Qigong and Tai Chi Easy Customized for You
“Heal the soul first; then healing of the mind and body will follow”
– Zhi Gang Sha
In 1995 I became a dental hygienist and worked hard for 25 years as a clinician without ergonomics training. Pain and stress followed. Chronic pain encompassed not only my body but my brain. I was in a physical AND mental prison. I went from Dental Hygienist to basket case to Qigong instructor.
Making life beautiful one thought at a time is a rewarding and spiritually uplifting experience and I love sharing it with others. It is said that we are all seeking to end suffering. I agree with that. If you think about it, it may ring true to you.
Global spiritual leader Thich Nhat Hanh says of suffering:
The Cause of Suffering: The Great Mistake
We need suffering in order to see the path. The origin of suffering, the cessation of suffering and the path leading to the end of suffering are all found in the heart of suffering. If we are afraid to touch our suffering, we will not be able to realize the path of peace, joy and liberation. Don’t run away. Make peace with it. The Buddha said:
“The moment you know how your suffering came to be, you are already on the path of release from it.
I provide in-person classes on Qigong (emphasis on breath and slow movement) and Tai Chi (emphasis on movement and strength). Experience deep relaxation and well-being for recovery, elderly, trauma and anxiety. Available for groups and one on one.
Participants should dress comfortably so they can relax.
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Tai Chi Easy, Qigong, Reiki & Yoga are combined in each class bringing a full mind, body, spirit relaxation experience. In this state, one is able to rest, recover and recharge.
Tai Chi Easy
“The thing that is really hard and really amazing is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”
– Anna Quindlen
Tai Chi Easy™ utilizes four components to enhance overall health: Breath Work, Slow Movement, Self Massage and Meditation. Great for those suffering from anxiety, pain or trauma.
Tai Chi Easy™ is a method and approach to Tai Chi and Qi (Chi) cultivation carefully developed by Dr. Roger Jahnke, O.M.D.. The Tai Chi Easy™ technique makes the practices easy, beneficial and fun from the very beginning.The student does not have to devote years to learning the traditional 108 movement form or even the shortened (24, 36, 42 movement) form to enjoy the calming emotional and health benefits of Tai Chi.
- Look for classes in the Local Upcoming Events tab here.
- Check out The Healer Within Foundation to become a Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader here.
- New to Tai Chi Easy? Watch the video below to learn the Tai Chi Easy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8VqlRCRP0g
A “mind-body” biopsychosocial wellness practice
Qigong opens the flow of energy in meridians used in acupuncture and Chinese medicine. It enhances our ability to feel the Life Force underlying the physical world and to deepen our communication with it. Physically, slow gentle qigong movements warm tendons, ligaments, and muscles; tonify vital organs and connective tissue; and promote circulation of body fluids (blood, synovial, lymph). Thousands of studies have shown qigong effective in helping to heal life challenges ranging from high blood pressure and chronic illness to emotional frustration, mental stress, and spiritual crisis.
Qigong can be described as a mind-body-spirit practice that improves one’s mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, self-massage, sound, and focused intent. There are likely thousands of qigong styles, schools, traditions, forms, and lineages, each with practical applications and different theories about Qi (“subtle breath” or “vital energy”) and Gong (“skill cultivated through steady practice”). The mission of the National Qigong Association is to help each individual find a path that best supports their personal goals, and to evolve this amazing energetic science.
Just for today, I will let go of anger. Just for today, I will let go of worry. Today, I will count my many blessings. Today, I will do my work honestly. Today, I will be kind to every living creature.
Reiki is an energy healing technique that promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety through gentle touch. Reiki practitioners use their hands to deliver energy to your body, improving the flow and balance of your energy to support healing.
Mikao Usui developed reiki in the early 1900s, deriving the term from the Japanese words rei, meaning “universal,” and ki, which refers to the vital life force energy that flows through all living things. Now, reiki is used all over the world, including in hospitals and hospices, to complement other forms of health treatments.
“Yoga is not about touching your toes, it’s about what you learn on the way down.” — Jigar Gor
What is Yoga?
Union, yoke, connection, “to yoke”
Patanjali, the Father of modern yoga and the yoga sutras, talks about yoga being mastery of the mind, or stillness of the mind. The aim of yoga is to understand the true nature of self.
Yoga is not religion.Yoga is not just exercise.Yoga is not about flexibility (“touching your toes”).
Most of yoga philosophy is drawn from sacred yoga texts, collectively:
•Vedas•Upanishads•Bhagavad––Gita•Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
Areas of study include:
• Ways to find contentment
• Develop a practice of gratitude
• Acceptance for what is, without pursuit of what isn’t
• Focus on what you have and who you are, not on what you don’t have or who
• Serenity Prayer “grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the
Life in the Field
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Relax, enjoy and breathe. Your nervous system will thank you:)
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