Workshop Series – 5-Element Qigong With Sifu Matthew Cohen
5 Element Qigong
Live Zoom Workshop Every 3rd Saturday next class: April 17th, May 15th, June 19th, July 17th, August 21st
$30 Each Session
The ancient Chinese scholars believe that the universe consists of five basic elements - Metal, Water, Wood, Fire, and Earth. The Five Element Qigong works with these basic elements. Specific movements relate to a particular element, which in turn relates to various organs in the body. Each element also refers to a particular season. For example, Metal, the element of the fall season, is related to the lungs and large intestine. In the Five Element Qigong, the Metal element movement of “Great Hawk Spreads Its Wings” is practiced to heal and strengthen the organs related to the element.
The Five Element Qigong practice is done in alternating intervals of standing poses and walking meditation. Each sacred gesture is followed by a few minutes of walking, the purpose of which is to learn to transition smoothly from the sacred to secular everyday activities so that over time, there’s no difference between a meditative practice and daily life.
What you will need:
- Loose comfortable clothing
- Meditation cushion or pillow
- Warm water or tea