Traditional Chinese Qigong: Animal Forms
Eva Wong and Acharya Dale Asrael
August 15–17, 2014
The ancient Chinese shamans were the first to practice the art of “becoming” an animal to embody the power of that animal. Taoist practitioners further developed the techniques of embodying animal energy as a means of enhancing health and longevity. During this training, we will learn to embody the form and essences of the animals through Hua Tu’s Animal Forms—the Wudang Five Animal Forms—and selected forms from the 12 Devas. We will also be introduced to a new Wudang Shan form, the Combined Five Animals. By the end of the workshop, we will have the skills to embody the essence of the bones of the tiger, the tendons of the leopard, the spine of the snake and the dragon, the ligaments of the monkey, the stamina of the bear, the generative energy of the deer, and the vital energy of the crane.
This program is a prerequisite for three other intensives (Breath Regulation, Standing Qigong, Wudangshan Animals Long Form) and Traditional Chinese Qigong Level VI.
Prerequisite: Traditional Chinese Qigong Levels I-V and Tendon-Changing & Marrow-Washing Intensive.
For a link to Levels I-V in July, click HERE.
For Tendon Changing and Marrow-Washing just prior to this program, click HERE.
Eva Wong, author and translator of 13 books on the Taoist arts of health, meditation and qigong, is the 19th-generation lineage carrier of Xiantianwujimen Taoism and 3rd-generation student of Wang Xiangzhai, founder of the Yiquan martial arts and Zhangshuan (standing qigong).
Acharya Dale Asrael is an associate professor at Naropa University in the Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, Buddhist Studies, and Contemplative Education departments. She is the Dean of Meditation Instructors for Shambhala International. Dale studies qigong with, and has been authorized to teach by, Eva Wong.