8 Pieces of Brocade Medical Qigong

Focus: Sitting Set
TCM Time Course
Saturdays 10:30-11:30AM (EDT) | 4-week course | July 4th-25th | 2020
  • Learn a simple yet effective set of Medical Qigong exercises
  • Keep your body healthy and Qi (energy) circulating in just 10 to 20 minutes a day
  • A "brocade" is a shining and beautiful cloth—practicing these exercises regularly and correctly is as if you add a shining and beautiful life force to protect your body
  • Accredited to Marshal Yue Fei for improving the health of his soldiers
  • Theory and exercises of the sitting set will be taught in-depth
  • Introduction
  • 1st Piece: Close Eyes and Sit Still
  • 2nd Piece: Hands Hold Head
  • 3rd Piece: Knock and Beat the Jade Pillow
  • 4th Piece: Lightly Swing the Sky Post (Turn the Head Repeatedly)
  • 5th Piece: Push and Massage Kidney Shu BL-23 (Essence Door)
  • 6th Piece: Left and Right Windlass (Hands Turn Double Wheel)
  • 7th Piece: Lift, Press, and Hold the Feet
  • 8th Piece: Entire Sky Slow Transportation

5 Animal Sports Medical Qigong

Focus: Deer (Kidney Health)
TCM Time Course
Saturdays 12:00-1:00PM (EDT) | 4-week course | June 4th-25th | 2020
  • Learn one of the most fun and popular sets of Medical Qigong exercises
  • Imitate natural movements of 5 animals to benefit your health and reduce stress
  • Accredited to the legendary doctor Hua Tou—aka the father of Chinese Medicine
  • The Deer set will benefit your Kidney health—especially in the winter season
  • Each movement of the Deer set will be taught in-depth

Week 2: Stretch your back with the Deer (Kidney Health)

  • 1. Deer Rising
  • 2. Deer Stretching
  • 3. Deer Running
  • 4. Deer Ramming
  • 5. Deer Entwining

5 Elements Correspondences

  • Element: Water
  • Yin Organ: Kidney
  • Yang Organ: Bladder
  • Sense Organ: Ears
  • Color: Blue/Black
  • Season: Winter
  • Tissue: Bones
  • Emotion: Fear
  • Healing Sound: 吹 CHUI sounds like "shuee" or "chway"

Tai Chi Sequence—1st Part

Focus: Taiji Breathing
TCM Time Course
Sundays 12:00-1:00PM (EDT) | 4-week course | July 5th-26th | 2020
  • Learn to calm your mind and relax your body with Tai Chi
  • Practice gentle breathing, stretching and strengthening movements
  • Improve your flexibility and balance as well as your mood and sleep
  • The Yang Style Tai Chi Sequence (Traditional Long Form—108 movements) is commonly practiced for relaxation and numerous health benefits
  • The first part of the form will be taught—breathing will be emphasized in-depth*

July 2020

Tai Chi Sequence—1st Part (1-10 of 22 movements)

  • Introduction to Taiji Qigong (Primary Set) & abdominal breathing
  • 1. Beginning Taiji
  • 2. Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail: Right
  • 3. Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail: Left
  • 4. Ward off (Peng)
  • 5. Rollback (Lu)
  • 6. Press (Ji)
  • 7. Push Forward (An)
  • 8. Single Whip
  • 9. Lift Hands to the Up Posture
  • 10. The Crane Spreads Its Wings
  • Review and Conclusion

August 2020

Tai Chi Sequence—1st Part (11-22 of 22 movements)

  • Introduction to Taiji Qigong (Primary Set) & abdominal breathing
  • 11. Brush Knee and Step Forward: Left
  • 12. Play the Guitar
  • 13. Twist Body, Brush Knee and Step Forward: Left
  • 14. Twist Body, Brush Knee and Step Forward: Right
  • 15. Twist Body, Brush Knee and Step Forward: Left
  • 16. Play the Guitar
  • 17. Twist Body, Brush Knee and Step Forward: Left
  • 18. Twist Body and Circle the Fist
  • 19. Step Forward, Deflect Downward, Parry and Punch
  • 20. Seal Tightly
  • 21. Embrace the Tiger and Return to the Mountain
  • 22. Close Taiji
  • Review and Conclusion

Four Seasons Qigong & Food as Medicine

YMAA Boston Special Class

Focus: Summer

This 8-week course will be half theory and half exercise focusing on the summer season Qigong exercises (heart health) as well as a discussion of eating properly to treat illnesses and prevent disease in the late summer & autumn.

