Qi Gong Workshop with David Kiy Sat 11th March 3pm-5pm
Qi Gong (often spelt Chi Kung) is a powerful type of health exercise, which has been practised for centuries. It is based on repetitions of very precise sets of movements, specifically designed to benefit health on many different levels. Qi gong is easy to learn and enjoyable to do. Even a few minutes of practise can have an invigorating and rejuvenating effect. Regular practice brings about a deep strengthening effect for the whole body and its systems (nervous, digestive, respiratory, skeleton-muscular, etc).
Suitable for all levels and age ranges, this workshop will teach the entire “Tong Lin” qi gong sequence, which consists of 9 different movements. They are simple and gentle exercises that co-ordinate and relax mind, body and breath. These exercises gently stretch and open the body which helps increase mobility, promote circulation and improve posture.
Through mindfulness of the movements we can learn to relax, let go of stress and attain a sense of calm. Mindfulness has been shown to help lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation and improve overall health. Included in this workshop will be an introduction to standing meditation as this is central to qigong practise.
David started learning Qi Gong, mindfulness meditation and martial arts over 16 years ago. He has studied with several teachers, primarily Master Tan Soh Tin and Iain Armstrong who are the main teachers of the Nam Yang Pugilistic Association which was founded in 1954 by legendary Master Ang Lian Huat in Singapore. The association is considered one of the top in Singapore and Southeast Asia for Chinese martial arts, qi gong, and lion & dragon dance. In addition, David has lived in both China and South Korea, where he was able to learn about the cultures behind these arts and spend some time practising in Buddhist temples.