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This 4-part series with Dr. Scott Greenapple will delve into the nine phases of cultivating and mastering Qi, or what is known as The 9 Phases of Personal Cultivation. The classes will include Qi Gong (movement meditation), breathwork, eastern philosophy, and mindfulness meditations. The nine phases are broken up into 3 categories: Jing: The first class will be on the first phase, "Jing," or the Earth Phase. This will focus on 3 specific Qi Gong movements focused on the physical body.   Qi: The second class will focus on the heart/mind, emotions, breath, and life force. These movements target the nervous system, thoughts, and emotions and help to create calm in the midst of life's stressors.   Shen: The third class will focus on the "Shen" (spirit,...

Qi Gong, Mindfulness Meditation & Acupressure Workshop

Qi Gong is a combination of movement, breath techniques, postures + mindfulness meditation. Or, as Dr. Greenapple likes to refer to it as "Acupuncture without needles", and "Movement Meditation or Movement Medication". Qi means life force, vital energy, breath". Gong means "work and cultivation". So, Qi Gong can be translated as "vital energy cultivation" or mastering your "vital energy". It is the integration of all the above. These simple exercises can have profound effects and literally can make medicine for no cost based on the fact we can alter, enhance or sedate some of the neurotransmitters and hormones responsible for both healing and causing disease states. With these deliberate and intentful movement patterns, breath work, and present mindful awareness, we can enhance the immune system to help become...

Secrets to Winter Health and Energy

SECRETS TO WINTER HEALTH AND ENERGY Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture and Qi Gong practices believe that human beings should live in harmony with their environment and seasons.  Each season represents an “element” and we have specific ways to balance, restore, maintain and boost your immune system and create harmony in this time of the year.  These treatments and dietary recommendations can help ward off the common cold, flu and help alleviate the blues and depression that can be called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) due to lack of sunshine and exposure.  Some of the best parts of acupuncture are its “side effects”.  These include stress reduction, increase energy and help with sleep disorders such as insomnia. TCM and the winter season: Everything in nature is both Yin and...

Qi Gong and Mindfulness Workshop with Dr. Scott Greenapple

Qi Gong is a combination of movement, breath techniques, postures, and Mindfulness Meditation. Also known as movement meditation or as Harvard has called it "Movement Medication". Qi means "Lifeforce, vital energy, breath". Gong means "cultivation or work". So, Qi Gong can be translated as "mastering your vital energy" to open the most profound medicine found within your own body. Most if not all of the benefits of Qi Gong and movement meditations are centered around cultivating our own mind/body and spirit allowing the body to self-regulate and help strengthen our own immune response and turn on the "healer within". Come join Dr. Greenapple as he teaches a Medical form of Qi Gong, Wudang Eight Silken Brocades (Baduanjin), one of the oldest and most sought-after practices that he learned from...

Simple Springtime Qi Gong

This Springtime Qi Gong method aids in clearing the liver and gall bladder meridian/channel. [embed]https://vimeo.com/544028628[/embed] This is a great and fast way you can help clear any stagnation stuck in the liver. Take a few minutes each day if you can and add this to your daily routine and receive the benefits that can help some of the issues of an unhealthy liver. Remember, the best health care is self-care. Some symptoms of unhealthy functioning of Liver Qi include: muscle tension and cramps; headaches and migraine; eye problems (dry, gritty eyes/blurred vision); mood swings; irregular menstruation; waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to get back to sleep; anger and frustration; aches and pains in the sides of the body. Starting in June, Dr. Greenapple...

Enhance Your Immune System this Spring with a Detox

Cleansing your mind, body, and spirit. In turn, Detox your life and enhance your immune system Dr. Scott Greenapple   In theories of acupuncture, humans are looked at as part of the natural world that surrounds them. Seasons change and during this transition from one season to another, it is important to stay balanced with acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The spring season is known as the Wood element in TCM.  Spring is the Liver and Gall bladder organ and meridian.  Spring is when the liver should thrive.  However, during transition, or early spring, the liver can get out of whack or out of harmony and become vulnerable. Acupuncture improves the function of the liver meridian and can restore balance to the organs. According to TCM, the liver is responsible for...

Qi Gong: Meditation in Motion with Dr. Greenapple

Walk Slowly by Danna Faulds It only take a reminder to breathe, a moment to be still, and just like that, something in me settles, softens, makes space for imperfections. The harsh voice of judgement drops to a whisper and I remember again that life isn't a relay race; that we will all cross the finish line; that walking up to life is what we were born for. As many times as I forget, catch myself charging forward without even knowing where I'm going, that many times I can make the choice to stop, to breathe, and be and walk slowly into the mystery (2002 by Danna Faulds - Published in her book "Go In and In: Poems from the Heart of Yoga") https://vimeo.com/473664435 Do You Need a Password to...

Monday Motivation: Strengthen Your Mind, Body, and Spirit with Qi Gong

Qi Gong - Moving Meditation: Strengthens the Body-Mind-Spirit with Profound Healing Effects https://vimeo.com/467866086 Dr. Scott Greenapple Qi Gong (Chee Kung) is one of the five baskets of Chinese medicine. The five staples of Chinese Medicine are (1) Acupuncture, (2) Nutrition and life style, (3) Herbal Remedies, (4) Massage, and/or self-massage, Tui-na (manual muscle and joint release), (5) Qi Gong, Tai Chi, (movement exercise that includes body, breath and mind). For a millennium, ancient cultures have used and understood the curative and preventative powers of movement and breath. Yoga and Tai Chi have made it to the west in the past few decades and have become almost mainstream in health clubs and studios. But, it is the older traditions of Qi Gong healing practices that are recently in the...

Qi Gong with Greenapple

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