Weekly General Chi Kung Class:
(as part of the Tuesday night Zoom and Cambridge Thursday night classes)
general Chi Kung session with a selection of simple & stimulating Chi Kung exercises and some standing practiced as a group. This class will be open & beneficial to beginners as well as the experienced.
Standing (or Celestial) Post: Zhang Zhuan
(part of all Chi Kung classes)
This is really the core of Chi Kung &, in no small way, Tai Chi. It takes many forms but always looks like standing still!
Never has the outside revealed so little of the internal process.
Wang Shujin's five standing postures;
The favoured Zhang Zhuan of Wang Shujin as taught to me by his disciple.
Tan Huang Gong:
(part of Weekend classes)
This is system for both loosening & strengthening your body. It involves shaking & vibrating and it is excellent conditioning for anybody. It is thought to have good general health benefits & to be excellent exercise for chronic conditions.
White Crane Chi Kung:
(Next start tba
This practice is a fantastic general work out involving all round exercise, stretching & balancing. I have found it to be a great starter to the day, or as a preparation to my Tai Chi practice. It can be as gentle as you want & you can very easily tailor it to your needs & ability.
Swimming Dragon Chi Kung:
(Next start tba)
This is quite an unusual exercise involving lateral flexing of your spine. I love this practice as this kind of movement is not commonly found in many other forms. It is reputed to stimulate weight loss though I can't testify to that - but for me it just reaches places that most other forms don't !
Eight Silken Brocades Chi Kung:
(Next start tba)
This is an old & famous routine. It has been taken up by many martial & chi kung traditions which is perhaps testimony to its worthiness. Though it can be matched to any level it is perhaps a little more 'physical' than the White Crane system & can provide quite a work out.