LEARN THE INTERNAL ART OF
KUNG FU BREATHWORK
- BREATHWORK / QIGONG – Find inner stillness through movement
- INTERNAL ARTS – Access energy through stillness
- MEDITATION – Rest in your natural state of meditation
WHAT YOU will LEARN:
☮️ Practical tools for increased energy, peace and wellbeing
☯️ Techniques and mental attitudes for life time of practice:
Qigong for bodily health and vitality
The inner art of qi cultivation
Meditation for peace and release
Natural living and breath awareness
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”
Patrik’s experience with martial arts, yoga, breathwork and qigong has lead him to the profound Daoist practices shared in this course.
He is a teacher of mindfulness, vipassanā, qigong and the internal arts. He brings his experience across many disciplines together in his work as a coach, facilitator and trainer. Besides the internal arts, he currently studies with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach. He loves to share practical tools and profound teachings and is passionate about creating safe spaces that enable deep learning and transformation. More about Patrik.
Kung fu breathwork
When we hear “breath work” we may think of energising breathing techniques that put us into altered states of consciousness. Used correctly, forceful breathing can promote health and emotional – but it is not the focus of this training.
功夫; gōngfu = any skill or art acquired and perfected through practice
Kung fu breathwork refers to the inner art of mastering the subtle breath and resting into our being.
#2 INTERNAL ARTS
PART 1: The body as the foundation
Frame 1: Open heart and subtle breath
- We learn “Smiling Heart” qigong to increase our somatic awareness and experience of the subtle breath (qi; prana). Through coordinated breathing and gentle movements we open the heart and relax the mind.
- Leg strength and standing posture
Frame 2: Flow and health as the foundation
- Baduanjin qigong builds a stable container for the inner breath. This practice promotes strength and health by stimulating the energy pathways (meridians) of the body.
- Health qigong form
PART 2: inner breathWORK
Frame 3: Cultivating qi for health
- Lian qi ba fa gong is a wonderful seated qigong form where we use our hands and awareness to bring balance and healing to the body. This way of working with qi is as pleasant as it is powerful.
- Seated posture
- Basics of acupuncture and energy meridians
Frame 4: Building the lower dan tian
- Next, we allow the breath to settle and learn to build a container for the qi in the lower 丹田 (dāntián; “elixir field”). This is a crucial step in all neigong systems as it enables storage and circulation of qi in the body.
- Sinking the qi
Frame 5: Anchoring the breath
- Learning to anchor the breath in the lower abdomen is a crucial step in our practice as it prevents agitation of the the nervous system and mind. This process reduces stress and lays the groundwork for spiritual development.
- Basics of mindfulness
- Relaxation and breath awareness
PART 3: MEDITATION
Frame 6: Letting go
- “Spirituality is the burning of that which is false” – this is the way of the Daoist water method of meditation. By learning to release whatever inhibits us, we discover peace that is inherent to the depths of our being.
- Letting go & attitudes of mind
Frame 7: Our natural state
- The physical breath provide a gateway to the subtle breath, which connects us with the natural state. We do not enter meditation through effort or intention but through non-striving.
- Wu wei & The path of becoming natural and awake human beings.
The course in a nutshell
Starting February 3!
@ Amoeba, Gothenburg (online participation possible)
or depending on participants
12 week program
7 workshops – Fridays 16:00 to 19:00:
February 3, February 17
March 3, March 17, March 31
April 14, April 28
Investment: 3500 SEK
EARLY BIRD: 3150 SEK
(before December 24)
Take the first step today!
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