Best known for its dramatic effects on health, vitality, and longevity, qigong is also a profoundly spiritual art. By practicing ancient postures and movements, we awaken an ancient part of ourselves. We find the animal spirits within, and, like the animals, we learn how to sense what nourishes us and how to avoid harm.
In this workshop, you will be taught the rare Taoist Snake Qigong: gentle, coiling movements that dissolve tension, increase the body’s supply of healing and sexual vitality, and sharpen intuition. And then, while looking out over the ocean sacred to the migrating whales, learn Whale Qigong. Develop extraordinary strength as you swim with the currents of life force. As a refreshing complement to these dynamic practices, you will be shown standing and seated meditations to develop the stillness of the mountain and to prevent or eliminate the effects of stress. Discover the Taoist and shamanic roots of qigong and the close connection with indigenous healing traditions. This is a great introduction to the world of qigong and perfect for beginners or continuing students.
Recommended reading: Cohen, The Way of Qigong and Honoring the Medicine.