Yi Jin Jing for Vitality Self-Paced Program
YI JIN JING FOR VITALITY
COMING SOON! An ancient movement method for reducing stress, managing energy, and building resilience to help you optimize your health.
Settle Your Mind and Unlock Your Body’s Natural Healing Energy
This self-paced program is an introduction to the ancient practice of Yi Jin Jing. It provides practical tools and methods for increasing focused attention and intentional awareness of body and breath. This qigong form incorporates mindfulness with physical movement, which in turn enhances vitality.
Yi Jin Jing is a powerful qigong practice popularized by the fighting monks of the legendary Shaolin Temple. Originally, these monks slouched over religious texts and prayed for many hours. As a result of their sedentary lifestyle, they suffered from shallow breathing, poor posture, backaches, tight shoulders, and neck pain.
This qigong form focuses on infusing soft tissue, including ligaments, tendons, and fascia with a specific kind of qi. With practice, the body becomes significantly stronger and more flexible. Each movement in the series utilizes both strength and softness thus creating a sense of balance and harmony throughout the body.
Manage Your Mind & Move Your Qi
In general terms, Qi is energy. Learning how to connect with and move your energy is an empowering way to reduce stress and increase joy.
First, we’ll work with tools and techniques to settle your mind and reduce rumination. Once we are better able to focus our thoughts and remain in the present moment, we’ll begin practicing the Yi Jin Jing series which helps us embody mindfulness.
Use your breath as an anchor to help you settle into deep stillness. We’ll explore a variety of breathing exercises and notice how they each affect qi differently.
Self-Awareness & Internal Energy
Connecting to and deepening our self-awareness helps us connect to our qi. As we become more content with ourselves, we begin to harmonize and flow with life’s experiences. We unlock our creativity and intuition, and we begin to balance body, mind, and spirit.
We’ll learn and practice the Yi Jin Jing series. This form of qigong helps us connect with our physical body, internal energy, and mental and emotional resilience, which in turn helps us relieve and heal physical pain, stress, depression, and other ailments
The workshop has three modules:
- Postural assessment: Standing, sitting, and for the Yi Jin Jing movements
- Introduction to qi breathing: Shifting out of chest breathing into relaxed abdominal breathing and learning a breathing technique that activates qi
- Learning the 12-move Yi Jin Jing series
Through attendance of this workshop, participants will:
- Learn about, gain an understanding of, and implement the fundamentals of excellent posture. Quality posture increases overall health and reduces lost time due to neck, shoulder, and back strain and injury.
- Learn and practice three deep breathing methods, along with when and how to use each technique most appropriately. Learning how to quickly and effectively connect to breath reduces cortisol, which in turn reduces stress.
- Learn and practice the Yi Jin Jing qigong series.
At the end of the workshop and with continued practice, participants may experience:
- Emotional balance and a calmer mindset, which reduces overall stress levels
- An awareness that the body seems lighter and movement is easier
- Expanded recognition of physical strength, flexibility, and stability
- Peace of mind and vitality that comes with regularized deep breathing and flowing movement
- Increased vital energy, compassion, and better overall health
This Yi Jin Jing workshop is appropriate for those who are learning meditation and qigong for the first time or wish to continue to develop their skills.
I LOVE helping people learn new ways of reducing stress and increasing joy. Over the years, I’ve discovered that my students resonate most with movement oriented forms of meditation.
Clients that work with me stand up and shine, knowing they are enough and are perhaps stronger and more capable than they ever imagined.
Join me for this one-day workshop, or explore Cultivating Mindful Compassion via weekend workshop or online 7-week series. Personalize your training through private coaching. Or join me Monday mornings at 7:15 PT for a free 30-minute qigong and mudra meditation class.
Not which option is the right fit? Email me at [email protected] to schedule a time to chat.
"Two hours ago, my body and its energy felt like a flighty flock of sparrows. Now I feel calm and grounded like a mountain. The change during the course of the day is amazing!" ~ Nathan J.
"I love the qi breathing. It helps me feel relaxed and energized at the same time. I never knew that breathing in different ways could have such profound effects on my body." ~ Susan M.
"After learning and practicing this series, I think more clearly, move more easily, and I’m better able to flow through the day in comfort. Thank you for teaching us Yi Jin Jing." ~ Jamie M.
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