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During our warm ups at the beginning of the class we are more informal and light-hearted. This simple approach combined with our Qigong breathing and gentle movement sequence helps us to relax, clear our minds, and focus as preparation to start the main lesson. During the main lesson please avoid talking loudly or excessively as you may distract students or miss what the instructor is teaching. Qigong requires a quiet and calm atmosphere, so please help to create a productive learning experience. Try to enter the class with an eagerness to learn, a good attitude, an open mind and a warm heart.
Ultimately you can do Qigong in any kind of clothing, but comfortable clothing is recommended for class. It’s helpful if you wear loose fitting clothing and leave jewelry at home. If you wear neck or wrist malas, remove them before class begins. T-shirts and sweatpants are fine. If you are wearing a belt, keep it loose during Qigong practice. Avoid restrictive, tight clothing because it makes it harder to move. For indoor footwear, we recommend you purchase cloth bottom Kung Fu shoes. It is not advisable to wear only socks because socks can be slippery. For any outdoor events, flat shoes are fine, such as tennis shoes. Avoid wearing high heeled shoes because they are hard on the back, makes balance difficult, and changes the way the whole body moves.
It is not at all difficult to learn. You don’t need to be at a certain physical fitness level, or have any existing experiencing, nor do you require any special equipment or gym clothes. Qigong is often described as simple to learn, easy to practice, and difficult to master. A lot of people report that practicing one-half hour a day greatly improves energy, reduces stress, and improves their general overall quality of life; however, if you have a serious physical condition and you want to see significant improvement then you must be willing to practice one to two hours a day for two to three months. For most people though, a half an hour a day usually leads to significant changes in their mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
There are tens of thousands different forms and movements of Qigong. According to some statistics, there are over 100,000 styles of Qigong in China today. Additionally, there are many different ways to put together Qigong movements to form a practice session. However, we recommend you learn Qigong from a well qualified and certified instructor with many years of teaching and practice experience.
Radiant Health Qigong is a Powerful Method to Help Achieve Radiant Health, Wellness and Happiness by Unlocking your Self-Healing Ability and by Nourishing your Body, Mind and Spirit. — Dr. Dean Telano
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QIGONG IS A COMBINATION OF TWO CHINESE WORDS:
“Qi” (pronounced chee) means energy, breath, vitality or life-force. Qi is a subtle, very fine material that pervades the universe and affects all aspects of life. Qi is very much related with the yogic concept of prana, although is not exactly the same.
“Gong” (pronounced gung, as in lung) is often translated as cultivating or working, but definitions may include skill, mastery or achievement. Gong refers to the accomplishment or skill that is cultivated through steady practice and discipline.
Together, Qigong (alternatively spelled ‘chi kung’) means the skill of cultivating energy. Qigong is an integration of physical postures or movements; breathing techniques; mental intentions; feelings and sensations; sound and vibration; and specialized hand mudras. In many ways, Qigong is the Taoist version of yoga with many movements being a precursor to some indian yogic asanas.
RADIANT HEALTH QIGONG
Radiant Health Qigong is a simple, gentle, efficient and effective method for helping you experience Radiant health. Practicing this type of Qigong is an expression and reflection of being and feeling alive. — Dr. Dean Telano
Radiant Health Qigong Consists of the Following Five Forms:
I. Medical Qigong (“Healing Qigong”)
Medical Qi Gong is one of the core forms of medical treatment in Chinese medicine, along with acupuncture and herbal remedies. While any kind of Qi Gong provides numerous benefits to the whole body and mind, medical Qi Gong zeros in on a particular problem. Doctors often prescribe it in China as a primary prescription for disease and ailments.
Medical Qigong uses breathwork with gentle movements, visualization, awareness, and intention to keep life force energy, or Qi, flowing throughout the body. Disease and its symptoms are a sign that Qi has become obstructed. The primary goals of Medical Qigong are to purge toxic emotions from within the body’s tissues, eliminate energetic stagnation’s, strengthen and balance the internal organs and energetic fields, and to allow energy to flow again naturally.
Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga will play an important part in the global awakening. — Eckhart Tolle, Author of a New Earth
II. Tai Chi Ruler and “Dragon Stick” (“Taoist Alchemy”)
The Tai Chi Ruler is a powerful system of Taoist energy cultivation that was created sometime during the 10th century A.D. by the legendary Taoist Yogi, Chen Hsi-I (Chen Tuan). It consists of exercises or movements that are simple to perform, yet profound in its effect. Chinese physicians have long prescribed the Tai Chi Ruler as an aid to good health and rejuvenation. This rare form of Qigong is a true jewel of Chinese Taoist Alchemy. This form of Qigong is done while strategically holding a ruler between your hands and moving in specific patterns, and integrates mind, body, breath and awareness.
The movement patterns are specifically designed to enhance the flow of Qi and balance it throughout the body, imparting good health, lots of energy, and longevity. The most immediate benefits are: a positive effect on the metabolism; improved blood circulation and lymph flow; a calming effect on the central nervous system; increased mental clarity; a strengthened immune system; enhanced joint mobility; increased leg strength; and better posture and balance. Additionally, it helps to release chronic tension, stress, toxins and encourages rejuvenation. Practicing Qigong with the Dragon Stick or Ruler can be used for self-healing; holistic fitness; and internal energy support for anyone involved with the healing, movement arts, bodywork, yoga or martial arts.
