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Amanda Whiteland-Smith

Amanda Whiteland-Smith

As we move gently through the Earth’s cycle turns, our light shows the first signs of returning. Amanda welcomes the New Year with some waking up Qi Gong and relying on our body memories to feel the comfort and joy in our regular practices.

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Amanda Whiteland-Smith

Amanda led us in a gently warm up and then looked at practices to help our immune systems and our balance

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Amanda Whiteland-Smith

Amanda picked up on the practice Jos shared with a focus on the start of The Form, and developed the ideas looking at the moments of rest and how we draw The Form to a close

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Amanda Whiteland-Smith

Amanda revisits Tian Xiao and the 8 Brocades of silk. With the arrival of Spring, she looks at the influence of the wood element of the season and perhaps how observation of birds influences our movements.

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Amanda Whiteland-Smith

Amanda takes us back to basics, finding our feet and practicing the 8 Brocades of Silk

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Amanda starts us off at the beginning of year by gently bringing us back to beginner’s mind.  Some warm-up exercise followed by the Silk Exercises and ending with  a revision of the ancient part of the Form

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Sue McAlpine

Amanda and Sue join forces to exercise us physically and spiritually.  Amanda begins by taking us through exercises that she does with her class, and Sue takes us through the mudras finishing with a short meditation.

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Amanda reprises some of the exercises that have figured in previous  Zoom sessions and then leads us into the Ba Duan Jin or Silk Exercises/Eight pieces of Brocade. She concludes by taking the ‘ancient’ section of the Form and looking at it from the Earth, Water and Fire elements.

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Amanda practices some familiar Chi Kung, including Wei Chi, and considers how coiling and circling adds a dimension to our movement. She also invites us to have a go at practising the Short Form with only very limited steps

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Amanda’s class includes: breathing for connection to earth, sky and the community of humankind; the white crane qi gong which is particularly good for balance; and the wei chi sequence.

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Following a series of warm-up exercises , Amanda guides us through movements to help balance followed by the Wei Chi and Ba Duan Jin (yin-style) Qi Gong sequences.

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Amanda reprises practices from previous sessions that have a particular significance for her.  These include Tian Xiou, a yang form of Ba Duan Jin and a most relaxing foot meditation.

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