A fun, energizing, and deeply healing integration of the following Qigong practices: Sound Qigong is Susanne Skadron's original method of combining vocal toning and release sounds with diaphragmatic breathing and Qigong and Tai Chi exercises. In addition to the enormous benefits of traditional qigong, using the voice can help heal the brain and nervous system, and clear emotional blockages and voice issues. No singing ability needed.
The Five Animal Frolics are one of the oldest forms of medical qigong. These exercises are based on the spirit and movement of the Tiger, Deer, Bear, Monkey, and Bird. Each animal has corresponding organs, and we integrate traditional organ healing sounds with the movements. Several versions of the Five Animals will be practiced, and modified exercises will be demonstrated for those with movement limitations. These are very good exercise!
The Eight Pieces of Brocade is one of the most frequently practiced forms of medical qigong. They work all aspects of the body/mind and corresponding organs. They are also a complete healing system.
We will also incorporate postural alignment stretches which align the major bones with gravity. Joint circling and qigong swings are also practiced. The joints are primary centers for conducting chi through the system, and these practices help circulate and build chi in the joints, and may help joint related issues and balance.
Standing meditation is important for feeling peace, building strength, and integrating the benefits of the practices.