Learn Qigong (Qi = energy, gong = skill). Learn how to cultivate and improve your energy through these 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 spirit.
6-week course, 1 hour per session, led by Shifu Mark Browne, 34th Generation Shaolin Temple Disciple.
14, 21, 28 November
5, 12, 19 December 2021
12.30 – 1.30pm
Leyton Cricket Hub
Leyton Sports Ground
2 Crawley Road
Leyton E10 6RJ
- Suitable for all ages
- For complete beginners
- Improve blood circulation
- Increase flexibility and mobility
- Strengthen lungs
- Plus many more benefits
The Forms: Ba Duan Jin (八段锦)
Ba Duan Jin can be translated as the 8 Silk Brocades or the 8 Treasures Qigong. It is a short and easy to remember routine. The course will be taught according to Shaolin Temple China principles and style.
It consists of 8 postures with variations in breathing, tensioning and concentration. Ba Duan Jin is a health oriented practice to increase joint mobility, structural stability, mind focusing and is aiming in the development of body connectivity for harmonious and gentle Qi nourishment.
Ba Duan Jin belongs to the classic repertoire of Qigong exercises within the Shaolin Temple and is suitable for beginners as well as for more advanced practitioners with more intensity of practice. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry published last year (4 May 2020) medical research into the effectiveness of Qigong exercises for Covid-19 prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. Ba Duan Jin is one of the Qigong forms that researchers identified as having beneficial effects on Covid-19 and other respiratory illnesses.
Shifu Mark Browne
Shifu Browne is the Chief Instructor at Shaolin Daolu and is a 34th Generation Shaolin Warrior disciple of Shaolin Temple in China. He has been teaching Shaolin kung fu, Tai Chi, Qigong and other martial arts for over 25 years.
He began learning kung fu at a very young age, achieving his first black belt in Taekwondo when he was 9 years old, one of the youngest black belts in Britain at the time. At 18, he travelled to China and resided there for 3 years, learning under some of the greatest masters in Shaolin Temple. His teachers include Master Wu Bin, head coach of China’s Wushu Team, Grandmaster Guolin and Master Chen Zhenglei (of the Chen family who originated Chen-style Tai Chi). Dao Lu CIC’s Tai Chi instructors learned under Shifu Browne. Read more at www.shaolindaolu.com/themaster.
Register (limited places)
Sorry, booking has now closed. Please come back later for the next set of sessions. Registration will open in mid-December for the Nagrecha Hall, 202 Leyton Road E15 1DT. First session to be 8th January.
Delivered by Dao Lu CIC, Shaolin Dao Lu and the British Health Qigong Association (BHQA)
Funded by Sport England
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