A fun, energizing, and deeply healing integration of the following Qigong practices:
Sound Qigong is Susanne Skadron’s original method of combining vocal toning and release sounds with diaphragmatic breathing and Qigong and Tai Chi exercises. In addition to the enormous benefits of traditional qigong, using the voice can help heal the brain and nervous system, and clear emotional blockages and voice issues. No singing ability needed.
The Five Animal Frolics are one of the oldest forms of medical qigong. These exercises are based on the spirit and movement of the Tiger, Deer, Bear, Monkey, and Bird. Each animal has corresponding organs, and we integrate traditional organ healing sounds with the movements. Several versions of the Five Animals will be practiced, and modified exercises will be demonstrated for those with movement limitations. These are very good exercise!
The Eight Pieces of Brocade is one of the most frequently practiced forms of medical qigong. They work all aspects of the body/mind and corresponding organs. They are also a complete healing system.
We will also incorporate postural alignment stretches which align the major bones with gravity. Joint circling and qigong swings are also practiced. The joints are primary centers for conducting chi through the system, and these practices help circulate and build chi in the joints, and may help joint related issues and balance.
Standing meditation is important for feeling peace, building strength, and integrating the benefits of the practices.
I have been doing Qigong at a beginner level for a couple of years.I know the tactile sensation in my hands when I am moving Qi and I know the feeling in my body when Qi is being directed.
When I started taking Susanne Skadron’s Sound Qigong class, I was surprised at how her techniques amplified the effect of the practice as compared to regular Qigong without the vocal enhancement.
At a recent class we spent some time doing some joint movement and toning that not only invigorated my entire system, but completely removed the knee pain I had been experiencing for a week. Even the little “click” in the joint went away and has been fine since that day.
I am constantly amazed by the practice and Susanne’s innovative methods.
Sound Qigong and toning has been a very powerful practice for me. With Susanne’s guidance I was able to get into places in my body where I stored old emotions and energy patterns, and release them using sound. Overall effect of the practice has been balancing and freeing, both for my body and for my ability to express myself. Sound Qigong helped me see how much constriction there is (was?) in my voice, see the fear I have for expressing myself, and to start letting go of that constriction and fear.