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|Contact Name||Dr. Elaine Hickman|
|Phone||03 9486 5954|
261 Waterdale Rd
Ivanhoe VIC 3079
Improve your emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing the natural way, when you organise your next professional Meditation or Qi Gong session at Freedom Chinese Medicine in Ivanhoe. Group classes & workshops are also available
Meditation is simply the experience of the limitless nature of the mind when it ceases to be domineered by chatter. The mind can be naturally calm, clear and serene.
Meditation has been practiced in many cultures for thousands of years. Modern science is now discovering just how beneficial meditation is for our mental and physical health.
Thoughts and emotions are linked to our everyday lives. With meditative skills, emotions can simply pass through the mind, allowing us to discover a sense of unity and connection with ourselves, others and nature. We become more aware, more sensitive and more accepting.
Here are some research about the benefits of meditation:
Most meditation classes include a variety of techniques such as body awareness, breath awareness, counting the breath, using mantras, guided meditation, relaxation techniques, stillness practice, and the use of candlelight and sound.
A variety of styles are on offer to help you find one that suits you.
The classes are suitable for all levels of ability and experience. A sacred space is created to facilitate a deep experience of meditation.
Our Meditation teachers are highly trained, accredited and experienced.
Remember that it is normal to take some time when learning to meditate. The objective of meditation is to disclose the Self within by peeling away what obstructs it. Know that it is a subtle process so patience helps!
It is not about right or wrong technique, it is natural for the mind to wander during beginner’s meditation. With practice, your mind will become calmer, stiller and you will be more serene.
We currently offer Qi Gong classes only (which has a meditative component). Please contact us to express your interest in a meditation class, if there is enough demand we will recommence them..
Qi Gong is an ancient art, which is thought to have given birth to many of the Chinese sciences, such as Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Herbalism.
The word Qi Gong simply translates as “Energy Work”. Qi Gong is a way to cultivate and circulate internal energy.
Qi Gong is similar to Yoga and Tai Chi in that it involves postures, movements, breathing and meditation for healing and health promotion.
Qi Gong is unique in that it is more energy and movement focused than most forms of Yoga, and does not involve holding difficult postures. Qi Gong science is the foundation from which Tai Chi was developed, the focus is on fundamental well-being and self-healing.
At last count, there were over 450 forms of Qi Gong being taught in China. It is generally said that it has five major schools, Medical, Martial arts, Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian. Another way Qi Gong is classified is into Active and Passive Qi Gong – the latter being mainly still postures emphasising meditation.
A 2017 study showed that Baduanjin Qigong practice is beneficial for:
Here are some more research articles about the potential benefits of Qi Gong practice:
New Term Tuesday Nights
Commences Tuesday the 11th June
Runs for 8 weeks
Beginners & casuals welcome
$160 or $22 per casual class
Bring a friend & receive $10 of your class fee.
In this class you will learn movement, breathing & stillness exercises. Booking essential.
David Shepherd is super experienced & will be teaching this class.
Click here to read more about the instructor.
Medical Qi Gong Workshop
Sunday the 16th June
9.30am – 4.30pm
Join Dr. Elaine Hickman in this 1 day workshop & reap the benefits for a day, a week or years potentially.
Cost: $197 or $177 concession