Free Live Online Meditation Class

by William Betts 30. August 2010 14:59

I'm making a quick post on my blog to remind everyone of the Free online class this coming Wednesday. September 1st. The class will be held at 9:00 eastern in our Live Training Room.

Here's the nane and description of the class:

Advanced Meditation Techniques
"In this class we will explore in greater detail our Golden Light Meditation. We will learn more of the ideas & concepts while also explaining the acupoints and energy channels involved. Get ready for a wonderful session as we'll perform the meditation twice in this one class.".

To find out more or to attend the class go to our Live Training Room page here:
http://www.qigonglive.com/live.aspx

And if you can't make this class check out our calendar of events for a complete listing of all of our live events and workshops.
http://www.qigonglive.com/calendar.aspx

Thanks for you interest. I hope to see you all there!
-William Betts

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Special Free Live Event Reminder – “The Five Principles of Balance”

by William Betts 28. April 2010 22:29

Hey Everyone! I wanted to post a quick video reminding you about our special Free Live Event tonight. Wednesday 4/28/10 at 9:00pm Eastern. I’ll be covering some material that I’ve never covered before on this website. It’s a special lesson covered on one of the DVDs in our new THT course. It’s really great stuff. I hope you’ll have time to come by and check it out.

If all goes well with this video post my plan is to do a short 4-5 minute video like this one each and every week. If you like this format please post a comment below and let me know. The more feedback I get the more I’ll find time to create these videos.

I hope to see you all tonight!

Chao
-Bill
Chao is the Chinese word for Transcend

The First Principle of Balance

by William Betts 26. April 2010 16:03

Within the THT curriculum is a DVD covering a special topic called the Five Principles of Balance. We contemplate and use these five principles as we perform our Qigong exercises. But more importantly these five principles apply to how we move throughout the day.

The first principle is our "vertical line inside". Our top center of head cooperates with the sky above, meanwhile, center between legs cooperates with the earth below. With these two opposites cooperating our spine remains long and healthy. Although a simple concept this one principle can have an immediate and profound impact on your physical balance.

Bai Hui and Hui Yin are the acupoints at the very ends (top and bottom) of this "vertical line". In our Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes we refer to Bai Hui acupoint as the "top center of head" and Hui Yin as the "center between legs". When Hui Yin seeks the earth below and simultaneously Bai Hui ascends to the sky above, our spine is long and healthy. With our spine lengthened our vertebrae are loosened and we decrease the chances for illnesses and injuries to manifest in our spine due to stress and tension building up and residing in our spine.

As we move through our daily lives we always want to feel as if Hui Yin seeks the earth and Bai Hui ascends to the sky so that our spine remains long and in a healthy, comfortable position. In this position we are able to release any tension currently residing in our spine and prevent any new tension from taking hold there.

Click on the links below to see a chart of the two acupoints mentioned above:

Bai Hui:

http://www.acuxo.com/meridianPictures.asp?point=GV20
Hui Yin: http://www.acuxo.com/meridianPictures.asp?point=CV1

Keeping this principle in mind as we move through our day helps alleviate the stress and degenerative impacts that moving incorrectly has on our spine.

Quote of the Week – 4/26/10

by William Betts 26. April 2010 15:59

This week's quote is more of a passage than a single quote. I came across this passage over the weekend when doing some reading and thought it defined very well what is meant when we say "mindfulness".

The Sutra of Mindfulness says, "When walking, the practicioner must be conscious that he is walking. When sitting the practitioner must be conscious that he is sitting. When lying down, the practitioner must be conscious that he is lying down..."
The mindfulness of the position of one's body is not enough, however. We must be conscious of each breath, each movement, every thought and feeling, everything which has any relation to ourselves.
-Thich Nhat Hanh
The Miracle of Mindfulness

Meditation & Qigong Classes Online – 4/26/10

by William Betts 26. April 2010 14:37

Here is the schedule of events this week. You can view our complete schedule here:
http://www.qigonglive.com/calendar.aspx

If you’ve never been to one of our live classes you really should check one out. They are educational and a lot of fun. You’ll be feeling much better by the time class ends.

I hope to see you at one of them soon!


Schedule
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Monday April 26, 2010 – 7:00pm -
Meditation & Qi Gong – Level 1
Tuesday April 27, 2010 – 10:00am – Morning Vitality Exercises
Wednesday April 28, 2010 – 9:00pm – Introduction to the Principles of Balance
Thursday April 29, 2010 – 12:00noon –
Mid-day Stress Relief

Event Descriptions
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Meditation & Qi Gong – Level 1
Our level 1 class is a mixture of meditation and Qi Gong. Included in the class is our Golden Light Meditation and Energy Gathering Qi Gong. All of our level 1 classes contain a healthy balance of exercises that are great for beginners while also stimulating high levels of energy for our more advanced students.


Morning Vitality Exercises
In this class I'll go through our complete health vitality exercise set. This is our most active style of Qi Gong currently in our program. We work every part of our body from head to toe. This Qi Gong set will cultivate energy throughout your entire body!

