Six Healing Sounds Qigong Workshop with Ms. Yang Ying
For thousands of years, the Chinese have worked with the healing properties of music. In fact, the Chinese characters for music and happiness are one and the same. Six Healing Sounds Qigong is a combination of rhythmic meditative breathing, chanting, and silent respite. Ms. Yang Ying has created a unique music program to help teach, and deepen, the meditative experience of the ancient Six Healing Sounds Qigong.
Ms. Yang Ying was the featured solo instrumentalist for the National Song and Dance Ensemble, the premier traditional music troupe in China. A longtime Qigong practitioner, Ms. Yang has taught Six Healing Sounds Qigong at national tai chi events in the United States and at the Mayo Clinic/University of Chicago Annual Conference on Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Her first CD in the United States, Elixir: Music for Moving and Still Meditation was originally commissioned for Taiji and Qigong research. Ms. Yang is also a composer of contemporary world fusion music for jazz and orchestral ensembles.
Six Healing Sounds Qigong
Six Healing Sounds Qigong is a combination of rhythmic meditative breathing, vocal toning, and silent respite. It is one of the most popular and enduring Chinese yogic exercises, with documented references to its practice dating back 1,500 years. Ms. Yang has composed a program of meditative music that is designed to facilitate learning and deepen Six Healing Sounds Qigong practice. Students will learn how to properly "sing" the ancient chanting sounds, and will also receive instruction in traditional static and dynamic qigong, qi massage, and the best acupressure points for enhancing health, raising vitality and balancing the emotions.
On Sunday, February 10th 2013, Asian Arts hosted a second Six Healing Sounds workshop with Ms. Yang. This workshop reviewed the sounds covered in Ms. Yang's first workshop and added new sounds. It was both a fun and informative experience, with everyone leaving with smiles on their faces. Thank you Ms. Yang for a wonderful workshop, and all of the participants for attending.