Chi Kung

for health and vitality

Body

Connect deeper with your body and feel your liveliness

Mind

Slow down and rest so your mind can relax and be open

Spirit

Lift your spirit with your feet steady on the ground

Chi Kung

for health and vitality

Body

Connect deeper with your body and feel your liveliness

 

Mind

Slow down and rest so your mind can relax and be open

 

Spirit

Lift your spirit with your feet steady on the ground

Chi Kung is Qigong

‘Chi Kung’ means exactly the same as ‘Qigong’ but is converted differently from the Chinese language. The translation of ‘Chi’ or ‘Qi’ is energy and ‘Kung’ or ‘Gong’ means practice.

Chi Kung is a combination of bodywork and attention training that is very effective to cultivate, preserve and strengthen health and vitality.

With simple exercises you reshape your fitness, balance, coordination and posture. More oxygen is absorbed into the blood and circulation improves. Body and mind are nurtured.

The collective name comprises a large number of forms and styles in which vital life energy is activated and cultivated.

It has its origin in China where it is applied as early as 700 B.C. for health, martial arts and spiritual development. in the last decades it has become increasingly well known in the West, with a deep appreciation for this ancient art.

Classes and Workshops

Free & for all levels

Drop-in training

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At the moment no weekly classes are scheduled, although I can offer a class or workshop upon request.

And if you'd like to join a daily training your most welcome! On Tuesdays from 10-11 am you can drop in for an outdoor Chi Kung training in my home town in Hindås.

We exercise with no more than 5 people (including myself). The location is not fixed, but is generally just a few minutes walk from the village centre.

A small daily exercise

Guarding the Chi

Do this exercise in any place where you are comfortable.

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and toes pointing straight ahead. Hips and knees are unlocked. Place your right hand just on or under the navel, and your left hand over it.

Relax neck, arms and shoulders. Feel your weight as it lands in the middle of your feet, and beyond, meeting the support of earth.
The highest point of your crown extends lightly towards heaven. With soft-focussed eyes you can gaze over the horizon.

You do not move but your body may waver a little, like a leaf on a tree, or a boat on calm water. Simply feel the movement in your body as you breathe in and out through the nose. Teeth and lips are a little bit apart. Sense the breath touching you from the inside.

Now just take your time to rest in this position, no doing, no waiting, nothing special. For a few minutes or as long as you wish.

When you stop the exercise, before you move, take a few deep breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth, as a gesture of transition.

Then slowly come back into external movement.

A small daily exercise

Guarding the Chi

Do this exercise in any place where you are comfortable.

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and toes pointing straight ahead. Hips and knees are unlocked. Place your right hand just on or under the navel, and your left hand over it.

Relax neck, arms and shoulders. Feel your weight as it lands in the middle of your feet, and beyond, meeting the support of earth.
The highest point of your crown extends lightly towards heaven. With soft-focussed eyes you can gaze over the horizon.

You do not move but your body may waver a little, like a leaf on a tree, or a boat on calm water. Simply feel the movement in your body as you breathe in and out through the nose. Teeth and lips are a little bit apart. Sense the breath touching you from the inside.

Now just take your time to rest in this position, no doing, no waiting, nothing special. For a few minutes or as long as you wish.

When you stop the exercise, before you move, take a few deep breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth, as a gesture of transition.

Then slowly come back into external movement.

Chi Kung is far more than only mental or physical exercise,
it is a profound exploration that may change your attitude and perspective on life.

Orienting towards a deeper connection between body, mind and spirit, becoming more sensitive to what is happening right now,
you develop a clear mind, healthy body and open heart.

I thank my Teachers

Chi Kung and I-Chuan

Rebecca Lüthi – www.luthipraktijk.nl – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Remco Wernert – www.naturalease.nl – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ole Eskildsen – www.ichuan.dk – Copenhagen, Denmark

Peter den Dekker – www.stilldynamics.org – Haarlem, Netherlands

Other

Ateeka –  www.yogasomatics.com

Prajnaparamita – www.prajnaparamita.nl

My partner Jurgen, for his love and support and walking the pathless path with me.

About me

My name is Deshna van Aarssen. I was born in Australia, grew up in the Netherlands and currently live in Sweden. I've been practising Chi Kung for over 15 years and since 2009 offer classes and workshops.

Feel free to connect with any question or request, I'd love to hear from you. You can schedule a call or zoom meeting here >>

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