In Qigong, we use a point on the bottom of the feet called The Bubbling Spring to draw fresh energy up from the earth, release old energy down into the earth for recycling, and to ground and stabilize us as we shift weight during our practice. We also use points on the hands to spark and activate energy flow. This practice focuses on using these four points consciously for greater vitality, focus, and ability. We begin with warm ups, stretches, and then focus our attention on these points throughout the 12th Wild Goose form - an excellent practice for the kidneys, heart, and lungs.
Suitable for beginners as well as intermediate students.
Rae Diamond is a Qigong, Yoga and meditation teacher, mentor, and artist, who works with the creative intelligence of nature. In private sessions and classes, Rae supports personal growth through compassionate awareness, innovative perspectives, and mind-body-spirit integration.
Rae teaches practices from various Qigong traditions, including Wild Goose, Eight Pieces of Brocade, Five Animal Frolics, Primordial, Bone Marrow Washing, and Yijing Medical Qigong. Her teaching style is gentle, contemplative, fun, at times zany, and yet also therapeutic, with strong emphasis on proper physical alignment, energy flow, and on mind-breath-body coordination.
Over twenty years of devoted practice and inquiry are at the heart of her work. Rae's training includes several years of study with Medical Qigong master, Dr. Bingkun Hu, a 200-hour Anusara Yoga Teacher Training, Yin Yoga training, four years of private apprenticeship with a shaman, and a Reiki mastership. Her work is also informed by over two decades of research and practice with the Chinese Medicine system, meditation, herbs, psychology, physiology, voice, breath, Yoga, and Buddhist and Taoist philosophies.