Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Qigong Classes (Chinese Energetic Medicine)

This weekend I took a really great qigong class called Spring Forest qigong level 1, at Sports Edge Acupuncture Clinic.  The class was taught by Hon Lee: a license acupuncturist, Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner and the owner Sports Edge Acupuncture Clinic.  Hon is a Level I and Level II Certified Instructor and a Level I Master Healer in Spring Forest Qigong, and also has a master’s in medical qigong therapy.  I met Hon during Peter Holmes’s and Tiffany Pollard's aroma acupoint class a few weeks ago.

I had taken tai chi many years ago and had learned some qigong back then, but haven’t really practiced either in years.  So I was happy to learn about Spring Forest Qigong, and some techniques to help balance my qi and to learn more about the energetic medicine of my ancestors.  I liked the class because qigong is very simple to do and very calming; great for stress.  Plus Hon was a good teacher; he explained things in detail and very clearly.  The class came with a DVD, book, and meditation CD, which was awesome, so I can review all that I learned.  Hon is going to teach level 2 in the future, so I can’t wait for his class.  He teaches level 1 and 2 a few times a year, so check out his website for more information (such as the dates and costs) on upcoming classes.  He has a free meetup qigong group in Herndon; which often meets once a month.

For non-locals, there is a lot of free information (like videos, downloads, and meditations) on Spring Forest qigong’s website.  Or you can get their CDs, DVDs, and books in their online store.  You can also find a certified teacher in your state if you'd rather take a live class.

The best news: Learning Strategies is offering many free Spring Forest qigong videos or audio sessions this week; each day has something different free.  It started Monday (the ones for monday are still playing for at least a few more hours, before they switch them to the tuesday ones) and there will be a couple free videos or audio sessions until the 24th.  I hope that others will get to listen to some of the free recordings!

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