Qigong is an ancient system of self-healing that has been used in China for more than 2,000 years to maintain health, achieve longevity, and treat disease. It consists of gentle exercises that combine breath, slow movement, self-massage, and meditation to harmonize the body, mind, and spirit. Simple yet profound, qigong provides many health benefits. You can balance hormones, eliminate symptoms of menopause, reduce stress, and lower blood pressure. Qigong can help you age gracefully and maintain youthful vitality.
In this workshop, you will be taught a qigong form designed specifically for women to increase energy, improve heart function, strengthen bones, enhance breast health, and regulate the organs. You also will be shown how to activate the female power center to help slow the decline of hormones and increase sexual vitality. We will practice outside on the beautiful grounds of Esalen and learn how to nourish our qi, or life force, with the elements of nature. You can take home a routine that can easily be incorporated into your daily life and into your work with patients. This workshop is for women only. All levels of fitness are welcome.
Required reading: Davis, Women’s Qigong for Health and Longevity.
Recommended viewing: Davis, The Spirit of Qigong DVD.