12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Eight Strands Of Brocade Qigong

Zoom Online Interactive Class
7 Attendees
Helen Parsons, Phil Sheridan

Slow down and find some breathing space

Baduanjin qigong, translates into the Eight Strands of Brocade. It first appears recorded in the Song Dynasty, 1150 CE. The set represents one of the most popular forms of the many sets of qigong practiced today around the world. Most people consider it primarily a form of medical exercise to improve health and wellbeing. Qigong derives from a millenia old culture from China known as Yangsheng - 养生 - meaning to nourish or cultivate life.

In more modern terms qigong practice integrates what we today would call mindful practice and embodied movements with an emphasis on calm, refined breathing.

Comprised of eight individual movements, people can enjoy and practice the Eight Strands of Brocade set from a seated or standing position making it an ideal set for people who use wheelchairs or prefer to sit in a chair for some or all of the movements.

Search the web and you will find many variations of these movements, some include steps to the left and right, while others remain standing in place. In these sessions we plan to introduce you to those variations so that you can enjoy practising the Baduanjin set in a way that suits you.

Suitable for everyone.
These sessions will run from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm lunch time every Monday.

Do take time to read the joining instructions for a Zoom class, thanks.

Join us for this popular form known as Baduanjin or the Eight Strands of Brocade Qigong.

We look forward to seeing you,
Phil & Helen

Zoom Online Interactive Class

The learning focus for this session is our evidence-based Tai Chi Foundations form

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2. If you are using an Ipad or tablet or laptop you may want to think about how you can carefully position it higher than normal. The closer to eye level your device is, the more comfortable it will be and you can have a more natural posture than if you have to look down to see what's happening.

3. On the day plan to join 15 minutes BEFORE the scheduled start time. This means there is time to troubleshoot any technical issues, even if you have used Zoom many times before.

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6. Make sure you have enough space around you to take a couple of steps in each direction. 

7. Make sure the floor is clear as possible with nothing to trip over, such as pets or rugs etc.

Take a breath and relax!


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