New Opportunities to Practice Qigong

Energize, Focus, Balance,

Relax 

~~~ Get into the Flow

Easy Mindful Movement practice suitable for Every Body
 
 
Hi All,
More opportunities for you to practice in a group setting. Until further notice there will be classes every weekday at the following times
 
Monday: 12 – 1 pm
Tuesday:  7 – 8 am  and 12 -1 pm
Wednesday: 7 – 8 am and 12-1 pm
Thursday: 7 – 8 am and 12-1 pm
Friday:   7 – 8 am and 12-1 pm
Saturday: Have a Beautiful day, whatever you decide to do.
Sunday: Go out into nature, maybe practice a little Qigong too!
 
All classes at Waterloo Riverview Dharma Centre, 33 Dupont St. East, Suite 201, Waterloo.
 

By donation: 50% of proceeds go to support the activities of The Dharma Centre http://www.wrdharmacentre.com

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Centre Yourself First in Wholeness

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Endless Light and Love

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Centre Yourself on Wholeness

If all the scientists, analysts, and
theorists disappeared today,
Not one part of truth would be lost.

If all the judges,lawyers, priests, holymen and
prosecutors disappeared,
Not one part of morality would be lost.

If all the investors, speculators,
bankers and brokers disappeared,
not one part of wealth would be lost.

On the contrary, truth, love,
and abundance
Would be more easily received.

Center yourself first in Wholeness
And all the parts will be yours.

Namaste with Love
Always
Mark

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Tai Chi Health Benifits for Mind and Body Acknowledged by Western Medicine (…….at long last).

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Harvard Medical School is enthusiastic about Tai Chi (Tai Ji Quan).

Here is a quote from the recently published The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi

“Conventional medical science on the Chinese art of Tai Chi now shows what Tai Chi masters have known for centuries: regular practice leads to more vigor and flexibility, better balance and mobility, and a sense of well-being. Cutting-edge research from Harvard Medical School also supports the long-standing claims that Tai Chi also has a beneficial impact on the health of the heart, bones, nerves and muscles, immune system, and the mind”

Tai Chi is one branch of many practices working with the energetics of being,  however there are many practices which are simpler and more directly focused on benefits to mind /body health.

Qi Gong (Chi Kung) is a practice based on the same principles as TaiJi Quan which can help us to stay in  balance  and to counter the multitude of pressures and the over-stimulation we are subject to in the ADHD culture of 21st century North America.



Point of Interest

KID-1  YONGQUAN (Bubbling Spring)- Acupuncture/pressure point


YongQuan Kid 1

Location
On the sole of the foot, in a depression between the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal bones, at the junction of the anterior third and the posterior two-thirds of the sole.

How to find
Measure one third from the anterior border of the sole of the foot. Palpate for a pressure-sensitive point dorsal to the balls of the foot, at the midpoint of the width of the foot. Acupressure is commonly used; moxibustion is possible.  For the treatment of collapse, unconsciousness, shock or a severe excess condition, this point should be strongly stimulated; in pronounced deficiency
conditions, stimulation should be applied more cautiously.

Actions/Indications
● Revives collapsed Yang
● Calms the Shen (Spirit)

Special features
KID-1 is the lowest acupuncture point on the body and the only point on the sole of the foot.  For this reason, it plays an important role in Qigong, forming a grounding point in the centre of the foot, where the energies of the Earth and Man unite. During practice, the centre of gravity should be above this point.


Tai Chi Increases Brain Size and Benefits Cognition in Randomized Controlled Trial of Chinese Elderly | IOS Press

Tai Chi (and therefore Qi Gong) Increases Brain Size.

Scientists from the University of South Florida and Fudan University in Shanghai found increases in brain volume and improvements on tests of memory and thinking in Chinese seniors who practiced Tai Chi three times a week, reports an article published today in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

 

Findings were based on an 8-month randomized controlled trial comparing those who practiced Tai Chi to a group who received no intervention.  The same trial showed increases in brain volume and more limited cognitive improvements in a group that participated in lively discussions three times per week over the same time period…………………….