The Ba Duan Jin form of qi gong is translated as the Eight Silken Brocades, referring to the silken feeling these slow, flowing movements give the body’s energy. Enjoy a revitalizing afternoon in which we learn the qi gong Eight Brocades as part of a yoga sequence, exploring how both ancient practices benefit and deepen each other. We will incorporate yoga movements led by the breath, as inspired by the teachings of T.K.V. Desikachar, who wrote in The Heart of Yoga, “The breath is the link between the inner and outer body.” All levels welcome.
Thara Srinivasan, PhD, teaches at The Yoga Room. Yoga has been a strong tradition in her family for generations. She learned pranayama (yoga breathwork) and meditation from her grandfather, a lifelong yogi, and viniyoga (a style of yoga movement with the breath) from her father, a student of T.K.V. Desikachar. Her classes also incorporate qi gong, and she studied the Eight Brocades with Master Shi Yong Yao, former Grand Master of qi gong and kung fu at the Shaolin Temple in China.
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