Qigong Animal Forms Intensive
- Sky Lake Retreat Center
- 22 Hillcrest Lane, Rosendale, NY 12472, United States
- Jun 18 - 20, 2019 (3 days)
- Camping on Sky Lake grounds - $492.00 No Lodging - Commuter - $452.00 Shared Room - $536.00 Shrine room - $492.00
Many Daoist qigong forms are derived from observing the behavior of animals and understanding how animals preserve, collect, transform, circulate, and store internal energy. The ancient Chinese shamans were the first to practice the art of “becoming” an animal to embody the power of that animal. The techniques of embodying animal energy were developed further by Daoist practitioners as ways of enhancing health and longevity.
In this program students will learn to embody the form and essences of the animals through Hua Tu’s Animal Forms, the Wudang Five Animal Forms, and selected forms from the 12 devas.
A new Wudang Shan form, the Combined Five Animals, will be introduced.
The goal of the program is to train practitioners to embody the essence of the bones of the tiger, the tendons of the leopard, the spine of the snake and the dragon, the ligaments of the monkey, the stamina of the bear, the generative energy of the deer, and the vital energy of the crane.
The prerequisite for Animal Forms Intensive is Levels 1-5 and Tendon-Changing/Marrow Washing Intensive.
This program is a prerequisite for Traditional Chinese Qigong Level 6.
The program begins at 9:00 am on June 19th and ends at 6pm on June 20th.