Healing Sounds Course

Two day course in Healing Sounds Qigong (Liu Zi Jue)

To be held over two days in January and February 2020 (11am-2.30pm each day), this course will give you a full practice for self care and healing, using movements and sounds you produce to work your major organs and energy pathways.

The first of two days is being held in the Ennis on Saturday 18th January 2020. This will get you familiar with the sounds and movements and give you enough knowledge to take away and practice.  The second day will be three weeks later on Saturday 8th February.  This will be your chance to really familiarize yourself and get deeper into the practice, giving you the platform to refine the movements/sounds into the future and taking them to the next level.

 

The full cost for the two days is only €85 pp (early bird €74).  Early booking advised.




(Maximum of 12 participants, please note that places can only be reserved when paid for in advance)

Call Kevin on 0860535513

 

Combining ancient Taoist healing techniques with more modern Traditional Chinese Medicine, the ‘Liu Zi Jue’ Qigong set of six movements and sounds give comprehensive benefits for your

48223984_2060654340658867_7259909050085670912_ninternal organs, external viscera and the opening of energy channels throughout the body.

Qigong practitioners used to comprise of those whom concentrated on movements and those whom practised sounds to heal and nourish the body and mind. The six healing sounds and movements of the ‘Liu Zi Jue’ is the first to combine both in as accurate and beneficial a manner.

The movements and sounds can be learned relatively quickly, but can be refined over a lifetime. Health preservation is the key for both body and mind.

The Term Liu Zi Jue first appears in a book called On Caring for the Health of the Mind and Prolonging the Life Span written by Tao Hongjing of the Southern and Northern Dynasties (420 – 589). A leading figure of the Maoshan School of Taoism, Tao was renowned for his profound knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine. “One has only one way for inhalation but six for exhalation” he writes in the book.

Zou Pu’an of the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279) was a major contributor in terms of theory and practice to the transmission of the exercise through his book The Supreme Knack for Health Preservation – Six-Character Approach to Breathing Exercises.

No body movements accompanied the Liu Zi Jue exercises until the Ming Dynasty (1386 – 1644) when Hu Wenhuan and Gao Lian wrote books on the subject. For instance they both included in their books the summary of Liu Zi Jue for dispelling diseases and prolonging the life span, which combines controlled breathing with physical exercises.

There are a number of schools of exercise which incorporate elements of Liu Zi Jue, including Yi Jin Jing, Ba Gua Zhang and Da Yan Gong, but the sounds are used as an aid to physical exercises in these dynamic Qigong which is different from Liu Zi Jue. An authoritative work on the subject is Ma Litang’s Liu Zi Jue Health and Fitness Exercises for clinical application.

The theoretical basis of the Liu Zi Jue exercises is in line with the ancient theories intrinstic to Traditional Chinese Medicine of the Five Elements and the Five Solid Viscera. They tend to be on common ground on such issues as mouth forms and pronunciation methods, and the direction of body movements and mind follow the inner circulation law of the meridians.

 

The sounds/sections

  • 噓 XU [pronounced like 'shoe,' with the lips rounded] – ‘deep sigh’ or ‘hiss’ – Level the Liver Qi

  • 呵 HE [pronounced like 'her'] – ‘yawn’ or ‘laughing sound’ – Supplement the Heart Qi

  • 呼 HU [pronounced like 'who'] – ‘to sigh,’ ‘to exhale,’ or ‘to call’ – Cultivate [or Shore Up] the Spleen/Pancreas Qi

  • 呬 SI [pronounced like 'sir'] – ‘to rest’ – Supplement the Lung Qi

  • 吹 CHUI [pronounced 'chway' or 'chwee,' depending on locale] – ‘to blow out,’ ‘to blast,’ or ‘to puff’ – Supplement the Kidney Qi

  • 嘻 XI [pronounced like 'she' with tongue high, and well forward, in the mouth] – ‘mirthful’ – Regulate the Triple Burner Qi[1]

All syllables are pronounced on a level tone – the so-called first tone (regardless of the dictionary pronunciation of each word); typically all but the fifth sound are sustained – the fifth sound may be sustained, or pronounced quickly and forcefully.[2]

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