This sessions is the second in the 5-part series building on Mimi Kuo-Deemer's Lecture, Movement as Medicine: Elemental Qigong for Nourishing Body, Mind and Spirit on Friday, Oct. 28, at 9-10:30am. Feel free to join all or one fo the sessions.
In this qigong practice, we will focus on the fluid, soft strength of the Water Phase/Element, which relates to stillness, quiet and rest in qigong and Chinese medicine. Open to all levels, experiences and abilities.
You are invited to join one or all of the sessions in the series:
Oct. 29, A Calm Heart: Qigong for the Fire Phase/Element
Oct. 30, Effortless Rest: Qigong for the Water Phase/Element
Oct. 31, Balancing Opposing Forces: Qigong for the Earth Element/Phase
Nov. 1, Rooted Resilience: Qigong for the Wood Phase/Element
Nov. 2, Nourishing Our Grief : Qigong for the Metal Phase/Element
Mimi Kuo-Deemer, MA, is the author of Qigong and the Tai Chi Axis: Nourishing Practices for Body, Mind and Spirit and Xiu Yang: The Ancient Chinese Art of Self-Cultivation. She teaches qigong, internal martial arts (6th generation lineage holder in Baguazhang) and meditation, and once traveled the world as a photojournalist for organizations such as The New York Times, UNDP and UNESCO. Since graduating with Stanford’s class of ’94, she has lived and worked in China and the United States before settling in the British countryside with her husband and their dog, three cats, 6 chickens and 60,000 bees. She champions the balance of playfulness and precision as the best way forward in life, and never underestimates how sitting, breathing, and conscious movement grant the clearest and most compassionate perspective on the joyful yet mysterious, messy, and unpredictable job of being human
iPause #10 Guided practice, “Effortless Rest: Qigong for the Water Phase/Element” with Mimi Kuo-Deemer is part of the free Contemplation by Design Summit, Oct. 9 - 16 and Oct. 28 - Nov. 2, 2022.
The full Summit schedule is posted at: http://contemplation.stanford.edu/summit. All events are FREE and online.
Registration opens September 12, 2022.