World Tai Chi and Qigong Day
Comes to Atlanta
Saturday, April 25, 2015
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Atlanta Shambhala Center
1447 Church St., Decatur, GA 30030
ONE-HOUR QIGONG PRACTICE
led by Chris and Sanne Bagby
Atlanta Shambhala members
Admission is FREE
No advance registration necessary.
Open to all, no prior experience needed.
Just show up at 10:00 AM wearing comfortable clothes.
The event will be held outdoors, or under cover if it is raining.
MILLIONS OF PEOPLE in 80 countries around the world will celebrate World Tai Chi and Qigong Day by sending a rolling wave
of positive energy around the globe as they perform the ancient healing practices of Qigong and Tai Chi on April 25, 2015.
Chris and Sanne Bagby, Atlanta Shambhala members, have recently returned from an intensive
training experience with Dr. Roger Jahnke and are eager to share what
they have learned. At this World Qigong Day event on April 25,
they will demonstrate the powerful Nine Phases Qigong
sequence, and also lead a practice of a very simple breathing exercise
known as Xi-Xi-Hu that is believed to infuse the body with
healing and energizing Qi and to dispel from the body illness-causing negative energy.
Our teacher, Dr. Roger Jahnke
Drawing on forty years of experience and nine trips to China's sacred
mountains, Roger Jahnke has guided thousands of people in exploring
the potential of life's energies – the Qi. The Nine Phases of Cultivation
and Mastery of Qi — discover, gather, circulate, purify, direct,
conserve, store, transform and dissolve in — is distilled from Dr. Roger
Jahnke's book, The Healing Promise of Qi, Chinese medical theory,
philosophies of Taoism and Buddhism, Western physiology, psychology,
and quantum physics.
What is Qigong?
Developed over 5 thousand years ago by Chinese Shamans, Qigong has
been called Moving Meditation, Energy Empowerment and Chinese Yoga.
Working from the principles of balance and harmony, Integral Qigong
combines gentle movements, breath awareness, self-applied massage, and
mindfulness/mental focus. Qigong is designed to teach us to breathe
and to flow, to let go of everything our mind and heart hold onto, so
that fresh creative and inspired thoughts and energy can continually
flow through us.
The greatest promise is that we can heal our own pain and suffering,
our body-mind-spirit. Chinese philosophy holds that all the universe
exists in each of us, so by learning how to heal ourselves and our
community, we heal the world.