Flex your Spine - Taoyin Qigong - Sunday 4th December 11am-5.30pm in Oxford/Canterbury or online via zoom
Taoyin is an ancient Taoist practice, the knowledge is based on Chinese Medicine.
The gentle technique of breathing, stretching and turning the spine brings inner strength and flexibility to the body.
Not only does it empower the spine but it also relaxes the back through a series of easy to learn postures. The particular focus is in energizing the spine, relaxing the lumber area, lower back and psoas muscle.
Improved patterns of physical alignment and movement will recondition your spine and refresh your body by opening Qi flow in the meridians.
The psoas esponds to fear:
Because of its location along the lumbar and sacral nerve plexuses, the psoas is highly innervated. That means it tends to be very responsive and explains why it’s one of the ?rst large skeletal muscles to respond when your nervous system perceives danger. The psoas is located near the diaphragm so each breath (deep or shallow) massages it. Deepening your breath can help relax your psoas, while shallow breaths may encourage the muscle to tense and tighten.
In Qigong, the kidneys are the seat of fear and stress on one hand and of trust and gentleness on the other hand. Because the psoas muscle is close to the kidneys, energetically kidneys/ fear responds with the psoas muscle, which contracts, when there is fear.
Most exercises are practiced on the floor on a mat. They open the joints and bring more flexibility into the body and stretching the tendons.
Learn the ancient Qigong practice in stillness "Lotus meditation"
Learn the Lotus Meditation to bring deep relaxation to the spine. This practice will also release stress in your heart and energize the kidneys and pelvis.
contact Gabrielle for more info or how to enrol.
Venue: Oxford or online via zoom