March 04, 2017 at CIIS Public Programs & Performances in San Francisco.
The human body is perceived as a dynamic yin-yang system in traditional Chinese medicine and philosophy. Qi (the vital force) plays a pivotal role in the balance of the yin-yang system, and is therefore the foundation of health and vitality. Qi flows inside the body through meridians and connects the body and mind. Consequently, both body and mind functions rely on the harmonious state of Qi-the body cannot relax until the mind is quiet.
Learn the classical cultivating Qi movements, or Yi Jin Jing, based on a deeper understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of Chinese body-mind energetic exercise in this workshop. Yi Jin Jing is a popular form of Qigong exercise that dates back at least several hundred years. In addition, the twelve movements are closely related to the twelve internal organ meridians and the twelve-muscle meridian system of traditional Chinese medicine.
This course is also available for one unit of academic credit to CIIS students. Must attend full weekend.