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Daoyin BaoJian Gong – Qigong for General Health
Sat. 8 April 2017, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm British Summer Time United Kingdom Time
This is the first of a series of Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong exercises created by Professor Zhang Guande. Professor Zhang Guande came from a medical family and studied martial arts as a means of health promotion through exercise. He studied in the Wushu Dept. of the Beijing Institute - now University - of Physical Education, becoming a Senior Professor.
Professor Zhang Guande studied traditional Chinese medicines, in particular Daoyin (Qigong) and Taiji Chuan. He developed a series of exercises combining physical exercise and mental cultivation and called it Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong. In China, Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong has been officially recognised by the Ministry of Health and is used by hospitals and sanatoria for the treatment of various illnesses.
The Daoyin BaoJian Gong set of 8 exercises is for general health preservation. Others specifically target the respiratory system, the heart and so on.
Suitable for beginners and those with some experience. Experience of yoga or other spiritual practices can also be helpful with understanding how the internal energy works. Complete beginners will have a lot to take in, mainly the internal side, but only one of the moves is physically difficult for those who are less flexible (and we have ways of dealing with that!).
Your instructor for the day will be Suse Coon.
Is there a minimum or maximum age? How fit do I have to be?
If under 16 you need to be accompanied by an adult. There's no top age.
Although the exercises involve being on your feet for a lot of the time, anyone can sit and rest at any time.
It helps if you are quite flexible but we all have different body shapes and idiosyncrasies!
What's included in the ticket price?
Hot and cold drinks are available throughout the day, with a selection of biscuits.
You will also receive a handout on the topic.
The ticket agency fees are covered by the organiser.
Is there parking or a bus?
There is plenty of free parking. The buses to Campbeltown will normally stop if requested.
What should I bring?
Wear loose, comfortable clothing. The floor is carpeted so you may prefer to wear shoes.
There is normally a period of meditation, so if you have a mat, or blanket, bring that.
What if I can't make it?
Classes are normally 5-8 people so the early bird rate is a guide to whether or not the class will be viable. If you call off before that, you can have a refund, less the administration fee set by the ticket agency. If after that, I can't guarantee to be able to give you a refund, but you can pass on your place to someone else.
Is it possible to come for just part of the day?
If we are learning a full set of exercises, you obviously won't learn all of it, but, depending on your experience and what you're looking for, you may still benefit from coming along.
Can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07734 699607.