Qigong: The Art of Breathing

Course Dates: 
8 weeks: March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2018
Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Bill Muerdter
Course Catalogs: 
2018 Spring

Course fee: $30
Location: Student Rec Center 213A

All of us breathe. We will explore how to breathe more effectively in order to enhance our overall health and well-being. We will explore the ancient Chinese practice of qigong that integrates simple body movements with proper breathing techniques. These short, easy, flowing exercises will help keep our body’s joints pain-free and limber, unblock constrictions and provide our system with an increased supply of nourishing oxygen. We will also examine the latest in modern medical research about the positive effects of deep abdominal breath work. We will do this in a relaxed, fun and accepting atmosphere.

Since the 1980s, Bill Muerdter (bobag@charter.net) has practiced and studied qigong (the ancient Chinese practice of combining breathing and movement for health and healing), tai chi, and pranayama (the yoga breathing tradition). He has also followed the breathing programs of Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Gay Hendricks and evaluated the recent Harvard medical studies on breathing.