Exploring Qigong: The Art of Breathing

CRN: 
30033
Course Dates: 
June 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 2015
Times: 
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Instructor(s): 
Bill Muerdter
Course Catalogs: 
2015 Summer

 $20 instructor fee
All of us breathe, but in this class we will explore how to breathe more effectively to enhance our overall health and well-being. Breath work can be the most powerful technique that a person can use to positively affect his or her health.  We will do this by exploring the ancient Chinese practice of qigong—simple body movements combined with proper breathing techniques.  We will also learn the short Swimming Dragon form which helps slenderize the waist and keeps body joints pain-free.

Bill Muerdter (bobag@charter.net) has been practicing and studying t’ai chi (Yang style) and qigong (an ancient Chinese practice combining breathing and movement for health and healing) since the 1980s.  He has also studied the yoga tradition of pranayama and the present day breathing program of Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. G Hendricks.