Ch'i Kung

CH'I KUNG
This art strengthens our vital energy, protects us against disease, slows down the
aging process, lengthens our life expectancy and expands our mind´s
abilities... all by regulating our "Ch´i." Throughout the ages, Ch´i Kung
has been a traditional treasure of Chinese civilization. Over thousands of
years, as the Chinese searched for a better understanding of the mind, body
and spirit, they developed special exercises or "Ch´i Kung," which means to
work with or train our vital life-energy. There are over 400 varieties of
Ch´i Kung exercises known today, all focusing on cultivating the inner energy
of the human organism or vital life-force known as "Ch´i."

YIN & YANG
Working with the principles of Chinese medicine, learn how to use healing
Ch'i Kung exercise to strengthen the yin or yang energies in the body. If
you are looking for alternative, effective ways to control high or low blood
pressure, arthritis, joint pain, organ problems or other ailments, this class
is especially recommended. Great for beginners.
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CLEAR MIND
A beautifully connected series of movements that touch upon several
Acupressure points throughout the body that stimulate healing. A great class
for advanced students or serious beginners. Treats chronic ailments and
keeps your health at its optimum.
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BLUE MOON
Taught at the University Hospital of Chinese Medicine in Chengdu, China.
Each class includes philosophy essential to any Ch´i Kung practice.
This special meditative form uses a symbol and two mantras to enhance
the energy flow. An advanced class. See curriculum for prerequisites.
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THE EIGHT BROCADE EXCERCIZES
Named for the valuable eight strands of silk brocade, this form of Ch'i Kung consists
of yin-yang balanced moves ideal as a preventive medicine. Learn how to combine
gentle, balanced movements with your breathing and visualization in such
moves as "Scoop the Stream," "The Shaolin Archer," and "Eye of the Tiger."
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THE FIVE ANIMAL FORMS
Teach yourself to embody each of China's five symbolic animals: the meditative
Crane, the earthy Bear, the noble Deer, the mischievous Monkey, and the
powerful Tiger. Learn to feel the animal´s character and even its heartbeat.
The movements related to each animal strengthen a specific organ of the
body: lungs, stomach, heart, liver, and kidneys.
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SWIMMING DRAGON
In Chinese mythology, the images of dragons are frequently used to represent
the action of internal bodily energy. Experience movements such as "a flying
dragon ascends to the clouds" and a "coiling dragon enters the sea." These
simple and beautiful swinging exercises stretch out the body, opening up
blockages to enhance the circulation of Ch'i through the body.
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CH'I KUNG
Practiced in China since 200 BC as one of the four major divisions
of medicine, Ch´i Kung healing methods are widespread in Asia and the
curative effects of these natural exercises are supported by the recent
research findings of modern science. These gentle, flowing movements are
coordinated with breathing and visualization to clear the body´s energy
canals or "meridians," regulate the flow of Ch´i and balance the Yin and Yang
forces. This strengthens the body´s immune system, increasing our ability to
fight off disease and promoting a healthy, long life.

Ch´i Kung is a great way to get your body back into balance, to rid it
of all those little aches and pains, and to increase your concentration
abilities as well. The movements tend to be gentle, easy and relaxing, yet
you´ll discover that they yield amazing results. The classes listed above
are recommended for both men and women of all ages and health conditions.

Tanya MAIN INSTRUCTOR TANYA EPP, DOM
She began practicing the 8 Brocade Exercises at age 18. Soon to graduate as a
Doctor of Oriental Medicine, she has studied medical Ch´i Kung from Chinese
doctors and Taoist monks in both Europe and Asia, creating the Yin & Yang
Forms and the 5 Animals she now teaches. From her 1998 trip to China she
brought back two advanced Ch´i Kung forms: Clear Mind and Blue Moon styles.

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