This week we'll be talking about "Shooting Bow and Arrow," a technique that can help open the chest and build strength in the lungs. "Shooting Bow and Arrow" is great whenever you have a cold or are feeling the weather. This another one of those more technical patterns, so we will spend some time learning the details.
The 18 Luohan Hands are a set of Qigong patterns perfect for holistically improving health in people of all physical conditions. Regarded as the creation of Bodhidharma, the First Patriarch of Zen Buddhism, this historical set includes the “Three Qigong Treasures” and the widely known “8 Pieces of Brocade” set, as well as other unique patterns.
In this class, students will learn forms one at a time, deepening their practice of both the physical form and the flow of energy produced by the patterns. Qigong mind training, breath training, and general qigong philosophy will also be covered in this class. Forms from this set are easy to learn, gentle on the body, and deeply enjoyable. All of the forms involve intentional breathing, mindfulness, and learning to feel Qi energy through rhythmic movement.
The 18 Louhan Hands become even more powerful when paired with internal techniques and meditations provided during class. With these techniques, practitioners can expect to see immediate changes in their health and grow deeper into their body, mind, heart, and spirit.
Time: Tuesdays at 7:15pm
Location: Shine (2117 Payne St #305 -- the Clifton Center)
Sign up for the class via the Shine Website.