Seated Eight Treasures Qigong (Chi Kung)
Phoenix Rising Natural Health presents Seated Eight Treasures Qigong (Chi Kung). The Eight Treasures Qigong form is probably the most common form of Qigong exercise in China. The Eight Treasures form dates back to at least 1200 AD and was originally used to rehabilitate soldiers wounded in battle. It is classed as a form of ‘Medical Qigong’.
Qigong is usually translated as ‘Energy Work’ and consists of a series of gentle stretching exercises coordinated with breathing. It is much less strenuous than Yoga, and because of its design as a tool for rehabilitation, can be performed by most individuals regardless of age or fitness level.
I am offering this ‘Seated’ form of Eight Treasures Qigong for the benefit of those who cannot stand for extended periods of time or are confined to a wheelchair. Participants will be seated on chairs for this class.
No experience is necessary for these sessions. The entire form can be learned in 4 sessions, with practice at home in-between sessions. This class can be joined at any time, as we will build on the sequence of movements each class. The cost is £10 per session — Cash, Cheque or Card (Preferred).
St. Saviours Community Centre, Lihou Room.
Saturday, February 4th 2:00pm — 3:00pm
Andy Vile, MAcOM, LAc. is the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Practitioner at Phoenix Rising Natural Health. He holds a BS (Honors) degree in Anthropology from Portland State University, and a MAcOM degree from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. He was Nationally Board-Certified by the NCCAOM in the US and was enrolled in the DAOM Doctoral programme at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, where he also worked as a Teaching Assistant, before returning to Guernsey.