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Healthy Living at AMoA - Saturday Morning Qi Gong

Event Category:
Classes
Start Date:
November 11, 2017
End Date:
November 25, 2017
Location:
Alexandria Museum of Art
Time:
10:30 AM
 As part of our all new Healthy Living @AMoA programing, we are proud to offer free Qi Gong every Saturday morning in the museum's 3rd Floor Gallery. 

Donations are gladly accepeted to help keep it free. 

WHAT IS QI GONG?
Originating in ancient China roughly four thousand years ago, Qi Gong or Qigong (pronounced Chee Gong, literally “Life Energy Cultivation”) is an ancient system of coordinated body postures and movements combined with deep breathing and meditation. It is a powerful tool used to stimulate good health, spirituality, and a state of calm mindfulness.

Qi Gong draws from Chinese medicine, philosophy, and even martial arts. It is traditionally viewed as a means of balancing and cultivating qi, the “life energy” that pervades all living things. Like Tai Chi Chuan, it has been described as a “moving meditation,” akin to walking meditation practices although depending on the form, most Qi Gong practices are performed without excessive walking.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Instructor Paul Nettles was first trained in the form in 2011 by the American Kung Fu Academy in Alexandria—two years later he was awarded accreditation as a Lao Shi, Mandarin for “elder teacher,” in Professor Chen Man Ching’s 37 Posture Yang Style Short Form Tai Chi Chuan, Tai Chi sword form, and in the Eight Pieces of Brocade Silk Qi Gong form. Paul has hosted a Morning Tai Chi on The Levee school since 2013. He also teaches privately.

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