Virtual Qigong Festival Schedule – Day 1

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Thursday 21st April Schedule – #QigongFestival2016

Links will be added once the material is live at the specified times below. Keep checking this page for updates! The majority of the links will remain active during and following the festival. 

*All times at BST


9.30AM – ‘Summer Qigong – Nurturing Fire in the Heart’ by Ronald H. Davis

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Description: Summer is the best time to fulfill our human destiny of spiritual awakening. A seasonal qigong practice is the roadmap for that journey. By living in balance with nature’s ever changing energetics we can attain optimal health, enjoy an intimate connection to the natural world, and be fully engaged with society. Summer Qigong practice emphasizes enhancing the health of the heart organ, calming the HeartMind, and nourishing the Shen, human spirit. This article, adapted from Qigong Through the Seasons, presents the essential exercises, meditations and dietary suggestions for staying healthy this summer.

Where: Singing Dragon blog: AVAILABLE NOW, CLICK HERE TO VIEW!

 


 

9.45AM – FREE extract from Qigong Through the Seasons by Ronald H. Davis

Description: In this extract, Ronald H. Davis explains and explores ‘Summer Qigong’, including examples of ‘Awakening the Qi’, ‘Mixing Yin and Yang’, ‘Waiting at the Temple Gate’ and ‘Sealing the Qi’.

Where: AVAILABLE NOW, CLICK HERE TO VIEW!

Do you have any comments about this extract? Why don’t you Tweet your comments to @Singing_Dragon_ using the hashtag #QigongFestival2016

 


10.00AM – ‘Qigong – Keep It Simple’ by Noel PlaugherPlaugher_Standing-Qigong_978-1-84819-257-7_colourjpg-web

Description – In this article, Noel Plaugher talks about the core objectives of Qigong and reminds us that Qigong should be accessible to all. Noel is the author of Standing Qigong for Health and Martial Arts – Zhan Zhuang.

Where: Singing Dragon blog. AVAILABLE NOW, CLICK HERE TO VIEW!

Links to Noel Plaugher’s other articles:

What is Qigong? Why should you practice it?

The Stories our Bodies Tell

 


 

10.30AM – Twitter Competition

Description: Re-tweet our post at 10.30am and follow us on Twitter to win one of 2 copies of Standing Qigong for Health and Martial Arts – Zhan Zhuang by Noel Plaugher, plus a Singing Dragon tote bag!

Where: Singing Dragon’s Twitter: CLICK HERE TO SEE THE TWEET!


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12.00PM – The Six Phases of Taoist Qigong Practice by Camilo Sanchez, L. Ac, MOM

Phase 1 ‘Unblocking Qi and Strengthening Postnatal Qi (nei yang gong)’

Phase 2 ‘Harnessing and Generating Qi (Yang Qi)’

Phase 3 ‘Refining Essence to Vital Energy (lian jing hua qi)’

Phase 4 ‘Emergence of the Inner Elixir (jie dan)’

Phase 5 Transition to External Elixir (wai dan)’

Phase 6 ‘Returning to Original Nature (yuan xing)’

Where: Singing Dragon blog. AVAILABLE NOW, CLICK HERE TO VIEW!

 


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2.30PM – Video: ‘5 Element Qigong for Children’ by Betty Sutherland

Description: In this video, Betty demonstrates a fun and simple step-by-step instruction of 5 element qigong for children, and provides some fascinating knowledge on qigong. Betty Sutherland is the author of the Singing Dragon resource for teaching children Tai Chi and Qigong in schools, Chi for Children.

Where: Singing Dragon YouTube: AVAILABLE NOW, CLICK HERE TO VIEW!


 

3.00PM – Twitter Competition

Description: Re-tweet our post at 3.00pm and follow us on Twitter to be in with the chance of winning one of two copies of Chi for Children by Betty Sutherland.

Where: Singing Dragon’s Twitter CLICK HERE TO SEE THE TWEET!

 

 


3.15PM – Article from Serge Augier, author of Shen Gong and Nei Dan in Da Xuan

Where: Link to PDF to come. AVAILABLE NOW, CLICK HERE TO VIEW!


3.30PM – Video from Serge Augier, author of Shen Gong and Nei Dan in Da Xuan

Description: Serge Augier elaborates on urban Daoism and its unique style. He also demonstrates some useful breathing techniques for use in everyday life. Serge Augier is the author of Shen Gong and Nei Dan in Da Xuan.

Where: Singing Dragon YouTube AVAILABLE NOW, CLICK HERE TO VIEW!


 

4.00PM Augier_Shen-Gong-and-N_978-1-84819-260-7_colourjpg-webWebinar with Serge Augier, author of Shen Gong and Nei Dan in Da Xuan

Description: Serge Augier, author of Shen Gong and Nei Dan in Da Xuan, will explain Taoist tradition, and what to look for in a spiritual path, including all the aspects that we must develop to evolve.

**Please join 15 minutes early, as it may take some time to connect. 

Where: Click here to join Webinar at 4.00PM BST

AVAILABLE AS A RECORDING HERE!


 

5.30-6.30PM – Twitter Q&A with Serge Augier, author of Shen Gong and Nei Dan in Da Xuan

Description: Serge Augier will be answering questions about his Webinar, and any questions about his book Shen Gong and Nei Dan in Da Xuan. Please Tweet your questions to @UrbanDaoist between 5.30-6.30pm using the hashtag #UrbanDaoist. If you are unable to Tweet during this time, please send your questions to rose.henry@singingdragon.com, and your question will be Tweeted from the Singing Dragon account. The best questions will receive a FREE copy of Shen Gong and Nei Dan in Da Xuan by Serge Augier, plus a Singing Dragon tote bag!

Where: Singing Dragon’s Twitter / Serge Augier’s Twitter

 


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6.30PM – Video by Roni Edlund, co-author of Daoist Nei Gong for Women

Description: This is a short video explaining the aims and inner workings of women qi gong, with a demonstration by Roni Edlund. Roni Edlund is the author of the forthcoming Singing Dragon book, Daoist Nei Gong for Women.

Where: Singing Dragon’s YouTube  AVAILABLE NOW, CLICK HERE TO VIEW!

 


 

7.00PM – Instagram AND Facebook Competition

Description: Re-gram or share our post at 6.30pm to win one of 2 copies of upcoming Daoist Nei Gong for Women by Roni Edlund and Damo Mitchell, plus a Singing Dragon tote bag! Check our social media pages at 6.30pm to see the Tweet.

 


 

 

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