Water Qi-Gong Course – taught by Marci Pincus
Water Qi-gong course taught by Marci Pincus will be happening in May
Saturday May 7th, 21st, and 28th 9:15-11 am
Taoist Qigong Water method uses a yin method of strengthening and balancing the body’s life force – Qi. This qigong method uses various practices to enhance the body’s qi as well as feel qi through the body as the practices are performed. This class will consist of a series of exercises/practices to assist students feeling and moving Qi through the body. The Qi principals discussed and practiced in this class can be implemented in multiple martial arts practice including tai chi forms (primarily Yang and Wu styles); Ba Gua, and other types of qigong/neigong practices. These practices will also enhance other external martial arts styles.
The Taoist Qigong Water method is also known for strengthening and balancing Qi to age gracefully, help maintain well-functioning joints (knees, hips, shoulders, etc.), massage the organs, open the energy gates and cavities of the body, help with strengthening the spine, increase brain function and provide self-healing practices. The course will begin by focusing on the simple movements of tai chi circling hands. As time progresses we will continue to advance each subject matter to enhance your practice.
Each neigong practice works some internal component within the body to enhance qi and body functioning. Some of the neigong components we will be exploring are: opening and closing the joints of the body (also known as pulsing; lengthening the soft tissues of the body; feeling and enhancing the organs of the body; exploring the energy gates and cavities of the body; exploring the yin/yang surfaces of the body; reviewing the four energies – peng, lu, ji, an, and how they play a role in tai chi movements and neigong practices; etheric body awareness; and meditation in movement (later classes).
Marcy Pincus will be leading this class. She was trained in these practices by the founder of Energy Arts’ Bruce Frantzis. She has been a student of Master Frantzis since 2002. Master Frantzis spent 15 years in Asia including 10 years in China, of which three years practicing with Grandmaster Liu Hung Chieh. He is a lineage holder in Taoist Qigong Water Method; Yang and Wu style tai chi; Hsingyi; Taoist meditation and Ba Gua. Grandmaster Liu was head of the original Ba Gua school in Beijing, and lived and studied with founder of the Wu style tai chi. Liu was a lineage holder in tai chi (Yang and Wu styles), hsing-yi, and bagua, as well as an adept in Taoist qigong and meditation practices.
Taoist Qigong Water Method instruction begins September 2021 and continues every other month. Each month will consist of three Saturdays. All levels of experience are welcome!