True To Our Roots Qi Gong is a system of spontaneous Qi Gong, developed by Nadia, which stimulates the primordial movements that are the fundamental basis from which formal Qi Gong was developed.
It is a journey of discovery into our primordial self-healing system, which is directed by our entire fluid system.
The aim of True To Our Roots Qi Gong is to bring our awareness back to our innate self-healing abilities through re-adjusting our posture, re-familiarising ourselves with our breath, and connecting with the flow of our energy (Qi or Chi).
True to our Roots is about reconnecting with our primordial selves, allowing spontaneity of movement to occur, while our mind naturally retreats and becomes the observer.
This is totally removed from traditional forms and disciplines, and breaks through whatever boundaries are limiting us from being fluid, re-awakening our senses and reclaiming our self-power regarding our bodies' well-being.
Qi Gong comes from the Chinese words for 'Energy' and 'Work'.
Qi Gong forms part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is thousands of years old. It combines movement and meditation to generate energy, restore health and vitality and promote a sense of wellbeing.
Qi Gong connects the mind, body and breathing and follows the Chinese medical principles involving acupuncture points and meridians.
It improves conditions such as:
Spontaneous Qi Gong is when, instead of doing a form or routine, the practitioner allows the Qi to move freely throughout the body, causing spontaneous movement.
Another way to explain this is, that while the practitioner is practising a specific form they are using their mind to direct the Qi to specific points or channels, but in the spontaneous section, he/she disengages his/her mind from the process and lets the Qi itself guide the movements.
Different people have different energy configurations or different health problems which is why the Qi moves so differently in each individual. The movements themselves must never be forced. Instead, the practitioner allows the Qi itself to guide the movements which usually result in a feeling of deep release and inner harmony.
These autonomous movements can be triggered either through sound, or by having a facilitator using Qi Touch on the practitioner, or, once more comfortable with practising alone, just telling oneself "I am accessing my fluid body".
The practitioner then usually reaches a deeply relaxed state as fluid movements are triggered within their body. Sometimes these movements reach a suspended "therapeutic position" which could be in an anatomical normal or quite abnormal position.
Various responses can occur but once this position releases whatever memories it holds then a spontaneous reaction occurs, as fluids (blood) and energy begin to flow more freely (usually creating a warm and comfortable sensation), the muscles soften, and fascia and connective tissues lengthen (Dr John Upledger, cranio-sacral therapy). The practitioner may cry, sigh, laugh or make whatever sounds the body needs to release.
Many Qi Gong masters feel that it is important when people are first working with spontaneous movement that they work with a qualified master. This is mainly important when someone needs to work out a lot of intense emotional issues, so they are supported, and learn how to stay grounded.
Spontaneous movement is when "the Qi practices the student", and "the Qi becomes the teacher".
This form of Qi Gong is the foundation of the Kunlun Dayan System, which is over 1,800 years old, having originated from a Taoist Monk in China. Nadia learned this form from one of Grandmaster Yang Mei Jun's students over 20 years ago, and still practises it today.
Grandmaster Yang Mei Jun (who passed away in 2002 aged 107) was the 27th generation inheritor of Dayan Qi Gong. The beautiful Wild Goose form imitates many movements of the Wild Goose, which in China symbolises the bird of longevity. This form is very efficient in releasing negative and gathering fresh Qi (energy), and in making body and mind healthy.
Nadia's magical meeting with Grand Master Yang Mei Jun in 2001
Nadia practising Wild Goose Qi Gong
Please note that the October class will be held on 8th October
The Ballroom, Wyastone Leys, Monmouth [click for map]
7.00pm - 9.00pm
A Full Day including lunch and refreshments
Two Half Days including refreshments
If you would like more information please contact Nadia on 01600 890737.