The Song of Qi
With Nick Stark
This introductory workshop , suitable for all, will go straight to the heart of Chi Kung practice for health, vitality and good spirit.
Gentle loosening and stretching exercises open the pathways of the blood, calling the breath and vitalising our energy. From here we move to study the postures, movements and breath of the famous Chi Kung set, "Eight Strands of Brocade."
At first, technique... "Two Hands Push Sky" - position, stance and the line of the movement: "Drawing the Bow" - relax repeat relax repeat.... "Look back at the Moon" - turning back and forth, back and forth... so that, gradually, as body memory takes and holds, we deepen into the flow ...the notes of each Strand transforming into a Body Song. And body, mind and spirit awaken as consciousness settles ...like a Bird, returning home.
Breath deepens, Body relaxes even more as we Embrace the Earth and Draw Down the Sky. Awareness senses energy vibrating within the body, at play, singing in the forest of muscles, tendons, skin and bones. Body, Energy, Spirit - Jing, Qi, Shen - are One, as movement and breath sing a joyful song.