"At the centre of your being you have the answer; You know who you are, and you know what you want."
'Awakening the Dragon' courses
Taoist training on the way to immortality, theory and practice
- Yang Shen - Theory and Practice of Taoist (Daoist) Nourishing Life Concept
- Dao Yin - The so called "Chinese Yoga" before it became Qigong (Chi Kung)
- Neigong - The Way of Advanced Qigong
- Neidan - Inner Cultivation - The Taoist Way towards Immortality
Where: Regis Centre, Bognor Regis, West Sussex UK
When: 7th-8th March 2020
Times: 10am to 12.30pm & 3pm to 5.30pm Saturday
9.30am to 12.00pm & 1.30pm to 4pm Sunday
Cost: £340 for all courses or £98 per 2.5hr course
Ancient Chinese specialists in ‘nourishing life’ (養生 yǎng shēng) often made lists of ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’. These lists
guided patients toward activities that promoted health and longevity and away from those that might cause harm.
Even in the twenty-first century, these lists contain much wisdom that can guide us how to live longer, healthier
and more contented lives, and constitute a useful resource for practitioners who wish to provide focused lifestyle
advice for their patients.
From -> Journal of Chinese Medicine, Lorrain Wilcox
A good translation for Dao Yin is “guiding and pulling“. More technically explained pull out or to release (pain/ blockages). This reflect the idea that one can pull the qi out of from ailing part and move it either to or from a specific area in the body.
Stretching is one way to doing it.
The Practice More specifically, Dao Yin involves gentle movements of the body in all kinds of different positions together with deep breathing and the focused mental guiding around the channels and body parts.
At the seminar you will learn a basic set of exercises to release tension/ blockages within meridians, muscles, tendons and fascia.
All internal martial arts train Neigong to coordinate the body with the breath. It is to harmonize inner and outer energy to develop internal force.
Benefits can be the following:
- Alignment of body structure
- Regulation of blood and qi
- Increasing stamina
- Fajin - internal force
- Faster recovery
- A better understanding of the internal and external landscape (Dan Tiens, Meridians, etc)
- Better health
- Greater sensitivity (also for fighting)
- Faster fluent movements
Similar action/exercises without the martial aspect can be referred to as Dao Yin and Qi Gong.
The picture is a reconstruction of a 'Guiding and Pulling Chart' excavated from the Mawangdui Tomb 3 (sealed in 168BC) in the former kingdom of Changsha. The original is in the Hunan Provincial Museum, Changsha, China.
This is the first time in many years that Sifu Kai has come to the UK to teach a course, so we expect it will be popular.
You can take all four courses or choose which ones you feel call to your nature and flow.
Non-Refundable £100 deposit required at time of booking.
Full Payment Required by 18th February 2020
To book your place please fill out your details. A confirmation will be sent to you with bank details.
Venue: Regis Centre, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis PO21 1BL
Large pay and display car park next to Regis Centre.