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.Taoflow: Moving from the Center by Cain Carroll
1. 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.
2. Taoflow: 60 min. Basics
This is a sixty minute set on Taoflow basics. Class begins with traditional Shaking to clear the mind, detox cells and rejuvenate mind/body awareness. This Grokker Premium video is perfect for beginning students, with a detailed exploration of foundational Taoflow postures, followed floor work to open the hips and unwind the spine. Students of all levels are welcome.
3. Taoflow: Stability
This is a forty-minute set of Taoflow Yoga that fosters stability and centeredness in body and mind with our celebrated Qigong Expert Cain Carroll. This all levels class begins with free-style shaking to clear the mind, detox the cells and rejuvenate the whole body. We then work with longer holds of specific postures to calm the nervous system, balance emotions, and strengthen the feeling of somatic presence in this Grokker Premium video. No props needed.
4. Taoflow: Joint Opening
This is a forty-minute set of Taoflow Joint Opening. Class begins with free-style Shaking to clear the mind, detox the cells and rejuvenate the whole body. Join Qigong Expert Cain Carroll in this Grokker Premium video to work systematically with each of the bodys joints and increase natural range of motion. In doing so, you'll eliminate joint pain, and restore fluid movement through the deeper bone and tissue structures within the body. Appropriate for all levels.
5. 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.
6. Taoflow: Squat Sequence
This is a forty-minute Taoflow where you will learn proper alignment and breathing techniques for overall health. 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. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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).