Qi Gong is an ancient form of exercise and healing that focuses on breathing concentration and energy flow. The Chinese word Qi is formally defined as “breathing/air”, but can also be used in the context of describing the relationship between matter, energy and spirit. The dictionary definition for the word “Gong” is that of achievement or results. The two words are combined to describe a method of energy cultivation.
There are many forms and styles of Qi Gong originating from different segments within Chinese society.
Dr. Steven K.H. Aung is a pioneer in the integration of western, traditional Chinese and complementary medicine. His efforts have helped to make Alberta and Canada an active centre in the field of integrated and complementary medicine. His unique approach to medicine, combined with the remarkable compassion he brings to all that he does, has made him a highly respected teacher, researcher and physician. He been a geriatric and family physician, and a traditional Chinese medical (TCM) practitioner and teacher for more than thirty years. He has taught medical Qi Gong to thousands of people around the world, and is a clinical professor in the departments of Medicine and Family Medicine at the University of Alberta. In 2006, he was appointed to the Order of Canada.
By Oriane Lee Johnston
Feature Image Source: Sandra Wallin, Chiron’s Way Join Sandra & Oriane Lee in Vancouver for Horse Wisdom on September 9, 2017.
I have given my friends, Hollyhock co-founders Charles Steinberg and Torkin Wakefield, an Equine Guided Learning session as an anniversary present. This morning the three of us are in a big grassy paddock on Cortes Island. Six horses are grazing with their heads down in the summer warmth. Charles asks for a reflection about the HIV treatment project he has been working with in Kampala, Uganda. “What now?” he wonders, “How can we continue to best serve what is needed, in that community and beyond?”
Sid, the mature Norwegian fjord gelding, has been moving imperceptibly as he grazes, circling in a spiral toward us. When the horse is about five feet away, Charles notices Sid’s presence, falls silent, and turns to face the horse broadside.
Marie Manuchehri will teach you the language your body is speaking and how to respond to achieve profound and sustained health management and healing. Discover the direct connection between your organs and your energy. Everyone of us has the capacity to tap into our sensations and serve our body and mind what we need. Marie’s Intuitive Health Program will Invigorate your self-healing skills with intuition for greater health and well-being.
Marie Manuchehri, RN, is a nationally known energy intuitive, author, Reiki master and teacher. She is also a medium with the ability to connect with those on the other side. Marie’s ability to see, feel and hear the human energy system enables her to facilitate healing on a quantum level. Marie’s radio program, The Marie Manuchehri Show…Where Energy and Medicine Meet, airs live in Seattle and online – attracting listeners from around the world. She is the author ofIntuitive Self-Healing (Sounds True 2012), along with a six CD set, How to Communicate with Your Spirit Guides.energyintuitive.com
Join Marie for her Program, Intuitive Health, on Cortes Island at Hollyhock, June 14 – 19, 2013.
Hollyhock exists to inspire, nourish and support people who are making the world better. Our learning centres are located on Cortes Island and Vancouver, BC.