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Restless by nature, on a whim I blew off city living and my career, to try my hand at a simpler-slower life in rural Tasmania. It's going to be one heck of a learning curve..join me as I find my feet, fingers crossed!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Qigong in Cygnet..


Restoring Natural Harmony
Qigong Master Simon Blow
Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September 2013, Cygnet Tasmania
Qigong (Chi-Kung) is an ancient healing system that has evolved over thousands of years to help improve people’s quality of life; it is a part of the holistic system of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The dynamic forms and inner meditations help regulate the meridian system, and this releases stress, increases health and longevity and develops spiritual perception and awareness.
‘Qi’ (Chi) is the energy that draws the blood though our body, the clouds across the sky and the water through the ocean. Qi is the energy of life; it is the vital energy that permeates all living things. ‘Gong’ means the skill of working with, or cultivating, self-discipline and achievement. Literally, Qigong is a way of working with the energy of life.
The art of Qigong consists primarily of meditation, relaxation, physical movement, mind-body integration and breathing exercises. There are thousands of different styles and systems either done standing, moving, walking, sitting or lying. Tai Chi is one popular style.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, good health is a result of a free-flowing, well-balanced energy system. Ailments both physical and emotional can occur when Qi flow is blocked or impeded, causing imbalance and dysfunction in the body’s energy system. With regular practise Qigong helps to cleanse the body of toxins, restore energy, reduce stress and anxiety, and help individuals maintain a healthy and active life
Guigen Qigong is a Chinese Medical style of Qigong and is featured in Simon’s new Book/DVD Restoring Natural Harmony. Guigen translates to ‘returning to the source or root’ to the primordial energy from which everything emerges. Learn simple flowing sets of movements which stimulate the different organ meridians of the body, Spleen, Lungs, Kidney, Liver and Heart which correspond to the five elements, Earth, Metal, Water, Wood and Fire.
Simon Blow was accepted as a resident student at the Xiyuan Hospital in Beijing in 2004 where he worked in the Qigong department as Dr Xu Hongtao’s person assistant. Dr Xu is the founder of Guigen Qigong and is a specialist Qigong doctor with over twenty five years of experience working with the Qi energy. With regular practise Guigen Qigong will help purge and strengthen the body’s energy system.

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September 9.30am to 4.00pm
Town Hall, Supper Room
Mary Street, Cygnet, Tasmania
Cost $150 Concession /*Early Bird Discount $140
Includes the Book/DVD Restoring Natural Harmony ,
morning and afternoon tea, bring your own lunch.
Please book with a $20 deposit before Friday 20th September
Bookings and information please phone Sylvia Merope (03) 6295 0887
or email

No previous experience is required, all welcome

Simon Blow is the author of numerous books, DVDs and Audio CDs about this ancient healing art. He has been a full time professional teacher (Laoshi) since 1992; he has received training and certification from Traditional Hospitals and Daoist Monasteries in China and has been given authority to share these techniques. Simon has been initiated into Dragon Gate Daoism and given the name of Xin Si meaning Genuine Wisdom and is an initiated student and 29th Generation of the Dayan Wild goose Qigong. He also is a Standing Council Member of The World Academic Society of Medical Qigong, Beijing China.

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