QIGONG AND MEDITATION FOR LIFE BALANCE
This is a program unlike any other. It uses the arts, philosophy and knowledge accumulated by many generations of Chinese Masters to directly address the problems of modern western society. It fixes mind, body, spirit, emotion, confidence, concentration and personal power. It is an intense course of study for those who are ready to release the full potential which they have within.
We will begin by using relaxation, stretching, and body awareness exercises to open your meridians (your body’s natural energy channels) and to release trapped energy and trapped emotion. As you get rid of the burdens which you have unknowingly been carrying you will be able to move more easily and think more freely. We will work on your posture as a way to alter your whole emotion and self-image. We will teach you to move smoothly with stability and grace and we will do so in such a way that your thinking will follow. We like to call this ‘embodied philosophy’. It is integral to the ancient Chinese arts that we specialise in. Once we learn to move calmly, positively and fluidly, our mind and our emotions will follow.
Good, balanced health and long happy life stem from healthy, balanced ‘Chi’ (energy) flow. This requires uniting the mind, the body and the breath through carefully planned exercise and meditation. It is the internal organs, not the muscles, which are most responsible for our overall health and longevity so our exercises are strongly focussed on these organs. Chi flows through our fascia (tendonous connective tissue, sinew) hence we need to care for this by keeping it relaxed, elastic and in a good state of tone. Our muscles control our posture and our posture has a surprisingly strong control over our emotion. So we reprogram our muscles so as to hold us in a positive posture which allows our organs to work properly and our blood and chi to flow freely.
Our western education puts a huge emphasis on developing the left (logical) side of the brain and thinking on a conscious level which leads to imbalance. The ancient Chinese exercises which we practise - particularly the Sun Frost White Crane internal art – redress this by connecting our conscious and subconscious thinking, our right and left brains, our ‘head’ brains and ‘body’ brains. We emphasise thinking with our whole being and opening up to our innate, incredibly powerful intuition.
This training will enable you to do things which most people go through life never knowing to be possible. We will teach you to feel Chi energy, to see it and to project it out of your self and into another person. We will teach you to get in touch with your own Chi and heal your self from the inside out.
Finally, as you would expect from a course involving meditation, we will teach you to focus your mind, develop your concentration and become fully aware, fully present.
The Buddha famously said "You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection."
Life is not easy. Everyone is fighting a hard battle. To win, sometimes we need a little help. We understand this, so we designed this program to help you.
It is possible to start any day you wish although we recommend arriving on a Wednesday or Saturday. You may stay for as long or as short a time as you wish.
To see in detail what a day on the Life Balance Program involves, please take a look at our timetable.
|06:00||Tong Ling Chi Kung||Tong Ling Chi Kung||Tong Ling Chi Kung||Tong Ling Chi Kung||Trip to a stimulating local beauty spot to practise QiGong, Sun Frost White Crane Art and Meditation.|
|07:00||Sun Frost White Crane Internal Art||Sun Frost White Crane Internal Art||Sun Frost White Crane Internal Art||Sun Frost White Crane Internal Art|
|07:55||Break for Chinese tea and discussion of training, Chinese philosophy and strategy etc.||Break for Chinese tea and discussion of training, Chinese philosophy and strategy etc.||Break for Chinese tea and discussion of training, Chinese philosophy and strategy etc.||Break for Chinese tea and discussion of training, Chinese philosophy and strategy etc.|
|08:20||Meditation lesson.||Chi Kung Face massage. Meditation lesson.|| Relaxation training to unlock chi flow, calm the mind and heal the body. Meditation lesson.
|09:15||Breakfast then free time||Breakfast then free time||Breakfast then free time||Breakfast||Breakfast then free time||Breakfast then free time||Breakfast|
|11:00||Vein tendon chi kung, Shuang Yang followed by meditation at Mae Kong Temple.||Individual meditation.||Vein tendon chi kung, Shuang Yang, meditation, pushing hands.||Free day for rest and relaxation||Individual meditation.||Buddhist meditations based around walking, lying, and sitting exercises.||Free day for rest and relaxation|
|15:30||Lower body warm up and stretch. Relaxation training to unlock chi flow, calm the mind and heal the body.||Upper body warm up and stretch. Masterclass.||Lower body warm up and stretch. Cultivating the breath. Chi kung breathing methods. Humming.||Lower body warm up and stretch. Shuang Yang small group training followed by meditation.||Join Rotations and Stretching.
|19:30||Individual Evening chi kung session.|
It is easily possible to mix our Qigong and Meditation for Life Balance, Internal Kung Fu, Qigong and Meditation and Shaolin Warrior Programs to produce a personalise program which best suits your individual needs. Our instructors will be happy to discuss this with you on your arrival.