Roger Jahnke, OMD,
has dedicated his professional life to sharing the powerful ancient healing traditions of China. He is the director and chief instructor of the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi, in Santa Barbara, Calif., and a cofounder and recent chairperson of the board of the National Qigong Association.
“Qi cultivation strengthens your vitality, and enhanced vitality is a key to liberating creativity,” writes Michael J. Gelb in Creativity On Demand: How to Ignite and Sustain the Fire of Genius. Gelb explains, “The fire of genius isn’t just a metaphor, it is qi.” In the research for this book Gelb interviewed and studied with many of the world’s leading qigong masters including Dr. Roger Jahnke, author of The Healing Power of Qi. Jahnke writes, “The average human being has a longing to create but is not necessarily well enough, or energized enough, to fulfill it.
Qigong is medical by its very nature. Qigong works by improving the practitioners’ immunity response, increasing self-healing and self-recovery capabilities and enhancing self-regeneration potential. Science has demonstrated that humans can prevent 70-80% of the diseases for which they get treated. Qigong practice serves both a preventive and curative function. It is considered to be effective in improving many chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, allergies, asthma, arthritis, depression, anxiety, and addiction.
Health, well-being, and longevity can be achieved through cultivating and mastering qi. Every style of qigong – including tai chi and yoga – shares a basis in essential principles. During this workshop, you will have the opportunity to awaken and refine natural healing and intuitive abilities associated with the most mysterious and neglected aspect of being: the eternal nature, or universal self.