Four Seasons Qigong is a well-known traditional medical Qigong practice in which one learns how to regulate the body from one season to the next to avoid common illnesses. This Qigong specializes in training the five internal Yin organs; heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, and spleen, which correspond to the four seasons of the year.

It is believed that when we get sick, it is often due to the body’s difficulty in adapting to the changes from one season to another. For example, when Fall arrives, it is easier to catch a cold, and when Summer comes, the heart can be too excited. By practicing Four Seasons Qigong, you are able to adjust your body’s Qi during the change of seasons so your health can be maintained.

Food as Medicine: Healing begins with an optimal diet and balanced overall nutrition. Chinese food therapy is a practice of healing that uses natural foods instead of medications to correct imbalances and disharmonies in the body’s Qi (vital energy). Eating properly according to the seasons can treat and prevent illnesses and disease.

To register for special classes hosted by YMAA Boston click here.

Tai Chi Sequence—2nd Part

YMAA Boston Special Class

Focus: Body Structure

This 8-week course will examine the fundamental body structures of Tai Chi and the postures and movements of the 2nd part of the Yang style form.

  • Learn to calm your mind and relax your body with Tai Chi
  • Practice gentle breathing, stretching and strengthening movements
  • Improve your flexibility and balance as well as your mood and sleep
  • The Yang Style Tai Chi Sequence (Traditional Long Form—108 movements) is commonly practiced for relaxation and numerous health benefits
  • The Tai Chi Sequence—2nd Part will be covered in this 8-week course (20 of 41 movements) and the focus will be on regulating the body structure
  • This course is open to all levels—especially for beginners—and it is not necessary to know the 1st Part of the Tai Chi Sequence to begin the 2nd Part

Tai Chi Sequence—2nd Part

  • Transition Form
  • 23. Wardoff, Rollback, Press, and Push Forward (Peng Lu Ji An)
  • 24. Single Whip
  • 25. Punch Under the Elbow
  • 26. Step Back and Repulse the Monkey: Left
  • 27. Step Back and Repulse the Monkey: Right
  • 28. Step Back and Repulse the Monkey: Left
  • 29. Diagonal Flying
  • 30. Lift Hands to the Up Posture
  • 31. The Crane Spreads Its Wings
  • 32. Brush Knee and Step Forward: Left
  • 33. Pick Up the Needle from the Sea Bottom
  • 34. Fan Back
  • 35. Turn, Twist Body, and Circle the Fist
  • 36. Step Forward, Deflect Downward, Parry and Punch
  • 37. Step Forward, Wardoff, Rollback, Press and Push Forward (Peng Lu Ji An)
  • 38. Single Whip
  • 39. Wave Hand in the Clouds: Right
  • 40. Wave Hand in the Clouds: Left
  • 41. Wave Hand in the Clouds: Right
  • 42. Single Whip

To register for special classes hosted by YMAA Boston click here.

Qigong for Women

KZ Qigong
Next: To Be Announced

JULY CLASS SCHEDULE

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8 Pieces of Brocade Medical Qigong
Focus: Sitting Set
TCM Time
4-week course
July 4th-25th
10:30-11:30AM
Boston Time (EDT)
Registration
Join Online Class
4 Seasons Qigong & Food as Medicine
Focus: Summer

YMAA Boston
8-week course
July 7th-Aug 25th
6:00-7:00PM
Boston Time (EDT)
Registration
Join Online Class
5 Animal Sports Medical Qigong
Focus: Deer
(Kidney Health)
TCM Time
4-week course
July 4th-25th
12:00-1:00PM
Boston Time (EDT)
Registration
Join Online Class
Tai Chi Sequence—1st Part
Focus: Taiji Breathing
TCM Time
4-week course
July 5th-26th
12:00-1:00PM
Boston Time (EDT)
Registration
Join Online Class
Tai Chi Sequence—2nd Part
Focus: Body Structure
YMAA Boston
8-week course
July 7th-Aug 25th
7:30-8:30PM
Boston Time (EDT)
Registration
Join Online Class
Qigong for Women
KZ Qigong
Quarterly
TBA
Join Online Meetup

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