Winter Wellness Tai Chi Qigong & Yin Restorative Yoga Evening – Transitioning to Winter
Join us for our Winter rebalancing Yin Yang practice of Tai Chi Qigong and Yin & Restorative Yoga – finishing with Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) to close the evening.
This busy time of the year can be so demanding and stressful for both the body and mind – through this evening we will release tension and stress, rest, and luxuriate in nourishing practices, to soothe and align the mind, body and soul, letting go of the year to bringing harmony for the new year and new possibilities ahead.
Lily will guide a fun, flowing Tai Chi and Qigong practice to refresh our energies and nourish our souls, releasing stagnant Qi, stiffness and tightness through muscle, tendon and joint release. She will introduce Traditional Chinese Medicine for self cultivation (Yang Sheng), to improve health and wellness to preserve quality of life, and discover how to use simple acupressure points to help boosting the Qi and improve our immunity system.
Following will be a deeply nourishing Yin & Restorative Yoga practice to restore Qi energy flow throughout the body, transitioning into a deeply relaxing 30 minute Yoga Nidra practice with David—also known as yogic sleep—a meditation and conscious relaxation practice that induces total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation.
Closing the evening with light refreshments a chat and farewells as our evening comes to a peaceful close.
Beginners welcome, suitable for everyone
Details & Booking
- Date: Sunday 3rd December
- Venue: Windmill Hill Golf Centre
- Time: 4pm to 6:45pm
Practice – 4pm to 6pm
Soft Drinks and Nibbles – to 6:45pm
- Investment: £36
These events are very popular and spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis, book now to avoid disappointment.
Benefits of Tai Chi & Qigong
Tai Chi & Qigong improves flexibility, balance and muscular strength – and has a beneficial effect on the respiratory system. Each exercise features soft, extended and even movements that invigorate the limbs and internal organs.
Who is it for?
Tai Chi & Qigong and Yin & Restorative yoga is suitable for ‘every body,’ whether you are new to Tai Chi Qigong & Yoga or a regular yoga practitioner.
The postures practiced in these styles of tai chi qigong and yoga are passive and designed to stimulate the meridian energy pathways and parasympathetic nervous system, inducing a state of mind, body and spirit harmony and balance.
Complete beginners are welcome.
Why Tai Chi Qigong :
Qi : Air, energy, life force, breath, vital energy.
Gong : effort, discipline, skill, movement.
- Suitable for any age and any ability, Qigong requires no equipment and is easy to practice anywhere. It strengthens immunity, builds internal stamina, eases chronic illness and relieves common ailments by stimulating the flow of energy Qi.
- Qigong is a Chinese system of holistic health practice, Qigong brings body, breathing and mind together to perform slow movements, opening the flow of vital energy Qi in meridians.
- Qigong movements warm tendons, ligaments and muscles; tonify vital organs and connective tissues; improves circulation in the body, helping chronic illness, stress
- Calms the mental and emotional states
- Qigong can harmonise, strengthen and have a healing effect on the functioning of the internal organs and bodily systems
- Qigong is gentle, relaxed, slow, smooth and consistent like flowing water or floating clouds
- Qigong is an aspect of Chinese medicine as yoga is part of Ayurveda.
- Historically, yoga and Qigong have different movements and postures and focus, but they both similarly use the breath to move energy and invoke a meditative state. Yoga and Qigong can also be used together to bring a more heightened awareness.
What is Yin & Restorative Yoga?
- Yin & Restorative yoga uses passively held poses, typically for 3 to 5 minutes, to stimulate, align and unblock the bodies myofascial meridian energy pathways restoring Qi energy (prana) and calming the nervous system; bringing the mind, body and spirit back in to balance.
- Becoming still in a pose and staying for a while creates space, allowing sensations and often unconscious emotions to surface and release from your system. This way you clear the mind without getting caught up in the stories of those emotions.
- Yin yoga is especially for you if your energy levels are feeling depleted or you if are over-stimulated with your mind overactive or your energy levels erratic.
Combined benefits of Tai Chi Qigong & Yoga
- Calms & balances the mind and body
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Increases circulation
- Improves flexibility
- Releases fascia and improves joint mobility
- Balances the internal organs and improves the flow of Qi (prana)
- Find your appropriate edge: Move slowly and gently into the pose. Don’t go straight to your “maximum” in the pose and never stretch so far as to cause pain
- Stillness: consciously try to release into the pose, and to remain still, without fidgeting or adjusting position too much