
I remember one of my best Tai Chi teacher saying "the more external movement, the less energy movement inside".
Or something like that. With time and practice, I became more able to actually feel the truth he was sharing at the time.
But then I also studied Qi Gong for Women* , a form created by Mrs Liu Ya Fei, very ondulating and nonetheless... very powerful!
No truth ever is absolute...
* by the way, i benefit so much from practicing this form, i plan to get a course out pretty soon
|Section 8: Experiencing 5 movements: "Water" mode|
Deep and meditative approach.
I appreciate it very much when i need to ressource and regenerate, when i experience a bit too much agitation and/or confusion, for example.
|Section 9: Conclusion|
Thank you and well done for completing my course!
If you download the PDF document found in this lecture's resources, you will find a complete list of my courses - some are free and the others are offered at big discounts for existing students.
This course is inspired by the work of Ke Wen, Qi gong teacher and founder of the center Les Temps du Corps, Paris.
To your health and well being, Sonia ;-)
Considering life experiences as opportunities to deepen mental understanding and knowledge is one of the consequences of my initial training as a science student.
African and Eastern cultures then made a strong and so far lasting impression on me while studying some of their arts (afro-cuban dance and percussion, Yoga, Acupuncture and Shiatsu, Tai Chi and Chi Gong, Zazen meditation).
Since then, by the blending of both these major influences, the body-mind turned to be my first partner in terms of self balancing and inner growth.
Mes études de Biochimie ont renforcé la tendance d'un esprit pratique et curieux qui favorise l'expérimentation et l'expérience comme bases de compréhension et de connaissance.
Puis par le contact prolongé avec les cultures originaires de l'Afrique ou de l'Extrême Orient, j'ai appris en pratiquant certains de leurs arts (danse, yoga, massages, tai chi chuan, qi gong, zazen), à vivre le corps comme mon premier partenaire d'équilibre personnel et de connaissance intérieure.
Depuis lors, l'unité corps-esprit est devenue mon partenaire privilégié en termes d'équilibre intérieur et de développement personnel.