8 Postures to Balance the 7 Emotions
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Each session we will do a Qigong warm up, explore the Balance the Heart routine, discuss one move in detail and end with a sitting meditation.
This lesson includes a discussion of the Heart as the centre of our consciousness and the organ that integrates all of our emotions.
This class focusses on the Qigong posture, Natural Respiration and looks at the relationship between the Lungs, the emotions of grief and sadness and the process of valuing.
This class includes details on the third posture, Coiling Arms and it's relation to the Liver and the emotion of anger. It also includes a discussion of the virtues of compassion, gratitude and patience
This class provides details on the fourth posture, Raising, Lowering Palms, and its connection to thinking and worry as well its connection to digestion.
The fifth lesson includes a discusion of the emotions of anxiety, its relation to the digestion and the Heart and to the qualilty of confidence.
The discussion in this lesson centers on the posture, Integrating the Qi, it's relation to fear, the perception of risk, and how this emotional aspect is balanced through recognition of our inter-connection. with the world around us.
This second last class looks at the seventh posture, Extending the Palm, Holding the Knee and it's relationship to the emotion of fright.
The last lesson's discussion summarizes the sequence and the concept of Balance the Heart. It also includes the story of the one-armed swordsman who becomes the 2nd Patriarch of Zen Buddhism.
Bring emotions into balance with this Qigong course.
This course provided the details of a short, eight posture routine. It is based off the Chinese Medicine theory of the "Seven Affects" or emotional states that can cause illness.
Each lesson includes instruction in the Qigong to Balance the Heart sequence, plus a standing and sitting meditation and a short discussion on relevant theories and ideas.
The course is self-directed, so you can start anytime and take each class according to a schedule that will work for you. No previous experience in Qigong is required. This course can be an excellent introduction to Qigong, especially in relation to regulating the emotions and promoting well-being!
While living and studying Traditional Chinese Medicine in Victoria, I had the good fortune to meet & train Chinese Martial Arts with Shane Watson & Andrea Falk. I began a serious study of Yang & Chen styles of Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) in Victoria under Andrea's vigilant eye. I also was able to learn the Qi Gong form, Lian Gong Shi Ba Fa (18 Postures for Daily Practice), in Victoria from Sue Jiang. I graduated from Oshio College with distinction in 2002 & was among the first group of registered practitioners recognized by British Columbia's College of TCM Practitioners & Acupuncturists.
Since moving to Guelph, Ontario, I have been able to deepen my Chen Taijiquan studies with Master Jack Yan, one of the eighteen inheritor disciples of Grand Master Chen Zhenglei. And since 2004 expanded my training with Andrea Falk to include Bagua & Xingyi.
Since 2004 I have been teaching internal styles & since 2002 operating a solo Traditional Chinese Medicine practice in Guelph, Ontario.