III. Spiritual Qigong (“Energy-Based Meditation”)
Spiritual Qigong is concerned with Qigong practice resulting in the “Qigong State”, a focused awareness of existing in the present moment. This practice uses meditation, sound, and mudra (hand positions), and stillness. As a spiritual discipline, Spiritual Qigong leads to self-awareness, tranquility, peace, and harmony with nature. The spiritual aspect of Qigong evolved from Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. The two forms practiced here are: 1) sitting meditation and 2) standing meditation.
IV. Guo Lin Walking Qigong (“Walking for Stress Reduction, Healing, Chronic Conditions & Cancer”)
Walking Qigong is best known in China as the ‘anti-cancer Qigong’. For the last thirty years or so it has been widely applied in the treatment of all sorts of malignant ailments with very favorable result. In China, Walking Qigong has not only been successfully used to treat malignant diseases, but it’s also proved to be very effective in the treatment of many chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, rheumatism, hepatitis, allergies, heart disease, as well as to significantly reduce negative effects caused by western medical treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, and medication. At “Qigong of Long Island” Walking Qigong is combined with the other Qigong forms to enhance healing and recovery, and to help with nausea, poor appetite, vomiting, sleep problems, coughing, lack of energy, indigestion, pain, grief, depression, anxiety and stress. Guo Lin Walking Qigong is also a powerful form of Walking Meditation.
V. 6 Healing Sounds Qigong (“Taoist Healing Sounds”)
With the healing sounds qigong practice, specific sounds correspond to certain organs, areas or energy points and channels of the body. These specific sounds are often combined with body movement, hand mudra or visualization with focused intent (not forced, hard or intense).
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the five major organs – heart, liver, spleen, lung and kidney – are each assigned an element (fire, earth, metal, water or wood). Every organ also has an associated sound in which the organ resonates with. By using the associated sound, stale, congested qi can be expelled from the affected organ and be replaced with fresh, clear qi. Thus, prevents organ sickness or helps an already diseased organ to heal. The 6 healing sounds also boost the immune system; move congested qi (energy); cleanse the body of physical toxins or disease causing qi (toxic energy); transform stuck emotional energy; increase your vibrational energy; and promote well being.
|Qigong Series: 7 Classes||Medical Qigong||$240.00/Series|
|Qigong Session with Dr. Dean||Private Qigong||$200/Hour|
Summer Session (Preregistration Required)
- July: Friday 7/10, 7/17, 7/24…………………7:00-8:15 pm.
- August: Friday 8/14, 8/21, 8/28……………..7:00-8:15 pm.
- September: Friday 9/11………………………7:00-8:15 pm.
- — Qigong is not difficult to learn and you don’t need to have prior experience.
- — Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes early and turn off your cell phone prior to the practice.
Qigong Class Instructor: Dean Telano, N.D., Ph.D., E-RYT 500, RCYT, RPYT, Restorative Yoga Therapist, Therapeutic Sound Healer, Reiki Master
Dr. Dean Telano’s Qigong Training & Experience
- — *Initiated into the Dragon Gate Taoist Lineage through Sifu Sat Chuen Hon — 21st Dragon Gate Lineage Holder of the Complete Reality Taoist School.
- — Currently Studying as a Master Medical Qigong Therapist at the Institute of Traditional Medicine (ITM), Toronto.
- — Student of Sifu Sat Chuen Hon, Taoist Master of the Dragon Gate, Lineage.
- — Received Qigong Black Sash from Grandmaster Dr. Warner Chen, 2001.
- — Certified as a Medical Qigong Educator – Level 3 (Sifu Sat Chuen Hon).
- — Certified in Qigong Healing (Grandmaster Dr. Warner Chen).
- — Certified in Chinese Medical Qigong: The Three Treasures Form (Master Tina Chunna Zhang).
- — Certified in Standing Healing & Relaxation Forms (Master Tianyou Hao).
- — Founder of Qigong of Long Island — A Long Island Based Qigong Studio that Emphasizes Self-Healing, Self-Empowerment & Harmony of the Body, Breath, Mind & Spirit.
- — Creator of Radiant Health Qigong — A Qigong Practice that Emphasizes Radiant Health, Healing & Harmony.
*DRAGON GATE is a 14th century Taoist lineage of internal qi/energy circulation through gentle movement, hand mudra and sacred calligraphy. Dragon Gate Qigong is the source of most Taoist Qigong to date.
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Disclaimer. Qigong is not a substitute for conventional medical diagnosis or treatment for any medical or psychological condition. It is not intended as a replacement or substitute for medical treatment from a health care provider for any medical or psychological condition, nor should it be used as such. For such issues, you should seek the proper treatment from a licensed physician or healthcare professional. Be sure to consult your physician before starting this or any other exercise program.
Qigong is a natural health care system of self-healing; it is natural medicine for the body, mind, heart, and spirit. — Dr. Dean Telano