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|Water, Water, Water:
|Have you ever seen a wilting house plant, kept half alive, never getting all the water
it really needs to look its best? Your body is just like that plant, half wilted, so to
speak if you don't drink enough pure water. Next to oxygen, water is the most important
nutrient for life. Over two thirds of your body is made up of water, and your brain, your
most vital organ, is approximately 85 percent water. Despite how vital this substance is
to our health and survival, most of us do not drink enough water to enjoy the best of
health. Coffee, tea, sodas and other liquids do not have the same properties as plain,
pure water. In fact most of us drink more fluids each day that act as diuretics, than we
drink of pure water each day. Diuretics cause our bodies to eliminate more water than they
provide. Learn more about the affects of dehydration to our bodies and the resulting
This is a MUST DO course!
||Of all the life sustaining properties we require, air is the one that we can do
without for the least amount of time. Just a few short minutes and the cells of the brain
Learn how you can become conscious of your unhealthy breathing patterns and integrate
deep, natural, healthy breathing into your life.
This course will better your life... forever!
||Our link to who we are and how we think shape our destiny. We are constantly
evaluating everything that comes into our conscious mind. In doing so, we create patterns
that can be self destructive. Learn to recognize these patterns of evaluation and change
their influence on your health... for the better!
|The Microcosmic Orbit:
|This ancient foundation for healing is the first level for anyone wanting to cultivate
and refine their life-force energy (Qi). By channeling Universal, Cosmic and Earth
energies, the student will learn to circulate Qi through the primary acupuncture channels
of the body.
|The Inner Smile and The Six Healing Sounds:
6 Healing Sounds
|The most universal of all positive energies recognizable by the human mind is a
genuine smile. Regardless of where one travels on the globe, a smile is welcomed by every
culture. What is it that we recognize in a smile? Is it the expression on one's face, or
is it the actual energy transferred from one person to another?
We believe that there is an attracting, healing quality that radiates form the process of
By learning to create, duplicate and cultivate this same healing energy, we can direct and
focus this healing energy to the organs, glands and systems within the body, and rid them
of the harmful effects of stored negative emotions. Each area of the body has a propensity
for attracting and holding emotions that are either harmful or helpful to the overall
health of the body, mind and spirit.
This technique utilizes the five phases of
Traditional Chinese Medicine in a powerful, yet simple way that can be learned by anyone.
|A basic relaxation and self-healing technique utilizes simple arm movements and
special sounds to transform negative emotion/energy into positive vitality. This practice
uses color, sound and postures which result in improved digestion, reduced internal
stress, reduced insomnia and headaches and greater vitality as the Qi flow increases
through the different organs.
|Tree Standing Qigong
|This particular form of qigong, Zhan Zhuang, is about four thousand years old, and is
used for everything from building strength for martial arts to self-healing, lowering
blood pressure, increasing respiration and alertness, reducing stress and pain, and
improving health and energy overall. Zhan Zhuang means "standing like a tree,"
aptly called, because all the Zhan Zhuang postures are performed standing, in utter
motionlessness. Nothing moves on the outside. All the motion is internal. In this
Practice, through the use of the mind, we learn to rely less on the active muscles and
more on the passive muscles.
The result is a high level of internal motion within the body that drives your Qi to move
through its energy channels as the blood surges through your veins and arteries.
Eventually you expand beyond your normal limits of endurance to a highly energized
state of alert tranquility.
||The slow, fluid movements of this 800 year old moving meditation routine
will transform you into another dimension of relaxation and serenity as
the five elements of heaven and earth penetrate to the very cells of your
body to rejuvenate and cleanse; leaving you feeling younger, calmer,
stronger and less affected by the influences of the stressful world around
Chan si gong
|A group of spiraling movements combined with the internal flow of Qi (pronounced
chee), practiced for increased flexibility, balance, strength and health. They help the
mind internally to lead the Qi and externally to strengthen the body, revitalizing the
eighteen major parts of the body, gradually balancing the internal and the external.
|Opening the Joints
to increase flexibility, balance, strength and health.
|The isolation of specific muscle groups coupled with spiraling movements
make this program so enjoyable you will want to do it every day. These
simple movements, directed by the mind and coordinated with the breath,
are perfect as warm-ups to taichi or as a wonderful way to start your day.
This routine can be performed by the youth or seniors.
|This six hour, three parts workshop is without a doubt the best introduction to
the art of taichi available in the area. Perfect for anyone who is considering
taichi and for those who feel that their current practice could use a little extra
something to balance out the physical movements of their form.
|Shift/spin (side to side)|
|Shift/spin (front to back)|
|Wash the Horse's back (single)|
|Wash the Horse's back (double)|
|Circle Hands (single)|
|Circle Hands (double)|
Performing these movements on a daily basis will provide most the of
health benefits of practicing the taichi form!
|Yang Simplified Taichi Form:
|Tai Chi is practiced by millions of people who consider it to be an integral part of
their everyday lives, giving robust good health, a calm stress-free mind and a flexible
body. Tai Chi is not designed to promote muscle size or enhance physical endurance. It is
used to stimulate the internal organs gently, exercise the body, calm the nervous system
and mobilize the joints.
||"It is the philosophy of any system that holds the tactics, techniques and
applications together. Without a full understanding of the subtle concepts, a martial art
becomes a group of pre-defined movements, void of any true continuity. Esoma has a well
defined philosophy that binds the resulting tactics to create a remarkably well formed
- Joe Martin, Founder
|Defense For Women
||This is not the typical course where women are taught martial arts. Learning a martial
art takes time and dedication before it becomes effective on the street. This course
teaches how to use the mind to think, move, act, react and observer not to
become a victim. If attack is inevitable, you will learn what natural weapons you have,
how to effectively use them to the attacker's vital areas!
By the end of the course, you will be confident enough of your skills to break a board
with your bare hands!
|Home and Travel Security|
|Weight Shifting Essentials|
|Proper Response Training|
|Effective Weapons of the Body|
|Vulnerable Targets that Work!|
|Correct structural alignment with, and proper grounding to the earth, provide the
basis for Taichi and Qigong practice. Through essential standing postures, breath
exercises, and work on opening of the primary Yin centers (Perineum and Kidney 1 Points),
a deep sense of rooting and connection with the earth is developed. Simple standing in
prescribed postures develops correct structural alignment, and a lower center of gravity,
greatly aiding Qi flow. A MUST for ALL students of Taichi!
|Essential Stretching for
Flexibility and Pain Management
Expect to learn:
Specific stretches for major
How to strengthen and
stretch in the same routine
How posture can improve in
less than 15 minutes
When is stretching not
Guided instruction on 8
essential yoga postures
||Reiki is an ancient qi (chi) healing art which allows the healer to act as a
vehicle for the Universal Life Force.
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