Tuesday, June 25, 2013

8 Pieces of Brocade Qigong:

8 Pieces of Brocade Qigong:
The 8 Pieces of Brocade Qigong set (Ba Duan Jin) is one of the oldest known forms of Qigong practiced in China today.  It is believed to have been developed by General Yue Fei as a means of keeping his soldiers healthy and battle ready.  General Yur Fei is believed to have studied Chinese medicine and the "Five Animal Exercises Qigong" set and therefore based the "8 Pieces of Brocade" on this knowledge.  Because of it's many health benefits it has become one of the most famous Qigong sets around the world and is practiced by millions of people.  

Please be sure to bring a thermos with hot water and really warm clothes for afterwards (maybe even a blanket). After practicing this Qigong set it's important to rest and drink plenty of warm water. There will be an hour or so after the workshop where the participants are welcome to rest for a while before leaving. Qigong has different effects on different people. Some people feel very invigorated afterwards and others want to take a nap. This set especially can make you really tired when you are first learning it because the different exercises tend to knock loose toxins that are stored in the kidneys and other body tissues. I would rather have you all rest at the dojo for a bit than to try to drive home when you're really tired. I hope you're all ready for a really relaxing and refreshing experience! 
· Location: KSW Karate 20200 Hwy. 88, Pine Grove, CA
· This workshop will last from 9:00am to 1:00pm
· Attendance is $50 per person
· Each person will receive a booklet with details about the exercises and photos of the movements to help everyone remember the exercises they learned.
Contact:  Shifu Andrew Plitt
(209) 753-7865 (voicemail) 

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