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Retreats and Workshops are planned for 2021

Integrated Disciplines

Qigong – Tsa Lung – Kum Nye – Meditation – Art Play

Raglan HQ

We are based in Raglan, Waikato, NZ

Forward Planning for 2021

One day workshops are planned for the last Sunday of

April – May – June – July – August

These will provide in depth focus on the Qigong Five Elements that were introduced in the November 2020 Weekend Retreat

Details will be confirmed at a later date

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In the workshops we will delve deeper into each of the elements in Five Element Qigong – wood, fire, earth, metal and water – to further develop our potential to balance and harmonise our internal energies in relationship with the external cycles and energies of nature.

As we balance our inner energies, our difficult states are naturally transmuted into their positive counterpoints:

Learn how to transform:

  • Anger and frustration into peace and positive action

  • Stress and restlessness into tranquillity and joy

  • Anxiety and self-doubt into balance and natural confidence

  • Sadness, depression and grief into inspiration and love of life

  • Fear and procrastination into courage and perseverance

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Qigong

Qigong

Qigong is an energy system developed in China between 4000 and 8000 years ago for strengthening and directing life force energy through the body. Ancient Chinese sages and healers observed the natural world, its cycles and seasons, the movements and habits of animals, and the elemental forces of sun, moon, stars, water, mountains, sky, earth and trees. They developed a system for moving energy in a synergistic flow with the rhythms of nature that proved to be an effective method of self-healing. In Chinese, Qigong is represented by an ideagram that combines two ideas – the concept of energy or breath, and the concept of skill or work. So, Qigong refers to skilful means of working with life-force energy, the energy in all living things. Working with our body’s meridians or energy lines, Qigong increases the healthy flow and distribution of life-force energy, thereby strengthening our vitality, boosting our immune system, calming our mind, and healing difficult states that arise from imbalances of energy.
Practising Qigong regularly helps us to feel alive, calm, alert, focused, relaxed and grounded. Through Qigong practice we cultivate and balance our life force energy for enhanced health, vitality and wellbeing.
Qigong uses flowing gentle movements to nourish and support the flow of energy through our body. Combining body, breath and mind within each movement, Qigong can be considered a form of moving meditation, combining all the benefits of a physical workout, cardiovascular exercise and meditation in one practice. As a result, Qigong may relieve or reduce stress, tension and pain. As the greater flow of qi balances our emotions we may feel a deep inner peace and relaxation. Integrating mind, breath and body in Qigong nourishes all our cells with vital life energies, clearing blockages or stagnation, strengthening weaknesses and reducing overstimulation or excess of energy. This has the effect of balancing our internal states naturally over time. … See the full introduction to Qigong and Five Element theory by Dr Violet Sherwood here.

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