When the body flows like running water, it is always renewed, always fresh. This is true freedom.
While yoga has its roots in Indian Vedic scriptures, qigong grew out of the Chinese Taoist pursuit of longevity. The practices of yoga and qigong are paths up the same mountain, from which the “one moon” of higher consciousness can be seen in all its brilliance. Strength and flexibility (ability to hold firm) through yoga and suppleness (ability to hold yield) through qigong become a unified practice which balances yin and yang, heaven and earth, sun and moon, male and female.
In this workshop we will explore the Taoist concept of “effortless flow” through qigong exercises and then bring the same ease of motion into sequences from Yoga of Energy Flow. While the movements in both forms are graceful and gentle, the effects are powerful, detoxifying the body while increasing strength, flexibility, and peace of mind.
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Daniel Orlansky, MA, ERYT-500, a yoga teacher since 1992, is certified in Jnana Yoga, Kali Ray TriYoga, and Kundalini Yoga, and is the originator of Meridian Yoga. He holds a masters degree in expressive art therapy/dance therapy from Lesley University and has been a visiting lecturer in movement studies at Tufts University. A graduate of the Boston Shiatsu School, Daniel teaches regularly at the Kripalu Center, the Omega Institute, and in Europe and also directs yoga teacher trainings worldwide. He has co-directed two yoga DVD’s: Hands-On! Skillful Assists for Yoga Asana and Yoga and Vision Improvement. Visit Daniel on the web at yogaofenergyflow.com.