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Level One

The Seven Principle Exercises Qigong



The first step  is to learn how to relax the body, elongate the tissues, free obstructed range of motion and learn skills to prevent the future accumulation of stress within the body.

The exercises, meditations, visualizations and mind/body integration skills start to relax and release the stress of the body in the very first session.


Students learn the Seven Principle Exercises Qigong (Chi Kung) created by the founder of Yang style Tai Chi Chuan: Yang Lu Shan and the Movements of Peace Qigong. Providing them with a 30 minute meditation exercise program.

  • Class 1 *
    • Introduction to Tai Chi history, philosophy and principles
    • Relaxation, meditation, instruction
    • First exercise in mind/body integration
    • Meditation #1: Progressive relaxation and energy work
    • Alignment of the body and breathing insruction
    • Holding the Ball exercise
  • Class 2
    • Meditation #2: Bone Marrow Healing 
    • Practice session
    • Exercise 2 to open the spine and back and further relax the body
  • Class 3
    • Meditation #3: Beyond the DNA 
    • Practice session
    • Exercise 3 to align and balance body axis and movement
  • Class 4
    • Practice session
    • Exercise 4 to stretch back and legs, learn steps, and balance
  • Class 5
    • Practice session
    • Exercises 5, 6 & 7
  • Class 6
    • Practice session reviewing all seven exercises
    • Immovable body drill for balance and rooting
    • Meditation #4: Flying Free (short version)
    • Introduction to Resonant Energy Wave
  • Class 7
    • Practice review session of all seven exercises
    • Instruction and practice of Movements of Peace Qigong
  • Class 8
    • The three pulses, advanced breath work and sound healing techniques.
    • Movements of Peace Qigong set
    • Introduction to Level 2

* Class 1 is 2 hours in length. All other classes are 1 hour in length.

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