Rooted in Chinese medicine, Qigong is a practice designed to increase energy flow through the meridian channels of the body. The movement is slow, yet complex, integrating spiral patterns through the hands, arms, shoulders and hip joints. It is beneficial for all levels, including the beginner. The challenging, yet gentle flow is meant to a build strength, increase energy, and cultivate a meditative breath.Don't be intimidated by the idea of taking up yoga. Yoga for beginners classes are designed specifically to ease you in gradually into a practice. Yoga poses in beginners classes are easy enough not to put off first timers but just hard enough to stretch your muscles and give you a real workout. What's more there is such a range and variety of yoga styles and instructors for beginners to try that you will certainly find the right yoga practice for you. Taoflow: Joint Opening by Cain Carroll
1. Shake and Flow: 40 min. Basics
This is a forty-minute set of Taoflow essentials. Class begins with traditional Shaking to clear the mind, detox the cells and rejuvenate the whole body. Follow Qigong Expert Cain Carroll through this series of powerful energy activation exercises to open the joints, scrub away tension, and get the life-force flowing in this Grokker Premium video. This is a standing practice you can do anywhere.
2. Immune Boost Qigong
Immune Boost Qigong routines stimulate the function of the Lungs and activate the Yang Qi in order to circulate the Wei Qi (defensive Qi). Performing these self-healing routines enable you to administer your own "Qigong Flu Shot" for defensive help in the upcoming cold & flu season.
3. 1-5 Heaven Earth Gong: Sheng Zhen Gong
Qigong is practice that works on moving chi or the energy flow. Heaven Earth is a sequence that particularly focuses on the spine, chest, and detoxing the body. This video features moves 1-5 of the 15 part sequence.
4. Taoflow: 40 min. Basics
This is a forty-minute set of Taoflow basics. Class begins with traditional Shaking toclear the mind, detox the cells and rejuvenate the whole body. Then, the sequence movesthrough some of the basic Taoflow standing postures and movements, followed by gentlefloor work to open the hips, unwind the spine, and chill the mind. Students of all levelsare welcome.
5. Taoflow: 40 min. Nourishing Life Practice
Cultivate optimal health and longevity with this 40-minute session of Taoflow nourishing life practices. Class begins with the six healing sounds to cleanse and strengthen the internal organs, followed by a series of pressure point self-massage and meridian washing. The practices you will learn here have been used for thousands of years by yogis in India and Taoist sages in China to prevent injury and dis-ease, and promote radiant health of body and mind. No experience necessary. Students of all levels are welcome (yes, total beginners too).
6. Taoflow: Squat Sequence
This is a forty-minute Taoflow Lab where you will learn proper alignment, breathing techniques and of one of the most important positions for overall health and longevity: Womb Squat. Class begins with a few minutes of free-style Shaking to clear the mind and warm up the body. Then, follow Qigong Expert Cain Carroll to move into Joint Opening exercises to increase circulation and awareness of the joints in preparation for in-depth study and practice of Womb Squat. Students of all levels are welcome to check out this Grokker Premium video.
7. Tiger Body, Buddha Mind
This power-packed set develops animal-like strength, speed, agility, and mobility. Join master teacher, Cain Carroll, in his personal fusion practice blending techniques from yoga, qigong, martial arts and body-weight conditioning. The mental aspect of the practice clears away distracting thoughts, and delivers you into complete presence. No prior experience is necessary for this Grokker Premium video, but be ready to work hard.
8. Taoflow: Moving from the Center
Anchor your presence within the core. Focused on one of the most important aspects of Taoflow yoga, this forty five minute class will guide you to move from center. Class begins with a few minutes of free-style shaking to clear the mind and warm the body. Then, work with specific alignment exercises to find an optimized awareness of the body's relationship to earth, and gravity. All levels welcome.
9. Hip Opening and Meditation
This is a thirty minute seated Taoflow practice. Class begins with four traditional hip opening movements to warm and align the hips and spine, followed by twenty minutes of guided skin breathing meditation. Follow Qigong Expert Cain Carroll through this powerful meditation. This Grokker Premium video is a complete system of inner energy cultivation, facilitating the free flow of blood and vital energy, while calming the mind and settling the spirit. No experience necessary. Students of all levels are welcome.
10. Shake and Flow: 20 mins
Busy day? No worries! Join Taoflow expert, Cain Carroll, for this 20-minute power-packed set of Taoflow. Master traditional shaking to clear the mind, scrub away tension, and rejuvenate every cell of the body. You’ll then move through a series of energy activation exercises that recharge your inner batteries and strengthen the joints, tendons and ligaments. This Grokker Premium video is a standing practice you can do anywhere; you don’t even have to take off your shoes. Even on the busiest of days you can always find at least twenty minutes to devote to your practice.