So it is September again, and there is that sense of getting back to it after the break of the summer. The kids are back at school and the energy is about to begin the yin part of the cycle, back into autumn and winter, and then onto spring where it all begins again.

But now there is a sense of wanting that structure and discipline after letting it all go in the fire, (supposedly,) of summer. That`s why so many people come back to classes of all kinds at this time of year and especially I find my Qi Gong classes are busiest here. Because we all need discipline, structure and routine to help us get anywhere.

Qi Gong teaches us how to move our body with our breath in a coordinated, yet soft way, developing an awareness and quiet mind. It brings our structure into physical alignment and gives our minds direction through learning something new. We learn about our bodies, our health and what makes us tick by engaging with something new that challenges us.

The real challenge is to stick with it. Growth can only come through practice and commitment. Familiarity with simple Qi Gong movements creates a sense of comfort that changes physical structure and reveals a subtler sense of a more meditative, internal world.

That’s why I run my Qi Gong courses as pre-paid blocks of 6 weeks. Anyone is always welcome to come and try a class for free, the first one is so people can see if they like it, but after that I ask you to commit for a few weeks, to give yourself a chance of growing and learning something really useful and valuable.

A journey of 1000 miles begins with one step, this way, I just help you make those first few steps!

So please feel free to come and try a class, there will be a Free Class on Wednesday 12th September at 12 pm. All are welcome, the week after that we`ll begin with a short course exploring some basic ideas and movements central to all Tai chi and Qi Gong.

Please call Coast to book your place as numbers are limited. See you there and have fun!

Written by Jeremy Marshall