Introduction to the Principles of Balance
This is a very special class in which I’ll be introducing the Five Principles of Balance. This is the first time these principles have been revealed on Qi Gong Live! Through the principles of balance we learn how we can properly move our body in a balanced, efficient almost effortless manner. Using these principles help to ensure our body remains balanced not only during exercise but also throughout our daily life.

Mid-Day Stress Relief
In our Stress Relief class we focus on relieving tension in our jaw, neck, shoulders and upper back. We do a few sitting Qi Gong exercises designed to alleviate stress in these areas then proceed with our Golden Light Meditation.


Podcast Coming Soon!

by William Betts 23. April 2010 22:47

I’m in the final stages of putting together everything necessary to start broadcasting and recording an online radio show / podcast. I’m really excited about it and can’t wait to get started. This will be yet another vehicle through which I can share what I’ve learned about the amazing arts of meditation, Qi Gong & Tai Chi. Just a few minutes ago I finished the artwork for the logo. I thought I’d post it here to show it off a bit. I hope you like it.

I’ll be sending out an announcement as soon as the first show is in the books.

Chao,
-Bill Betts
bill@motionhealthinsitute.com

Live Events for the Week Beginning 4/19/2010

by William Betts 22. April 2010 19:53

Here is the schedule of events this week. You can view our complete schedule here:
http://www.qigonglive.com/calendar.aspx

If you’ve never been to one of our live classes you really should check one out. They are educational and a lot of fun. You’ll be feeling much better by the time class ends.

I hope to see you at one of them!


Schedule
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Monday April 19, 2010 – 7:00pm -
Meditation & Qi Gong – Level 1
Tuesday April 20, 2010 – 10:00am – Morning Vitality Exercises
Wednesday April 21, 2010 – 9:00pm – Evening Meditation & Qi Gong
Thursday April 22, 2010 – 12:00noon –
Mid-day Stress Relief

Event Descriptions
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Meditation & Qi Gong – Level 1
Our level 1 class is a mixture of meditation and Qi Gong. Included in the class is our Golden Light Meditation and Energy Gathering Qi Gong. All of our level 1 classes contain a healthy balance of exercises that are great for beginners while also stimulating high levels of energy for our more advanced students.


Morning Vitality Exercises
In this class I'll go through our complete health vitality exercise set. This is our most active style of Qi Gong currently in our program. We work every part of our body from head to toe. This Qi Gong set will cultivate energy throughout your entire body!

Evening Meditation & Qi Gong
Let go of the stresses of the day and calm your mind before ending the day. As the class begins, you are guided through our unique Golden Light Meditation. This meditation calms our mind and heightens our senses while also generally stimulating acupoints and energy channels throughout our entire body. Then we smoothly transition into our Energy Gathering Qi Gong. Slow graceful movements and mindfulness of our internal energy come together to produce a relaxing and energizing Qi Gong beneficial to both beginners and experienced students.

Mid-Day Stress Relief
In our Stress Relief class we focus on relieving tension in our jaw, neck, shoulders and upper back. We do a few sitting Qi Gong exercises designed to alleviate stress in these areas then proceed with our Golden Light Meditation.


Quote of the Day

by William Betts 22. April 2010 19:44

One who lives in accordance with nature
    does not go against the way of things.
He moves in harmony with the present moment
    always knowing the truth of just what to do.

-Lao Tzu
Tao Te Ching
Excerpt from Chapter 8

Quote of the Day

by William Betts 22. April 2010 19:42

Be still
Become totally empty
Quiet the restlessness of the mind
Only then will you witness everything
        unfolding from emptiness
See all the things flourish and dance in variations

-Lao Tzu
Tao Te Ching
Excerpt from Chapter 16

Live Qi Gong & Meditation Class - Recording

by William Betts 22. April 2010 19:32

As you probably know I record all of our live classes, events & workshops. These recordings are placed in our video archives. These archives are an incredible resource as they have virtually hundreds of hours of classes on meditation, Qi Gong & Tai Chi which you can watch anytime. However, the archives are accessible only by Premium Members.

Well, to celebrate the release of the Motion Health blog I’m going to forgo this policy one time and post a live class here.

This class was held on April 20, 2010. Here are the details of the class:

Title: Evening Meditation & Qi Gong
Description: Let go of the stresses of the day and calm your mind before ending the day. As the class begins, you are guided through our unique Golden Light Meditation. This meditation calms our mind and heightens our senses while also generally stimulating acupoints and energy channels throughout our entire body. Then we smoothly transition into our Energy Gathering Qi Gong. Slow graceful movements and mindfulness of our internal energy come together to produce a relaxing and energizing Qi Gong beneficial to both beginners and experienced students.
Duration: About 60 minutes

We had a great class as almost 40 people attended. If you’ve never been to a live class you really need to check one out.

So click play and follow along at home. You will immediately begin to experience the power of these arts.

Chao,
-Bill
bill@motionhealthinstitute.com

Chao is the Chinese word for Transcend


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