Chi Kung five elements: moving from the centre: all levels

Course Dates: 18/09/19 - 11/12/19
Time: 11:45 - 13:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Would you like to learn about Chi Kung and the five elements and how these elements (earth, metal, water, wood, fire) are reflected in the human body. Various movements and walks for each element will be demonstrated so that you can then practise this form of exercise to help in the promotion of health and wellbeing.


What is the course about?

Chi Kung is a simple form of movement exercise which is both energising and relaxing. It is easy to learn. Chi is energy, life force, breath, and Kung simply means work, so energy cultivation through regular practice. You will be introduced to the key principles and philosophy of Chi Kung and the Five Elements. Two of the Five Elements will be covered in each term. The theory and practice in Term 1 with cover the Earth and Metal Elements.

What will we cover?

A variety of warm-up exercises, static postures, gentle movements, slow walks and short standing or sitting meditations will be demonstrated and you will practise these along with the tutor. There will be emphasis on Wu Chi posture as well as ‘movement from the centre’ during practice.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

in relation to Earth and Metal Elements:
- Practise a variety of warm up exercises
- Practise a variety of slow gentle movements
- Practise static postures
- Practise slow walks
- Practise standing or sitting meditations.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Previous knowledge of Chi Kung may be helpful but not is essential.

You will need to be able to read and write short sentences; follow verbal instructions; observe and copy physical movements and be awre of spatial awareness within a group.

To assist us in providing a safe and healthy environment for you to exercise in please take a moment to consider the list below. If you have suffered from any of the conditions listed, please check with a medical practitioner whether it is suitable for you to undertake an exercise programme and bring a referral letter from your doctor to your tutor. If you have not checked, or if it is not suitable, please do not participate in an exercise or movement class.

- Do you ever have pains in your chest?
- Have you had any operations or injuries in the last year?
- Do you often feel faint or have spells of dizziness?
- Are you receiving medication for any condition?
- Do you have high blood pressure?
- Is there anything else we should know about your health?
- Do you have a bone or joint problem, such as arthritis, osteoporosis, back or knee problems?

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught through demonstration and active participation. The course tutor will give individual instruction
during the class to enhance and develop your practice. Some handouts will also be provided.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You should wear loose comfortable clothing and soft indoor shoes. ‘socks only’ practice is not permitted (wooden floors).

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Other Chi Kung courses are available at City LitOther Chi Kung and/or T’ai Chi courses are available at City Lit; or repeat Chi Kung, Five Elements the next academic year.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


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You can safely explore chi kung and get a real feelling for what it can offer you individually. Your personal needs will be paramount, not an arbitrary, theoreltical idea of what you should be doing.
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Course Code: FFC32

Wed, day, 18 Sep - 11 Dec '19

Duration: 13 sessions (over 13 weeks)

Full fee: £159.00
Senior fee: £127.00
Concession: £108.00

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