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Qigong is a centuries-old system of exercise coordinating posture, movement, and breathing, used along with visualisation and other simple meditative techniques, to improve the flow of Qi, the vital life energy within us all. Together with acupuncture, herbs, and massage it is one of the cornerstones of Traditional Chinese Medicine. A modern metaphor is that the body is a battery and its charge can be drained, maintained or restored. Our Qi is the charge in the body, and for many of us modern life is draining our reserves faster than we can replenish them. Qigong is the way we recharge our batteries, learn the art of Qigong in this short course in Sydney.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this QiGong course for beginners students should be able to:

  • Understand the concept of Qi flowing through the body, and how to use this to boost our health
  • Recognise and locate physical stress in the body, and how to let it go
  • Perform the Eight Brocades of Silk Qigong form to boost immunity
  • Manage the movement of Qi around the body to achieve balance
  • Relieve stress; and improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being
  • Understand the importance of The Five Elements in Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Perform the Five Element qigong form for relaxation and balance
  • Build and purify Qi in the body

Ideal for

This QiGong course for beginners is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it generally safe for all ages and fitness levels. In fact, because QiGong is a low-impact exercise, it may be especially suitable if you're an older adult who otherwise may not exercise.

Course Content

Lesson 1

  • A brief introduction to the history and philosophy of Qigong
  • Loosening the joints to remove blockages
  • Standing in Wuji - the posture of power
  • The difference between active & passive Qigong
  • Opening movement to pulse the qi
  • The head is a buoy, the pelvis an anchor - breathing with the whole body
  • Introduction to the five elements in Chinese Medicine
  • Qigong for the wood element

Lesson 2

  • Warm up/Loosening
  • Wuji posture - Listening to the body, looking for tension
  • Embrace the mountain - qigong to open the chest and balance chest qi
  • Parting the clouds - clearing blockages from the heart meridian
  • Introducing the /Eight Brocades of Silk/ qigong set to boost immunity
  • First two qigong from the Eight Brocades - Holding up the sky; Draw the bow to shoot the eagle
  • Qigong for the Fire element

Lesson 3

  • Warm up/Loosening
  • Wuji posture - relaxing body parts segmentally
  • Visualisation - Moving qi up the legs
  • Looking at the moon
  • Closing movement to balance the body
  • Eight brocades - Separating heaven & earth; Wise owl gazes backwards
  • Qigong for the Earth element

Lesson 4

  • Warmup/Loosening
  • Wuji posture - Hugging the tree, relaxing the shoulders
  • Visualisation - Qi around the arms
  • Twist at the waist to improve digestion
  • Throw the ball/repulse the monkey
  • Eight brocades - Shake the head to wag the tail; Hold the feet
  • Qigong for the Metal element

Lesson 5

  • Warm up/Loosening
  • Wuji posture - Yin sinks
  • Visualisation - Qi to the four limbs
  • Touch the sea, look at the sky
  • Eight brocades - Glare fiercely & punch; Bounce on the feet seven times
  • Qigong for the water element

Lesson 6

  • Warm up/Loosening
  • Wuji posture - Yang rises
  • Visualisation - Compressing qi into the dan tian (charging the battery)
  • Row the boat across the lake
  • Eight brocades - putting it together
  • Five element routine; 8 breaths.

Lesson 7

  • Warm up/Loosening
  • Wuji posture - Clothes hanging from the hanger
  • Visualisation - Building the ball
  • Eight brocades - full routine
  • Five Elements - full routine

Lesson 8

  • Warm up/Loosening
  • Wuji posture - Standing meditation
  • Visualisation - Microcosmic orbit
  • Eight brocades - full routine
  • Five elements - full routine

What to bring to class

Please bring comfortable, breathable clothing and sturdy footwear as well as a bottle of water.

Other information

Please note: It is the mission of Sydney Community College to provide quality, accessible education, and training. Our commitment to improving the quality of all courses we offer is ongoing and extends to ensuring the safety of all our students. It is the responsibility of the student to inform the instructor of any physical impairment that might impact participation in the course.

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