Love Your Body, Love Your Life – with Karen Welch
There is a simple joy in being in contact with our body and with the environment around us that opens up our ability for pleasure in everyday life.
Qigong is the art of opening up to the energy of life. We access this energy through small, graceful movements, meditation and how we focus our attention and intention. Small acts can have profound consequences.
Qigong was devised by the Daoists from a Chinese civilization that has developed over thousands of years. The Daoists were fascinated by seeing what works in nature and replicating those movements within our own bodies and lives.
Our bodies have amazing intelligence and when we support that intelligence it always attempts to rebalance the system in a way that brings new vitality and replenishes tired aspects of the body. When we go deeper in these practices we can actually renew our bodies.
My Qigong teaching was devised as ‘Meditation In Action’ by Tez Sawicki, at Gathering Essence, Edinburgh. It brings together classic forms of Chinese practice with guidance for the mind to understand the power of what our actions are creating. There are three main aspects to this practice
Daoyin is a form of Daoist Yoga. It is the grandfather of Qigong, based on Daoist principles. These simple slow movements develop an awareness of working with Qi, fluids, muscle and tendon.
Qigong forms combine movement with awareness. The current form I am working with is ‘Uniting Heaven and Earth’. These forms are all simple to learn but have a huge amount of potential when developed over time.
I also teach seated Meditation based on Daoist and Buddhist techniques
There are three ways to learn with me:
- Open classes, currently on Sunday at 10.30am in Hyndland, Glasgow
- Small groups (up to 8 participants) or Individual classes, currently by arrangement in Hyndland, Glasgow
I am completing the second year of the teacher training programme so all training is by donation until the end of the year.
Please get in touch with me using the contact form on this page or by emailing me. I look forward to hearing from you.