ACHIEVE HARMONY & BALANCE
Chi (Qi) is best defined as “Life Energy.” It is the energy of all things including the air we breath, our food, the time of day, and even our own personalities. By studying this “life energy,” and how it affects us, we can work to balance and harmonize all aspects of our lives. In this class you will learn about the energy pathways of the body (meridians) and gain an understanding of your own energetic tendencies. Using massage, movements, and nutrition, you will be able to help balance both your body and spirit according to your own individual needs. By understanding the energy of food, we can learn what foods we should be eating, when, and how much. A greater understanding of chi will help us to gain control over our lives and the ways in which we are unintentionally influenced by other people, our environment, and even society.
In this class you will learn:
Energy theory (yin/yang, Sky/Man/Earth, 5 elements, etc)
Chi is the name given by the Chinese to the universal energy that moves through our body and environment. This class teaches the 12 different cyclical
movements of energy pathways through the body and how those pathways relate to the changing seasons and the food we consume. We learn techniques to align with the seasonal changes as a method of preventive medicine. We work with the pressure points of the body and energy massage techniques to align energy. Moreover, Energy Studies also teaches us a way to look at the world around us so we can more accurately predict the actions and consequences of ourselves and others. In this class we discuss physical health issues and make connections between food, mental/emotional dynamics, and how this can all create disharmony within our bodies and minds. This class teaches practical and grounded ways you can learn to use these energies to promote wellness and live a longer, healthier, life.
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