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No previous qigong background or background in qigong meditation required.
This course is suitable for both complete beginners, as well as advanced practitioners
already familiar with other coursework in the qigong or qigong meditation lines.
No Iron Shirt 1, Qigong Meditation Basics, or Tai Chi is assumed in this course.
The purpose of this course is to explore techniques for improving one's physical health and emotional health.
The main tool used for this in this class will be the Big Dipper Qigong form.
Big Dipper Qigong is a short brisk qigong form done at sunset to extend one's life.
ABOUT BIG DIPPER QIGONG
Big Dipper Qigong is a fun, 10-minute qigong form that is done at sunset.
Big Dipper Qigong is one of just a few qigong forms that is done fast. [c.f: Tai Chi 2 as another]
By virtue of the brisk pace of Big Dipper Qigong, it is one of the few qigong forms that really activates the cardiovascular system. Consequently, it improves one's blood circulation and strengthens one's blood vessels. Moreover, blood is the carrier for qi, so by improving blood circulation, the ability to transport qi throughout the body is increased. Thus this form is a great way to energize the body.
Big Dipper Qigong is a sunset qigong.
The form captures the extra yuan qi (programmable healing qi) that is available at sunset.
The internal feng shui of the form enables the capturing of this yuan qi when facing the direction of the season during sunset.
In so doing, this form is a longevity form. Daily practice of this form at sunset is purported to greatly extend your life.
In a shamanic spiritual sense, doing Big Dipper Qigong at sunset is also a way to welcome in the Big Dipper (which appears at nighttime). The footwork of the form traces the stars of the Big Dipper on the ground as we do the practice. The form proceeds clockwise, mirroring the evolution of time, to bring in the power of manifestation. Consequently, in a spiritual sense, the Big Dipper Qigong form works to manifest positive change in your life. It does so by connecting the cosmic energy of the seven stars of the Big Dipper down through your body and then empowers them by the power of the sunset.
In total, Big Dipper Qigong is a powerful qigong form, attributed historically to the "Path of Female Immortals" lineage.
Note: Some who teach this form, teach a modified version of the original form.
To best access the power of this lineage, I teach the unmodified version.
The qigong learned in this workshop will lay the foundation for additional courses in qigong and qigong meditation.
For those that are brand-new to qigong, this course provides an excellent starting point to diving into core courses such as "Qigong Meditation Basics 1" or "Tai Chi Qigong 1 + Qigong Meditation Basics 1". At the same time, those of all skill levels will find the material an extremely useful support mechanism for overall health and spiritual development.
Moreover, regardless of your prior qigong background, Big Dipper Qigong provides a wonderful sunset qigong form for health and vitality. It is one of a very few that I myself practice every day without fail.
In total, I look forward to sharing "Big Dipper Qigong" with you.
If anyone has any questions in advance of the class,
Steven may be contacted at his email address: steven [at] spiritualtao [dot] com.
At the end of this course, students will receive an attendance certificate which will identify hours completed in Master Chia's system, which may be used toward the certification requirements in his system.
Do you want to be an Associate Instructor or an Instructor? If so, click on Certificate Program for more information.
Last Revised 10/26/2019