4 Week QiGong Curriculum Fridays 9:30am
June 21 – July 12
$100.00 for 4 weeks of QiGong & Energy Medicine
register by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Revitalizing your energy
- Calming body and mind
- Increasing mental clarity & focus
- Harmonizing the energies
You will learn and practice the following:
- breathing mindfully to balance the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems
- moving and storing energy in your lower Dantian to improve vitality
- grounding energy to help calm a busy mind
- releasing emotions and calming the stress response to increase resilience
- expanding the energy field for strength, vitality and overall wellbeing
- learning meditation techniques to increase awareness of the present moment and synchronize mind, body, spirit
What is Qigong?
- Qigong can be viewed as a medicinal movement practice, combining breath work, relaxation, meditation, movement, and self-massage all in one.
- Qigong is one of the oldest underrated self-care methods on the planet. Research shows it’s helpful for about 100 conditions, with the strongest evidence for pain and fatigue, cardiovascular and lung function, balance and coordination, stress and anxiety and immune health.
- Additional studies show that both Tai Chi and Qigong provide many physical and psychological benefits. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it helps channel qi through your body’s energy meridians, thereby improving your overall health and wellbeing.
More specifically, studies have shown Tai Chi stimulates the central nervous system, lowers blood pressure, relieves stress, tones muscles and helps with digestion and waste elimination.
- What exactly can Tai Chi and Qigong do for your health? According to the scientific evidence, conditions that may benefit from either of these practices include but is not limited to:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Arthritic disease
- Stroke and brain injury rehabilitation
- Aerobic capacity, strength and coordination
- Falls and balance disorders
- Bone mineral density
- Shingles-related immunity
- Pain and stiffness
- A 1999 study looking into the effects of Qigong on pain confirmed that whatever the mechanism, this type of gentle exercise does have a marked effect. Of the participants, 82 percent reported reduced pain at the end of the first session compared to 45 percent of controls. By the last session, 91 percent of the genuine Qigong group reported reduced pain, compared to just 36 percent in the control group. Anxiety reduction was also greater in the Qigong group.
- Sleep disturbances
- Stress, anxiety and depression
- Helps boost immune function and lowers inflammation
- Another interesting study demonstrated that a modified short form of Tai Chi called Tai Chi Chih helped boost immune system response to the shingles virus, thereby preventing outbreaks. Indeed, a number of studies in the 2010 review found improvements in immune-related blood markers, such as leukocytes, eosinophils and monocytes, suggesting this kind of mind-body practice has a direct effect on your immune function. Inflammation is also closely related to immune function, and studies confirm Qigong and Tai Chi help reduce inflammatory markers. According to the 2010 review: The Psychological Effects of Qigong and Tai Chi twenty-seven of the 77 studies reported improved psychological outcomes relating to anxiety, depression, stress, mood, fear of falling and self-esteem.
About the instructor: Mala
Mala Singh is an energy medicine practitioner whose mission is to apply holistic techniques to help overwhelmed women with demanding jobs, family obligations, and crushing daily routines, who suffer from physical and mental exhaustion, connect their body to a peaceful mind so they can feel vibrant, pain-free and more in control of their day-to-day lives.
She has studied the mind-body interplay between unbalanced emotions (stress) and its physical expression in the body and is in awe by the mind’s powerful ability to transform a diseased body. The heart of her work is to demonstrate and educate folks on various effective complementary and integrative therapies for common and complex ailments, which are easily accessible, affordable, non-invasive and sustainable to help improve quality of life. The ultimate goal for her clients is to be pro-active and responsible for their own wellbeing.
Mala completed her Eden Energy Medicine Foundations in 2011, studied Qigong and is currently enrolled in a PhD & Doctorate Program in Natural Medicine at Quantum University. She is a professional engineer who worked for 16 years in a fast-paced, deadline-driven technical field while pursuing her passion in the wellness field. Her awakening experience came during a meditation session, encouraging her to quiet her over-active mind, and ultimately propelled her into the field of Energy Medicine. Her journey involved understanding the “invisible” (but measurable) fields, exposing her to the multitude of benefits of Qigong and Yoga.
She has seen and experienced the body’s vibrant flow of energy and emotional balance in herself and her clients. She invites you to create your own illuminating experience that can shift your body, mind and spirit to a vibrant and joyful state of being.