Chi Kung for Meditators | William Walker
March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
About this course
Chi Kung and Meditation have an ancient connection and go together – hand in glove – in the recognition that we are physical as well as spiritual beings. Chi Kung can really help our meditation. The modern world with all its information, data, speed and stress can take us away from our bodies pushing up the ‘lung’ or wind inside us. Chi Kung helps to ground us in our bodies. Likewise, through cultivating energy it can help in dealing with sluggish or dull feelings in our meditation and lots more.
Classes will include loosening and opening exercises, in particular stretches such as the ‘Eight Brocades’. These are designed to open the joints and connective tissues so energy can flow more easily and blocked or stagnated energy released.
The core of the class will be the rooting and empowering postures of Zhan Zhuang, ‘standing meditation’ (although the option to sit is there). These are designed to cultivate energy in the whole body making it more serviceable to meditation. The ‘lung’ or speediness in our body is replaced with ‘sung’, a relaxed yet embodied state.
To help balance emotions within the body and enhance our health, some classes will include ‘Healing Sounds Chi Kung’. These relate to our internal organs and corresponding emotions and relations.
There will also be a period of sitting meditation, to practise ‘sung breathing’ and ‘Golden Ball’ exercises to reduce stress and help cultivate the lower dan tien or energy field.
All are welcome whatever your condition or fitness is. Once learned it’s a treasure for life.
Long-time member of Jamyang, William taught Chi Kung and Tai Chi at the centre for 25 years. In the early 90s, while living and working in Singapore he learned ‘Kong Jin Chi Kung’ under Master Xie Li. On return to the UK in 1994 he continued his practise of Chi Kung under Master Lam Kam Chuen, becoming a long-term student and disciple. He has a wide knowledge and experience of Chi Kung, Tai Chi and Buddhism and is also qualified as a teacher of Mindfulness under the London Centre of Mindfulness. His work background is in special educational needs.
Wednesdays, 7 February – 23 April | 18:30 – 20:00
How to join
Book below to join in-person or online.
- Entire series | £120 (£10 per class)
- Single class | £15