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Qi Gong (chee-GONG) is a current name for what was known as Taoist breathing exercises dating back nearly 5,000 years. Qi means energy, the energy of the universe. Gong means to gather with skill, thus Qi Gong is to gather energy from the universe with practiced skill.
There are over 3,000 forms of Qi Gong; Tai Chi, more commonly known is one form. Like Tai Chi, Qi Gong includes gentle slow rhythmic movement, usually done while standing. Mental imagery, breath and movement gather qi, and bring it into the body. The results calm the mind, energize the body and help to create a sense of balance.
Qi Gong is recommended to maintain health, reduce stress, and improve the quality of life for those who experience fatigue or are in need of gentle, but powerful, exercise. Classes and workshops are available from beginners to advanced.
› Qi Gong with Laura Bresler
Yoga of the Breath for People Living with HIV
Yoga of the Breath for People Living With HIV delivers practical skills to eliminate stress and support immune function for enhanced health and greater quality of life.
This 8-day, 23 hour workshop provides techniques utilizing the breath the quiet the mind, eliminate stress, improve vitality and expand awareness. The cornerstone of the Yoga of Breath program is a breath technique called the Sudarshan Kriya. This simple, yet powerful technique utilizes specific rhythms of the breath to clarify the body & mind, improve cognitive function, strengthen the respiratory system, increase energy and stamina, enhance immune function, improve cardiovascular health and restore harmony to the entire system.
The free workshop is offered every other month. Visit our calendar for dates and times. More information about the workshop is at The Art of Living website.
The word Yoga means "to yoke" or "Union". Yoga is not a religion; it embraces all religions or spiritual beliefs. The rich history of Yoga spans many thousands of years. Improving physical health, creating mental clarity and achieving peace and spiritual realization are just a few of the benefits of a regular practice. The practice of yoga teaches us how to quiet the mind by placing attention on the breath, and also on the movement and stillness of the body. We offer workshops throughout the year.
HCV has been called the hidden epidemic. It is the most common chronic blood borne infection in the US. We offer specialized classes and workshops on different aspects of HCV throughout the year.
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