Learn what is possibly the oldest shamanic healing system still in use today—the five animal frolics (wu qin xi) of Dr. Hua Tuo (CE 110-207), often called the “Father of Chinese Medicine”. I learned the five animal frolics from the renowned qigong teacher Ken Cohen and have been teaching them regularly for the past 6 years. I particularly like the five animals because they combine movement with positive emotional and psychologicalstates through the power of each animal. The crane represents calm, focused, tranquility with a full awareness of one's environment. The bear allows for restoring health and strength both physically and emotionally - it is a symbol for healing in many cultures. The monkey is lively and playful, curious and free - let yourself swing from branch to branch with a release of worry and care. The deer is dignified, elegant, and cultivates an attitude of self-esteem, beauty, handsomeness, and confidence. The tiger is the king/queen of the wild and fears nothing. Develop your own fearless sense of being on top of the world. What great yet simple tools for personal development! Additionally, we will learn a set of Five Element qigong exercises that are part of the Zheng Gu Tui Na (medical massage) training curriculum. The five elements or phases - metal, water, wood, fire, and earth correspond to the internal Zang organs - lung, kidney, liver, heart, and spleen.
This class is open to all persons at all levels – from beginners to those looking to improve their practice.
Registration now available through the American Institute of Alternative Medicine
$180 general public / $120 AIAM students
Led by Steven J. Rendina, MTS, LMT, LICDC-CS
Qigong Research and Practice Center (Ken Cohen) CertifiedTeacher