Please join me down at the park on April 28 for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day. I will be offering a free lesson and information session on Healing Sounds Qigong. I will be leading people through the five principal organs of the body and their associated sounds, elements, virtues, and other properties.
Drop by and pick up a brochure on my upcoming Pen & Dragon courses and workshops starting in May. I’ll even have homemade cookies for you. And it’s all free! So how can you go wrong with that?
I’ll be set up at one of the picnic tables near the Lion’s Pavilion in Maffeo Sutton Park (located on the waterfront in downtown Nanaimo). Stop by to say “hi” and have a cookie. You are welcome to participate in the Qigong lesson or just visit and soak up some sun.
Qigong (pronounced “chee-gung”) literally means: “life energy cultivation”. Its roots in ancient Chinese culture date back more than 4,000 years. Qigong is an important component of Traditional Chinese Medicine where it is used to prevent and correct many health problems. In practice, it is a system of slow, fluid movements combined with focused awareness and specific visualizations to guide your Qi (“intrinsic life energy”) through your body.
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is held on the last Saturday in April and has been celebrated annually around the world since 1999. In towns and cities across the planet, people show up in public parks at 10:00 am (local time) to do their Tai Chi or Qigong, and to offer it freely to others. The result is a Tai Chi wave sweeping the planet for a 24-hour period.
You can catch the wave right here in Nanaimo!See you by the sea, Kim Goldberg