Learn Qigong (Qi = energy or life force, gong = skill). Learn how to cultivate and improve your energy through ancient Chinese exercises intended to strengthen muscles and organs, improve breathing and focus attention and intentions; helping you to achieve unity of body, mind and breath. Many forms and styles of Qigong have been practised in China for over 3000 years. In modern times, Qigong is practised by school-age children as part of their curriculum, and by older people practising in parks. Qigong has also found enthusiastic audiences and practitioners in the USA, Europe and elsewhere in Asia.
Please note this course has completed.
6-week course, 1 hour per session, led by Keiko Sudo
8, 15, 22, 29 January
5, 12 February 2022
12.30 – 1.30pm
202 Leyton Road
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About the course – Health Qigong – Wu Qin Xi (Five Animals Frolic)
Qigong has been the subject of numerous scientific and medical researches to measure and understand better its effects on the body, mind and energy. Health Qigong© was developed by Chinese Qigong masters, professors and medical practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Chinese sport experts with the support of the Chinese National Sport Council and Chinese Health Qigong Association. Their intention was to use Qigong to address medical conditions and other problems arising from modern living and lifestyle. Health Qigong© was introduced to the Chinese public in 2002.
Wu Qin Xi or Five Animals Frolic was first designed during the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220 AD/CE). It imitates movements of five animals and their spiritual activities and expressions: the courage and robustness of the tiger, serenity and poise of deer, steadiness and solidity of bear, nimbleness and dexterity of monkey and swiftness and grace of bird.
The movements exercise limbs, waist, trunk and spine, increasing movement range and physical efficiency. They also help to strengthen muscles and bones and promote the circulation of Qi and blood. Fingers and toes are also exercised, helping improve blood circulation to the extremities.
Wu Qin Xi is one of the four original sets of Health Qigong. Read more about Health Qigong and its four original sets here.
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About the instructor – Keiko Sudo
Keiko Sudo was born in Japan and moved to UK in 1978. She started learning Tai Chi and Qigong about 10 years ago and is currently training with Dr Sam Ma, an Instructor of Deyin Taijiquan Institute in North London, and a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncturist).
She has also received invaluable guidance from Masters Tary Yip and Faye (Li) Yip, two of Europe’s leading Tai Chi and Qigong masters.
Keiko won the gold medal for Tai Chi Stick in 2018 International Health Qigong competition and also for 24 Step Simplified Tai Chi Quan in the London National Tai Chi and Qigong Competition and Sun style 38 Step Tai Chi in the National Tai Chi Championship in 2019.
She is a fully qualified and certified instructor of Wu Qin Xi and Ma Wang Dui Health Qigong from the British Health Qigong Association. Currently she is teaching online and on-site at the Islington Chinese Community Centre and Holborn Community Centre.
For further information about the British Health Qigong Association, visit their website: healthqigong.org.uk
Delivered by Dao Lu CIC, Shaolin Dao Lu and the British Health Qigong Association (BHQA)
Funded by Sport England
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