White Crane Qigong

Focus: Chinese Medicine & Lung Health

YMAA Boston Special Classes

March-June 2020 | Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6:00-7:00PM EDT

  • Exercises for mental & physical health
  • White Crane Qigong emphasizes lung health
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine theory

White Crane Qigong is a set of traditional Chinese exercises based on the graceful movements of the White Crane designed to help improve the body's energy flow and promote mental/physical harmony. White Crane Qigong emphasizes lung health in particular. Concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture will also be introduced in this class session.

Mar-Jun 2020 |
White Crane Qigong Course

Hosted by YMAA Boston

White Crane Qigong Classes
Focus: Chinese Medicine & Lung Health

Tue Jun 2, 2020 | White Crane Qigong Class with Kathy Yang | hosted by YMAA Boston
  • Intro to Chinese medicine meridians
    • Yin & Yang sides of the body
  • Kathy’s “organ house” analogy (Triple Burner)
    • Attic: Heart, Lung, Pericardium
    • Kitchen: Stomach, Spleen, Liver, Gall Bladder
    • Basement: Large & Small Intestines, Kidneys, Bladder
  • White Crane Soft Qigong exercise
    • Attic: move the arms
    • Kitchen: stretch and squeeze the waist
    • Basement: circle the hips & move the legs
Thu Jun 4, 2020 | White Crane Qigong Class with Kathy Yang | hosted by YMAA Boston
  • Review of Kathy’s “organ house” analogy
  • Intro to breathing techniques for the Lungs
    • Arm positions: forward, sides, back
  • Yin vs Yang
    • Yang rising (fire/heat)
    • Yin descending (water/cold)
  • Chinese medicine tongue diagnosis
    • Red tip tongue vs thick white coating
  • Intro to Food as medicine
    • Tastes & Colors
    • Liver (mint); Spleen (ginger)
Tue Jun 9, 2020 | White Crane Qigong Class with Kathy Yang | hosted by YMAA Boston
  • Review of organs & 5 tastes
  • 5 Yin organ systems: Heart, Lung, Liver, Spleen, Kidney
  • Intro to Food as medicine: Tastes
    • Bitter: Heart
    • Pungent (spicy): Lung
    • Sour: Liver
    • Sweet: Spleen
    • Salty: Kidney
  • Acupressure points to calm the mind and benefit sleep
    • Heart Channel
    • Heart-7 (HT-7) Shen Men (Spirit Gate)
    • Pericardium (PC-7) Da Ling (Great Mound)
Thu Jun 11, 2020 | White Crane Qigong Class with Kathy Yang | hosted by YMAA Boston
  • Review of organs, tastes, & breathing techniques (Lungs)
  • Intro to Six Healing Sounds Qigong (Liu Zi Jue)
    • Liver: 噓 XU sounds like “shu” or “shooo”
    • Spleen: 呼 HU sounds like “huh” or “whooo”
    • Lungs: 呬 SI sounds like “shi” or “tzzz”
    • Heart: 呵 HE sounds like “hah” or “haaaw”
    • Kidneys: 吹 CHUI sounds like “shuee” or “chway”
    • Triple Burner: 嘻 XI sounds like “see” or “seee” (like a hiss without the “ee”)
Tue Jun 16, 2020 | White Crane Qigong Class with Kathy Yang | hosted by YMAA Boston
  • Review of Six Healing Sounds Qigong
  • Chinese medicine meridians
    • Yin (shady) & Yang (sunny) sides of the body
    • Energy (Qi) flow in the arms and legs
  • Intro to 3 Yin Channels of the Hands: Chest to Hands
    • Heart Channel: armpit to radial aspect (inner aspect) of pinky fingers
    • Lung Channel: lateral aspect of chest to thumbs
    • Pericardium Channel: lateral aspect of nipples to middle fingers
Thu Jun 18, 2020 | White Crane Qigong Class with Kathy Yang | hosted by YMAA Boston
  • Review of 3 Yin Channels of the Hands: Chest to Hands
    • Heart Channel: armpit to inner aspect of pinky fingers
    • Lung Channel: lateral aspect of chest to thumbs
    • Pericardium Channel: lateral aspect of nipples to middle fingers
  • Intro to 3 Yang Channels of the Hands: Chest to Hands
    • Large Intestine Channel: index fingers to the opposite in the nasolabial groove (across sides of nostrils)
    • Triple Burner Channel: ring fingers to the lateral ends of the eyebrows
    • Small Intestine Channel: ulnar aspect (outer aspect) of pinky fingers to the depression between the anterior aspect (front aspect) of the tragus of the ear and the jaw when the mouth is open
Tue Jun 23, 2020 | White Crane Qigong Class with Kathy Yang | hosted by YMAA Boston
  • Review of 3 Yang Channels of the Hands: Chest to Hands
    • Large Intestine Channel: index fingers to the opposite sides of nostrils
    • Triple Burner Channel: ring fingers to the lateral ends of the eyebrows
    • Small Intestine Channel: ulnar aspect (outer aspect) of pinky fingers to front of the ears
  • Intro to 3 Yin Channels of the Legs: Feet to Chest
    • Kidney Channel: soles of the feet to chest
    • Liver Channel: lateral aspect of big toe to chest
    • Spleen Channel: medial aspect of big toe to chest
Thu Jun 25, 2020 | White Crane Qigong Class with Kathy Yang | hosted by YMAA Boston
  • Review of 3 Yin Channels of the Legs: Feet to Chest
    • Kidney Channel: soles of the feet to chest
    • Liver Channel: lateral aspect of big toe to chest
    • Spleen Channel: medial aspect of big toe to chest
  • Intro to 3 Yang Channels of the Legs: Head to Feet
    • Gall Bladder Channel: side of head down sides of legs
    • Bladder Channel: back of head down back of legs
    • Stomach Channel: front of head down front of legs
Tue Jun 30, 2020 | White Crane Qigong Class with Kathy Yang | hosted by YMAA Boston
  • Review & Conclusion:
    • Six Healing Sounds Qigong
    • 3 Yin Channels of the Hands: Chest to Hands
    • 3 Yang Channels of the Hands: Chest to Hands
    • 3 Yang Channels of the Legs: Head to Feet
    • 3 Yin Channels of the Legs: Feet to Chest
    • White Crane Soft Qigong exercise