Qigong Term 1
Qigong - Wudang Five Animals (Wu Xing)
Qigong is closely related to Tai Chi. Both improve general health and work on cultivating the 'Qi' or energy that flows through the body. 'Qigong' can be translated as energy work and is sometimes defined as breathing exercises.
The Wudang Five Animals are an ancient Taoist practice designed to improve health and longevity and bring harmony to mind and body. Each animal corresponds to a particular internal organ. In this 10-week course we will focus on the Tiger form. Learning the Tiger form improves and balances the lungs and respiratory functions of the body in accordance with Classical Chinese Medicine.
Other benefits to regular practice of this form are to open the joints, lengthen the tendons, strengthen muscles and improve balance.
Qigong is a form of gentle Chinese exercise. Practised regularly it can improve general health by working on cultivating the 'Qi' or energy that flows through the body.
The Confucius Institute is pleased to offer a 5-week course of Qigong taught by Matthew Knight.
Matthew has studied Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) and Qigong (Chi Kung) since 1998 with his teacher Tina Faulkner Elders and the Ruyi School of Taijiquan and Qigong. His personal training continues with the Ruyi School and includes working with Master Chen Li Sheng on Wudang Mountain in China.
Classes will be held in Dunbar Street Hall, Dunbar St, Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3UJ.