3 Relaxation Movement Exercises - Qigong
There are many movement exercises available to us. Very few focus on breath and movement as a form of meditation and empowerment.
Western physical exercises are 'spend' our energy, whereas Eastern movement practices conserve and build energy.
I have always been drawn to Yogic and Taoist movement practices because they are kind to the body and mind, and offer an integrated approach between movement, breath, and mind-focus.
I was introduced to traditional authentic yoga practices in my childhood as a form of rehabilitation from surgeries to strengthen my bones and body.
In my teens, my brothers introduced me to bodybuilding, quite aggressive modes of exercise, and I trained as a fitness instructor. In hindsight, this did alot of damage to my posture and joints. In my 30's as I was introduced to the Taiji Qigong movement practice with Chris Jarmey, at the European School of Shiatsu, and School of Oriental Medicine.
Relaxation Movement Practice
These five practices called wu-song are based on Shaolin practices demonstrated by Master
Shi Heng Yi belongs to the 35th Generation of Shaolin Masters and is the headmaster of the Shaolin Temple Europe 歐洲少林寺 located in Germany.
This is a full 60 Minute session of the 五鬆 Wu-Song.
5 Relaxation Methods are suitable for anyone seeking simple techniques to reduce stress, tension enabling you to achieve stress-less relaxed states. Regular daily practice will facilitate your energy (also called chi or Qi ) to harmoniously regulate.
Master Shi Heng Yi first explains the theory behind the exercises.
Then delivers a 1-hour demo on the five exercises.
1) Shou Song · Loosening of the hands
2) Xiong Song · Loosening of the chest
3) Fu Song · Loosening of the waist
4) Tun Song · Loosening of the buttocks
5) Tui Song · Loosening of the legs
Each practice is accompanied by breathing that generates a specific sound.
Some things can not be explained, they are simply meant to be experienced.
Anyone can practice these gentle exercise forms, whether sitting, standing or lying down with numerous benefits.
Nourishing Practices for Body, Mind and Spirit -
This is a 17-minute qigong practice designed around the Wood element (Spring Season) in Chinese medicine and qigong. It focuses on forms that create stability and root to support upward growth and rise.