Paida Gong is the practice of patting the body to move and strengthen the Qi mechanism. This classical method of Qigong combines static standing and moving exercises with channel stimulation to systematically work each primary channel, and the Du and Ren vessels. As part of the patting exercise we use a special herbal sack that contains a Daoist lineage formula. The practice not only strengthens the body and prevents disease, but also gives acupuncturists a true sense of Qi movement that enhances treatment ability. In addition to the Paida Gong we will also practice Taiji Therapy, a set of exercises based on the Silk Reeling practices of Chen Taijiquan. Taiji Therapy uses gentle circular movements to loosen joints, open acupuncture points, and course the channels over the entire body. This is a rare opportunity to learn classical body-mind cultivation practices in a small group setting tailored to Chinese medicine students and practitioners.
Runs each Tuesday from 12-1pm; open to PCOM students, staff and alumni
$10/class; $25 for materials fee (Paida sack)
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