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A Qigong Morning

February 21, 2009

It is an amazingly beautiful morning here in Scottsdale, AZ. This morning, in an hour or so, I’ll be continuing to teach a friend Liangong in 18 Exercises, a wonderful qigong (chi kung) set taught to me in San Francisco many years ago by Dr. Wang Shan Long. My friend recently spent a couple of months teaching me Dragon & Tiger Qigong (from Bruce Frantzis, who I have taken many classes with over the years), so we are having a great exchange.

Pelvic CirclesLiangong in 18 Exercises was developed in China by qigong masters in conjunction with specialists in both Chinese and Western medicine. Liangong is based on qigong practices such as Tao-in, Eight Pieces of Brocade, Five Animal Exercises, and Muscle and Tendon Changing. It works systematically in 36 exercises (it was originally 18 exercises) with the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and organs of the body to promote fitness and health. Liangong can help reduce stress, strengthen your immune system, promote cardiovascular and respiratory health, increase flexibility, reduce muscular pain, speed healing of soft tissue, increase mental clarity, and promote somatic awareness. These exercises can also help open up the various breathing spaces of the body. The exercise shown above is called “Pelvic Circles.”

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  1. Johnny permalink
    February 21, 2009 10:39 pm

    Hi Dennis: wishing you wonderful weekend!

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