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Introductory 'Daoyin' Breathwork Course - respiration/discovery/healing

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Breathing exercises and ancient techniques to help ease aches and pains, increase aerobic fitness and develop resilience & mental toughness.

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This 6-Week introductory course consisting six one-hour Tuesday sessions (7.30pm start time) introduces you to Chinese Taoist (Daoist) breathing practices that can be done from a standing or sitting posture. 'Breath is Life' and during these challenging times when our respiration is either under threat or in recovery from the virus, very much needed. Daoyin strengthens the whole respiratory system including the muscles that are internal and you do not see - literally your 'hidden power'.

During the 6-weeks you will discover practical techniques that, while primarily focusing on your lungs and breathing apparatus, will also help you discover the holistic relationship through your whole body-mind-spirit that includes your movement, breath and qi (chi) energy.

The number of places on this sought after course are limited so that the facilitator can best offer an interactive experience with participants. Drop-in tickets for individual sessions can be booked if places are available. It is cheaper and probably more beneficial to book on the course. A waiting list will be available if the course is full.

After completing this 'introductory' course you might feel ready to join our 'continuing' Daoyin Breathwork group that meets on Wednesdays or repeat until you feel ready for more challenging and intensive practice.

Takeaways from the course:

By learning to do the breathing exercises with correct technique you can expect to experience progress in how you feel physically and energetically including how you feel about yourself and in relation to other people. The combination of increased suppleness and strength, detoxification and oxygenation, and the activation of your qi (chi) energy will help ease aches and pains, increase your aerobic fitness and increase your resilience and mental toughness. In other words you'll feel better, sleep better and this in turn helps improve your relationships with others. It has to start with your self. All from a few breathing exercises that just happen to be thousands of years old.

Language of Instruction: English

Duration of each session: 60 minutes

Technical platform for the course: Zoom Pro

Facilitator: Dr Alex Boyd (PhD, PG Dip, Cert Ed, FRSA) has been teaching Daoyin internationally since the early 1990's. He has immersed himself in studying with many renowned traditional Chinese Wushu and Taoist teachers based in the UK, internationally and in China and, while being a Scottish-British guy, is an inheritor of these teachings and willing to share them in a progressive way so as to benefit the global village where we all live together.

https://arts.ucdavis.edu/faculty-profile/dr-alexander-boyd

Photography and recording of any part of the event, where allowed by the facilitator, should be used for non-commercial, personal purposes only. Photographs, film or other audio visual material that is recorded may not be sold, used or published commercially in any way whatsoever unless authorised in writing by Intercultural Roots. The use of photographic equipment, mobile telephones tablets or other electronic devices, must not inconvenience any other person at the event. Television, live streaming and other film cameras maybe in operation at the event. By booking and attending you consent to filming, photography and sound recording of yourself. Intercultural Roots and related parties may use such films, photographs and/or recordings (Including any copies) of your actual or simulated likeness without payment in perpetuity.

Medical disclaimer - In attending this Intercultural Roots event you attest that, to the best of your knowledge, you suffer from NO medical or physical condition or disability that will or might increase the normal risks associated with exercise; and/or your doctor has approved your participation in our activities. You are agreeing that you are responsible for your own health and safety before, during and after the session and will adapt any instructions given by the facilitator to meet you own individual needs and ability.

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