Five Animals Qigong (Wu Qin Xi)

One of the oldest and holistic set of movements.  This day long seminar is being run by two experienced qualified instructors and is suitable for all levels.  Because it is for a whole day we would expect you to gain enough understanding to practice at home and if applicable build on what you have learned at a future date.  There will also be books/DVDs on sale on the day and online resources available.

Next one is being held in the Auburn Lodge, Ennis on Saturday 25th April 2020

10am to 5pm, cost is €75 pp (early bird €63.50)

Call Kevin 0860535513 or John 086 8377147

(Please note that places can only be reserved when paid for in advance, no refund available after 12 days before event)



Health Qigong – Wu Qin Xi – The Five Animal Frolics

Brief History

Wu Qin Xi (五禽戏) – The Five Animal Frolics can be regarded as the earliest form of Medical Qigong in Chinese history, dating back to Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220).

The creation of Wu Qin Xi was attributed the famous Chinese Physician and Surgeon Hua Tuo (110-207) who had great skills as a surgeon, acupuncturist, herbalist and knowledge of human anatomy. He is also believed to be the first person in the world to have developed the use of anaesthesia.

Besides treating his patients when they were ill, Hua Tuo was also keen to recommend physical exercises for people as a method of rehabilitationHua Tuo, recovery, and most importantly for prevention. Wu Qin Xi is a set of Daoyin (deep stretching) and Tu Na (deep breathing) exercise imitates the actions of animals based on the habits of the tiger, deer, bear, monkey and bird. Although the profile and value of Wu Qin Xi remained high through the history of China and Chinese population around the world, the lack of illustrated documents that survived the turbulence changes of China and indeed the world, means that many different version of Wu Qin Xi is inevitable.

Health Qigong Wu Qin Xi, one of Health Qigong series, is a new development with the support of Chinese Health Qigong Association to embody the essence of the traditional Wu Qin Xi with balanced physical approach and bring good health and well being for people living in the 21stcentury. It presents the scientific concept and the character of the modern time sufficiently, and accords with the traditional principles of regulating the body, breath and mind in Qigong. As a result, it fits the needs of people to promote their health.