HEALING WING ONLINE CLASS - CHI KUNG [QI GONG] LEVEL 1
Dr. Alim El-Bey is a Qi Gong (Chi Kung) – Tai Chi Instructor (1998 – current), trained by “Crown Prince” (1996 – 2004) and Grand Master Sunyata Saraswati (2005 – 2014), nearly 20 years of training. Dr. Alim El-Bey continued his training [advance] with Grand Master Sunyata Saraswati from 2005 to 2014. Grand Master Sunyata Saraswati taught Dr. Alim El-Bey and wife, Khadirah El-Bey, “the mechanics” of the Cosmic Cobra Breath technique(s) (Shaktipat). Moving Qigong – This practice is a very close cousin of tai chi form, however where the form involves pivoting, changing direction and stepping, moving qigong is done for the most part with a fixed stance and little or no footwork. In addition, these exercises are usually performed individually rather than in a sequence. The relative simplicity of this practice allows the beginner to focus less on the physical aspect and more connecting mind and body with intent or imagery. We will include exercises specifically for balance in this category. Static Qigong – Also referred to as wuji, meditation or mindfulness, we will use the terms interchangeably. Wuji, meaning literally “no thing,” is performed in a standing, sitting or lying down position. The Chinese aphorism “Wuji is the mother of tai chi.” expresses its importance as the very foundation of tai chi. It was often held as a secret by “masters” who would only share it with their chosen students. The lack of obvious, physical “technique” presents a challenge for most beginners, however gentle persistence will reward the alert adventurer.