The Five Element Qi Gong set is composed of 9 simple exercises based on the Five Element theory of Chinese medicine. These exercises are simple, yet profound, making them an ideal set of exercises for those who are new to qi gong. While the Five Element Qi Gong set is not challenging from a physical perspective, they allow the practitioner to engage with and cultivate their qi.
Wu Xing (五行) or Five Element theory is one of the cornerstones of Chinese medicine. Five Element theory sorts all things into a correspondence with one of the five elements. Each element has a relationship with the other elements. Some elements help to build up other elements, such as water nurturing wood. The other relationship is when elements inhibit other elements, such as fire inhibiting metal (by melting it). When the Five Elements are in balance, then there is health in the body.
The Five Element Qi Gong set uses the correspondences of the five elements with the five zang organs – the lungs, kidneys, liver, heart and spleen – to regulate the health of the practitioner. The postures open the corresponding meridians associated with each organ. They also gently massage each organ by moving the physical organs via their ligamentous connections to the body. Continued practice of this set will help balance the overall functioning of the organs, energizing you from the inside out.
This class will meet five Tuesday evenings beginning January 22nd, 2013.
- Dates: Jan 22, Jan 29, Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 19
- Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- Location: 1727 Broadway, 2nd Floor (Entrance on West 55th St.)
- Fee: $150
- Instructors: Adam Wasserman and Marcus DeGrazia
- Registration: Click here to register. This class is limited to 20 students.
- For more information, contact moc.erutcnupucaregitowtnull@mada