Chinese brush painting by Jinxiu
The origin of this qigong set is attributed to Bodhidharma who was the 28th patriarch of Buddhism in India. He traveled to China around 527 AD and was known there as DaMo. He is also known as the founder of Zen Buddhism in China. He is said to have taught a version of this set sometime during the mid 6th century to the monks in the Shaolin Temple. The practice of this set was designed to improve their internal and external strength and flexibility. It was also practiced to fortify their bodies for their rigorous meditative practices. It also enhanced the monks abilities to protect themselves against robbers and those with harmful intent. It is said that these exercises are the root of Kung Fu.
This class includes warm-ups and instruction in the execution of the movements from this dynamic qigong. We also explore traditional qigong theory and our personal experience of the set. This is a weekly class. Please check the calendar before attending class in case there is a change in the schedule.
Beginning level class, enter anytime,
$10.00 per class