Greetings to one and all!
As we welcome the Chinese New Year of the Metal Rabbit. It is also known as the Lunar New Year, because it falls on the 2nd new moon after the Winter Solstice.
The Element scene now is that of Earth and the awakening of the Fire energy. It is traditionally a sluggish time of the year, with the dark winter nights, and short days, but the Chinese New Year marks the transition to early Spring and the celebrations bring excitement and vitality.
For those of us who have learned the 5 Animal Hua Gong, February is the time to practice the Tiger form to awaken our own internal fire, power and strength, and to align ourselves with this cosmic tide.
Important date for Your Diary!
Join Zhixing and students for a Chinese New Year celebration on Sunday 6th January at lunchtime (12.30pm-2.30pm) including the seasonal good cheer, meeting with colleagues, Green Tea and Digestive Qigong!
Venue: St Charles 6th Form College, St Charles Square W10 6EY. Family and friends most welcome.
Themes from the January Hua Gong Weekend London
The teaching and transmission this weekend had a special focus on manifesting the "results we are meant to achieve" as well as good Qigong practice.
Earthing and drawing back our scattered energy into the body. As we become adults, our energy may often be in a chaotic state, it does not have an orderly code and vital energy is scattered. The body feels fragmented. This can be clearly observed with Qigong perception.
Separating Yin and Yang and unifying them. The heavy energy is attracted to the earth, and the vital energy is freed up. Many exercises in Hua Gong are useful for this, and the Fundamental Hua Gong forms, works very powerfully on this aspect. Unless our energy is harmonized in this way, our energy "signals" do not attract the best results for us, rather our disordered energy state leaves us unprotected and as Zhixing says vulnerable to "virus" like information. This separation of Yin and Yang is fundamental to our progress.
Quote "Light is blocked by shadow, heat is covered by damp and our energy is not free". This is an unbalanced energy state
Developing the internal Qi structure within the physical body, until it is fully integrated with the physical body. Then "Heaven and Earth meet in harmony within the body". A more child like, Buddha like state of energy emerges. (child like, meaning supple, strong, rejuvenated and full of vitality).
Thus, we receive the Blessings of the Heavens and are nourished from the Root or Source of all energy.
Forthcoming dates for your diary
Internal Alchemy Meditation Feb 4
An opportunity to learn this ancient Daoist practice in a small group. There is a DVD available to supplement your practice.
London Hua Gong Weekend: Feb 5-6
A chance to receive Qi Transmission and Initiation with Zhixing
(The Small Saturday evening group is booked until April)
Qigong for Beauty and Rejuvenation with Zhendi Feb19-20
A new course devised by Zhendi for female students. Aims to improve physical appearance, health and vital energy.
Fundamental Hua Gong March 10-16
A retreat especially for new students, those who aspire to teach Hua Gong and those who want to learn and strengthen their Fundamental Hua Gong practice.
Qi Sword May 23-29
Another chance to experience the magical Sword, artistic, strengthening, and body reshaping.
Trip to China April 18-30
Join Zhendi in trip to one of China's most Holy Buddhist Mountains, meditate at the shrine to Guan Yin and visit areas of great historic interest.
Contact & Bookings: email@example.com
Web: www.chineseheritage.co.uk for more in depth information on the courses.
* March 10-16 Hua Forms Parmoor Henley-on-Thames
* May 23-29 Qi Sword Seale Hayne Devon
* July 7-13 Internal Alchemy Worth Abbey Sussex
* July 20-26 Return Journey Worth Abbey Sussex
* Aug 15-23 Qi Calligraphy Parmoor Henley-on-Thames
*Sept 19-27 Cloudy Dragon Venue to be announced
* Oct 24-30 5 Animals Seale Hayne Devon
* Nov 7-15 Turtle & Snake Parmoor Henley-on-Thames
London: Fundamental Hua Gong Forms (Time: 10am-5pm )
Feb 5-6 March 5-6 April 2-3 May 7-8
June 4-5 July 2-3 Aug 6-7 Sept 3-4
Oct 1-2 Nov 5-6 Dec 3-4
May 12-15 Sept 8-11
Feb 19, Feb 20 March 26, March 27 April 30, May 1 June 25, June 26
Qigong for Beauty and Rejuvenation
Feb 19-20, Apr 16-17, June 18-19
Aug 20-21, Oct 15-16, Dec 17-18
Ba Gua in Wales with Zhendi
May 14-15 Oct8-9
Trip to China 2011
April 18-30 : Shanghai Pu-To-Shan Huang-Zhou Suzhou
September 17-29: Beijing Wutai Shan Ping Yao
The teas available for our students at present are:
• Bi Luo Chun: a premium quality precious Green Tea, excellent for detoxification and restoring kidney energy.
• Dragons Well: A premium quality Green Tea excellent for meditation and for opening the central channel. It has all the usual benefits of Green tea, excellent for the digestive system and for purifying the blood.
• Puerh: This is the "Information" Puerh, excellent for high energy and good circulation. Also so nourishing in the cold weather.
• Iron Guan Yin:for the digestive system, blood purification and energising.
Contact Chinese Heritage:
Tel. 0845 0553666
Happy New Year
and may it be a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous one for you
From all of us at Chinese Heritage