All Classes Held Online-Only for Fall/Winter 2020-2021
Wednesdays: 12-1 pm Tai Chi Short Form, and 6-7 pm Qigong
Thursdays: 2:30 pm Qigong, 3-4 pm Long Form Tai Chi
Unless otherwise stated, no previous experience is needed for any classes.
Course schedule and descriptions below.
10% discount for students wishing to repeat a previous course (unless otherwise noted)! Enter code repeat10 during checkout. Like to see this schedule as a calendar? Take a look at the calendar to see changes and holiday schedule.
What is Qigong Meditation?
Qigong Meditation is a special category within meditation. Qigong meditation is not only relaxing but it also enhances healing by increasing Qi flow within the body. Qigong literally means Qi or energy cultivation. Qigong meditation combines relaxation with mental focus to lead the Qi for specific goals that are unique to each particular meditation.
Some examples of the energy goal of specific Qigong meditations:
- Dantian Meditation: Longevity
- Buddha Mind Meditation: Spiritual growth and awareness
- Four Tones Meditation: Releases blockages
- Spontaneous or “Free Form” meditation: Unwinds tight energy patterns in the body and mind
- Yin Essence Meditation: Longevity and building yin
- Microcosmic Orbit Meditation: Strengthens the 12 organs and balances yin and yang
- Grand Circulation: Heals the joints, muscles, and bones and enhances martial arts power
- Many of these meditations are available on CD here: Qi Gong Institute Meditation CDs
Qigong meditation includes many visualizations and breathing patterns to focus the mind on a simple healing task which crowds out the mental clutter of our busy lives. As you reduce the number of things your mind is focused on, the body relaxes more and more. The Chinese call this “trading ten thousand thoughts for one thought.”
Tips for making meditation easier:
Meditating can be frustrating if your mind is too cluttered. Try picking a time of day where your mind is already slower. For some people that is the morning just after they wake up, for others it is at night before bed. Don’t worry if you fall asleep, even one minute of meditation is helpful.
When you meditate, your mind does not have to be completely blank. Just lowering the volume of your thoughts a couple of percent is beneficial.
If sitting to meditate makes you antsy or uncomfortable, try standing and taking one slow step with each inhale and one slow step with each exhale.
Just taking a few mindful breaths throughout the day can be helpful.
Many of the Qigong exercise courses taught at our Rochester location include various meditations that pertain to that exercise program. There is also a complete online recorded Qigong meditation program offered as individual volumes (1-5) that can be taken in any order. Click on the course titles below for the exact listing of meditations covered.
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10 week program, live broadcasts online, Thursdays 2:30-3 pm EDT, starting Sept. 17, 2020. Cultivate your energy to very high levels with these meditations.Each week we will experience a variety of meditations including some taught to me by Master Hong Liu in Los Angeles and Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming in Boston. No experience needed! Broadcasted online and recordings can be accessed anytime.
10 half-hour meditation sessions recordings. Cultivate your energy to very high levels with these meditations. Meditations in this session: Circulate Universal Qi, Mindfulness (Thich Nhat Hanh Poem), Four Tones, Dantian (Roots and Sun), Qi Cleansing Breath, Yin Essence, Sky Door Breathing meditations. Only $55 if taking another course!
10 half-hour meditation sessions recordings. Cultivate your energy to very high levels with these meditations. Meditations in this session: Meridian Breathing, Twelve Meridian Meditation, Organ Breathing, Walking Meditation, Buddha Mind Meditation, Turtle Crane Breathing Meditation. Only $55 if taking another course!
10 half-hour meditation sessions recordings. Cultivate your energy to very high levels with these meditations. Meditations in this session: Lotus Blossom Meditation, Body Scan Release Meditation, Qi Exchange with the Environment or a Partner, Belt Vessel Meditation, Free Form (Spontaneous Qigong) Meditation, Bone Health Meditation. Only $55 if taking another course!
5 half-hour meditation lessons recordings. Cultivate your energy to very high levels with these meditations. Meditations in this recorded session: Whole Body Breathing Meditation, Healing Journey Meditation, Inner Smile Meditation, Enlightenment (Upper and Lower Dantian) Meditation. Only $30 if taking another course!
5 half-hour meditation lessons recordings. Cultivate your energy to very high levels with these meditations. Meditations in this recorded session: OM Meditation, Microcosmic Orbit Meditation, Boundary Meditation, Diamond Lotus Meditation, Balance Five Elements Meditation. Only $30 if taking another course!