“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” Lao Tzu
Be more present, grounded and centred. Be in the here and now.
What is Chi Kung?
Chi Kung (or Qigong) means ‘energy work’ and is an ancient Chinese art that is similar to Yoga and Tai Chi, but the movements and postures are much simpler. It consists of static postures, simple movements, stretching exercises, breathing exercises and sitting, standing and walking meditation. The Chi Kung I practise is called ‘Elemental Chi Kung’. Each element (earth, metal, water, wood and fire) contains certain properties, which manifest as certain movements in the body. The aim is to try and balance all the elements in the body.
What is Chi?
Chi is a life-force energy, which according to Traditional Chinese Medicine exists in all living beings.
The flow of chi in our body is important for maintaining health.
In other cultures this energy is known as ‘prana’ (India) or ‘ki’ (Japan).
City Lit, Keeley Street, London WC2B 4BA: Chi Kung five elements: moving from the centre: all levels
Wednesdays Time: 11:45 – 13:00 N.B. this class is online (zoom) at the moment and between 11:00 and 12:15.
To enrol call 020 7831 7831; or online www.citylit.ac.uk
Direct link for the April 2021 course; Wednesdays 11:00 – 12:15 on zoom:
Other zoom classes:
Nothing at the moment, but if you are interested, please send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or text message (07905502183). I am happy to have a chat about the classes.
Pop-up Chi Kung in the park (only during the summer; please contact me beforehand)
St James Park (Waltham Forest), next to Essex Road, London E17 8AN
Adults only (16 +)
Sunday mornings 11 a.m – 12 p.m (minimum of 6 students required)
Price: £32 for 4 sessions (£10 drop-in sessions)
Please contact me before the class starts via email (email@example.com) or mobile (0790 550 2183) if you are interested in joining this class and to find out about payment method.
Private Chi Kung classes can also be arranged. (£30/hour)
During classes we will be doing various movements, warm-ups, clearing exercises, static postures, stretches and meditation. It has been designed to help you be more present and become more grounded and relaxed.
The lessons usually start with a set of warm up exercises, which are important to loosen and open up the joints and to aid energy flow. These exercises are also very good on their own as part of a morning routine.
After the warm up, we will be doing a mixture of stretches, clearing exercises, simple postures or movements that correspond to the five elements.
All this work is an excellent preparation for meditation, which can be done in a standing, sitting or lying down position.
Who can take part?
Anyone can do Chi Kung. It is a gentle, low impact form of exercise and is open to adults of all abilities.
What do I wear?
Please wear loose comfortable clothing. If we do chi kung in the park, please wear lots of layers. If we do indoor chi kung, please wear indoor shoes.
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