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8th July

Part 1- The Physical Phase

When you begin to study the methods of Qi Gong you normally begin with some form of movement and postural practice that might typically be referred to as a “dynamic”,”self strengthening” method. This focuses primarily on structural integrity, co ordination, smoothness of movement, stability and relaxation/softness. There are many traditional sets of movement which belong to this category like “8 Section Brocade” and the “Yi Jin Jing”. These traditional sets of movement can be done in a moderate more therapeutically oriented way but are more typically practiced in a dynamic way. Dynamic normally refers to the stance width, low and deep postures and the extension of the limbs. The basic idea is to stretch and tonify the muscles and “unstick” the “interior” (especially the connective tissue fabric) strengthen the muscular-skeletal system and move blood and qi. … Read More »

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