Introduction to Ba Duan Jin: Health Qigong Course
Tuesdays and Fridays from 12.00 to 13.00
- Confucius Institute Dancing studio, 9th Floor, Alun Roberts Building, Deniol Road, LL57 2UW
- Tuesday 5 July 2022 – Friday 29 July 2022
The Confucius Institute at Bangor University offers a FREE beginner’s course on Ba Duan Jin, an over 1000-year-old exercise including a series of eight movements, translated as the ‘eight silken movements’. Ba Duan Jin combines the finest of qigong practice – calming the body, breath and mind and helping to improve strength, energy, and wellbeing. The course will run, twice a week over four weeks.
Entry requirements- moderate level of fitness is desirable.
Course description: This is an all-ages exercise that will cover the theory and practice of Health Qigong as well as a warming up and cooling down workout. The participants will learn basic concepts of Ba Duan Jin and have the opportunity to practice separate units of Health Qigong as follows:
- Hold up heaven with two Hands
- Draw the bow and letting the arrow fly
- Separate heaven and earth
- The wise owl gazes backwards
- Punching with an angry gaze
- Bouncing on the toes
- The big bear turns from side to side
- Touching the toes then bending backwards
Each section includes exercises based on traditional Chinese medicine theories and philosophical insights. It features informal learning of typical oriental traditions of exercise and well being, and it is particularly beneficial for people with office jobs.
Learning outcomes: Potential benefits of regular Qigong practise include lower stress and anxiety levels, enhanced focus and awareness, and improved balance and flexibility.
Tutor Information: Zhijun Wang has been practising Ba Duan Jin for over 10 years and coaching students for over 6 Years. His practice experience and deep knowledge of Chinese Qigong, Taiji Boxing and traditional Chinese medicine will provide the participants (who enrol on the course) with very useful supplementary information than just the ‘eight silken movements’.
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