6-Directional Breathing Exercise
One of the recommendations that Physicians are making about having Covid 19 is doing deep breathing into the lower aspect of the lungs and then coughing. In Medical Qigong we emphasize what we call Lower Dantian Breathing. It is essential to the exercises to have full breathes that allow the Qi to circulate. In this short 20 minute meditation, I invite you to allow your body to relax and to be able to use your breath to utilize Qi in your energy system.
COVID 19 has had a huge impact on us all! I am no longer able to teach in person and am offering Qigong classes 5 days a week on line using zoom. Each class varies, but so far I have taught on strengthening the lungs immune system, purging, and specific Qigong for anxiety. There are so many topics to choose from but what I can say is that I will design the lessons to fit our situation. And because they are on zoom, you are welcome to join me from wherever you live.
Here is the current schedule:
Monday at 12 Eastern Time Zone.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 5 PM Eastern Time Zone.
Thursday at 11 AM Eastern Time
Friday at 9 AM Eastern Time
If you are no longer able to afford this, then you can still attend class and I welcome you.
From Stillness to Movement
Qigong workshop with Eve Soldinger, rescheduled for October 16-18, Om Casa Potomac in Martinsburg, WV
Please register early as I imagine it will fill quickly.
Included in the price are 2 nights in superb accommodations, 2 full dinners, 2 full brunches, and 2 light breakfasts and all the teachings.
There will be anywhere from 12-20 people depending on how we arrange ourselves in the rooms. I totally understand if people need to have a private room. There is a higher price.
Partial refunds (excluding the service charges) will be available up to 30 days prior to the workshop.
Just over an hour from Washington, DC, there is a beautiful venue Om Casa Potomac situated on the Potomac River where nature is always revealing her amazing glory, and the venue offers top accommodations. The last couple of years we have gathered at Ghost Ranch in NM. This is totally different. First, we will remain on the East Coast. For those of you from the Western states, I will welcome you with open arms. But for an east coast person it was a find to visit Om Casa Potomac which is just a car ride away and total luxury compared to Ghost Ranch.
The serene setting allows for the kind of rejuvenation and healing that is so possible when practicing Qigong. Please join us at this amazing Qigong retreat, relax, stay in stillness, practice Qigong, rejuvenate, meditate, walk on the land, observe nature change, enjoy the companionship of your community, and enjoy the excellent vegetarian food and accommodations. Please visit the website at www.omcasapotomac.com for information about the place.
I decided on the title when talking about the next step in training with a student. It has become clearer over time that expansive healing moments occur within the spaces between silence and action. And when we, individually find ourselves in that space we have the capacity for healing and creativity. So whether we achieve it through the exercises and/or journey we take, my plan is to ensure that it is a holding space for healing and transformation at all the levels of the body/mind/spirit.
I rely on the Tao de Ching for inspiration sometimes, so I offer you one of the verses that has been sticking with me lately:
Knowing others is wisdom
Knowing the self is intelligence
Mastering others requires force
Mastering the self needs strength
He who knows he has enough is rich
Perseverance is a sign of will power
He who stays, is he who endures
To die but not to perish is to be eternally present
By the end of the weekend I hope that we are at least all more present.
When you register, I will be sending you handouts and schedules as there are any adjustments. The registration will be from 3-5 pm on Friday. Please come during that time to take the opportunity to explore the property and visit the river and trails. We’ll have dinner and then have our first lesson of a meditation and Qigong beginning our journey from stillness to movement.
There will be an optional meditation early the next day then a light breakfast of fruit and tea or coffee. Then a morning session followed by brunch.
There are options for the afternoon of activities on the river such as canoeing and tubing for which there would be additional charges. We could arrange a cooking class, or have a message therapist come in. Any number of activities are possible. I will arrange to do a tea ceremony mid-afternoon where I will take questions about how the Qi flows doing Qigong. So hold those questions that you have been wondering about.
The evening session will be Qigong with a shamanic bend. My plan is to call in the directions and the elements and then to move from the pure place of the unity of the elements into the places that the elements come together within ourselves. And from there to experience the movements very slowly as if in dance for nourishing each of the elements.
Sunday morning will be similar to the morning before with meditation a light breakfast and then a full qigong teaching. We pick up all the loose ends after lunch and come together in understanding a little more about ourselves.
I hope you can join us.
Resuming when can be in a group once more.
Several people have remarked to me that they would like a more intense opportunity to practice and learn Qigong on a regular basis without leaving town. So I am proposing a ‘Sunday Habit’. Once a month there will be a class that is a 2 1/2 hour class on Qigong. This is the opportunity to take your practice to another level. Sometimes the focus will be more on the visualization or meditative side of Qigong, and other times it will focus on making movements more powerful and filled with Qi.
The upcoming session will be February 23rd at 10 AM- 12:30. I will be bringing the amazing gemstones from the Tucson Gem Show to sell after the event.
The location will be at 2000 P St., NW, suite 620. Preregistration is required by contacting Eve Soldinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.