Posted by: Michelle K Wood | August 19, 2017

August 27 IONS meeting

Boise IONS meets the last Sunday of each month except May and December from 2 to 4 PM at the Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 6200 N Garrett Street in Garden City.

At the August 27 IONS meeting we will have the opportunity to learn about and practice Qigong, an ancient Chinese mind-body practice similar to Tai Chi. The name means “energy practice.” Physically, it helps reduce stress, rejuvenate your body, and over time can build stamina and vitality. Studies have shown qigong helps speed recovery from illness, strengthens the immune system, restores flexibility, prevents bone loss, as well as reduces anxiety and stress. Mentally, it calms the mind as well as offering a heightened awareness of oneself and one’s connection to one’s surroundings. It is, literally, meditation in motion.

Presenter Michelle Wood has been involved in Chinese Medicine energy practices for 20 years. In 1997, she began practicing qigong, and taught classes through Central Oregon Community College, and private classes. From 2013 – 2015, she served as Editor In Chief of the Yang Sheng (Nurturing Life) E-Magazine dedicated to disease prevention, self-healing, and spiritual cultivation.

You may visit her qigong blog Be Well With Qigong where you will find many fine articles, and information on qi, qigong, and practices.


Practicing Zhan Zhuang qigong, May 2010

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Follow-up: Thank you to everyone who attended the meeting on Sunday! I appreciate your time, and your interest in qigong!

As requested, I am adding links to articles containing a couple of diagrams that you found to be of especial interest.

Teeth and acupuncture channels   includes some explanation and the chart of tooth-to-meridian correspondences.

Time Wise – When to Practice Qigong offers a list of correspondences of hours of the day with major organ meridians.


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