Qigong at Circle Creek

April 30, 2020

When: Saturday, July 11, 10 to 11:30 am
Where: Circle Creek Conservation Center, Seaside
Led by: Lynn Potter

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Qi is the life force that animates all living things. It is energy, it is consciousness, it is life. Gong is the discipline of working with this life force over a period of time. So together, qigong (pronounced CHEE GUNG) is the practice of cultivating and mastering this life force within your own body. Join Lynn Potter in the practice of this ancient exercise, which aims to unlock the body’s natural healing mechanisms by aligning the body, mind, and breath.

Our practice will include performing simple and gentle repetitive exercises, training the mind to observe our experience in the present, and working with coordinating the breath with these movements. These exercises are easy to perform and are accessible to everyone, no matter your age or skill level. They may be performed seated or standing. This practice is meant to be enjoyed in a relaxing and peaceful environment, which Lynn will work to accomodate for participants. This practice also incorporates movement.

LYNN POTTER lives in Gearhart and has been practicing acupuncture on the Oregon Coast since 1997. Lynn’s background includes training in acupuncture and a wide array of Chinese medicine modalities, including massage, qigong instruction, cupping, moxibustion, and herbal remedy prescription. Lynn is a practicing acupuncturist licensed in Oregon and recognized by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Qigong practice info: The class will begin with a gentle warm-up to bring the mind into the present and start the flow of circulation of qi throughout the body. The class will transition into a standing form to align posture with the mind and breath. Then we will move gently into repetitive movements to experience flow for a positive and relaxing effect on the mind and body. The class will lead into a short remedy routine aimed at accomplishing a specific goal. Lastly we’ll close with a short guided meditation and closing to transition back to moving into your daily lives. Depending upon weather, our practice will take place in the open field or in the barn.

What to bring: A yoga mat, a towel to keep your mat from getting dirty, and drinking water. Wear comfortable clothing that allows freedom of movement, and dress in layers to be ready for any conditions.

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