Qigong exercise is a chance to slow down, be quiet, and listen closely to the energetic landscape within. Here we find the breath, our sense of gravity, and an innate softness and receptivity awaiting our attention. Tending to this internal realm through carefully designed fluid movements and postures is a way to “keep to the feminine”. And with right concentration and patience over time, we can learn to command participation of the entire body, marshalling our energy towards greater balance, clarity, and vitality, with an ever-deepening trust in our capacity to nurture ourselves with kindness and grace.
Class curriculum combines the Five Animal Frolics, Eight Pieces of Brocade, Tai Chi-Qigong exercises, and standing meditation. Every week includes a discussion on some aspect of Chinese Medicine and/or Daoist studies, including yin-yang and channel theory, the five phases (wuxing), internal alchemy (neidan), the Yijing (Book of Changes), and dietary recommendations and herbal remedies to support one’s practice.
Beginning February 6th...
6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. at Illuminate Marbleworks, Middlebury
$60/month or drop-in $20/class
For more information and to share your interest in attending, contact Rachel: 802-355-9306; email@example.com
...and become a valley stream under heaven.” Dao de Jing, Chapter 28
Rachel Edwards, M.S., L.Ac. is a practitioner of Chinese Medicine and Tai Chi instructor with the Falling Water School of Tai Chi Chuan. She holds monthly gatherings following the new moon, seasonal workshops on wholesome cooking and eating, and offers classes and private lessons in Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong.