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Anyone interested in a Qigong Meet-Up?

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:32 pm
by floramaria
Maybe this Meet-Up Forum will provide the means to do what I have been Thinking about for as long as I’ve been on the site: getting together with some of you (virtually) to do Qigong. I am a Certified Qigong Instructor but don’t want to offer a class in person or online and feel that I have to be there every week at a certain time Since my schedule is too erratic to offer classes on a regular schedule. The informality of a Meet up appeals to me. I have thought for some time about how much I’d like to meet some of this community and do Qigong together, since I have found it so beneficial myself. My interest is not so much in leading as in sharing the experience, even virtually. If there are other Qigong instructors or aficionados in this group who would would like to lead, I am all for that too. We could take turns on occasional Meet ups.


For those who aren’t familiar with it, Qigong is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and refers to energy cultivation. Tai Chi (which is better known) is the martial arts application of Qigong. Sometime the same movements are used, but with different intent. Qigong is inwardly focused and helps develop the mind-body connection. It can be done with one movement repeated many times and can be thought of as moving meditation. There is no need to memorize a “form” which is a long sequence of tai chi movements. Not that I have anything against Tai Chi! Not at all! I know several long Tai Chi forms and practice everyday, but tend to do them with Qigong intent, very slowly smoothly Steadily, thinking about energy flow rather than about “my opponent”, that imaginary foe one fights in a martial arts form.
For people who struggle to meditate, Qigong can offer an interesting alternative; the slow steady movements, can be calming to mind and body, and give the mind something to focus on that is a break from the rest of the day. Practicing with other people is important Since doing Qigong in a group develops an energy field among the participants. Not sure how that would work online. But who knows? At least it would be fun, and relaxing and we’d be together, reducing stress.

Is anyone interested ?

If you are, please reply.

Re: Anyone interested in a Qigong Meet-Up?

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:20 pm
by CoachDD
I am! I've always been intrigued and would love an opportunity to learn more. Thanks for the offer to do this! :)

Re: Anyone interested in a Qigong Meet-Up?

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:33 pm
by TheresaB
In New Mexico?

Re: Anyone interested in a Qigong Meet-Up?

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:21 pm
by floramaria
Well I am in NM, Teresa , and you would be welcome to come join me in person. 1/2 hr S of Taos . To be available for more people I was thinking about trying it out on whatever video conferencing platform is being made available for Meet Ups. It would be excellent to have an in person Meet Up simultaneous with the video Meet Up!

Re: Anyone interested in a Qigong Meet-Up?

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:23 pm
by floramaria
CoachDD wrote:I am! I've always been intrigued and would love an opportunity to learn more. Thanks for the offer to do this! :)

Great! If a few people are interested i will set it up,
Any suggested days/times that works best for you?

Re: Anyone interested in a Qigong Meet-Up?

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:52 am
by Julie G
Woo hoo, floramaria! Thanks for leading the way. If I wasn't so consumed with work, I'd be jumping in to join.... and may still do so if the time works. I'll be following closely. Great job :D.

Re: Anyone interested in a Qigong Meet-Up?

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:44 am
by CarrieS
I'd love to join your video conferencing sessions if I can.

Re: Anyone interested in a Qigong Meet-Up?

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:12 pm
by floramaria
CarrieS wrote:I'd love to join your video conferencing sessions if I can.


Great!

Re: Anyone interested in a Qigong Meet-Up?

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:01 pm
by gmpicket
I'm interested. The mediation center that I go to had two Qigong sessions, but I had to miss both. I think I can handle video conferencing.

Re: Anyone interested in a Qigong Meet-Up?

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:02 pm
by buck3Maureen
Hi Floramarie,

I am interested. I am taking a tai chi class and have started doing the Qigong class that is offered. I find both very relaxing.
Maureen