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Mythosomatic Qigong

Weekly Online Mythosomatic Qigong Classes

Tuesday mornings: 9:00am - 10:00am MST

$10 per class; New students always welcome.

We practice a huge width of the Mythosomatic Qigong forms (see below) during this ongoing series,

depending on the season, the needs of the participants and the fascination of the instructor.

Mythosomatics for Sexual Vitality

March, April, May 2022 

Wednesdays 5:00pm - 6:00pm MST in North America

(Thursday mornings in eastern Australia: 10am March 24, 31 and 9am beginning April 7)

We will be practicing the following forms from the Depth Sexuality program:

Erogeny, Eros Bridge, Transnumina, Jing Retrieval and Erotogenic Movements

The Mythosomatic Qigong Forms

Mythosomatic Qigong are choreographies or forms that derive from an initial concept of qigong as movement that is  characterized by a heightened awareness to nature and the medicinal potential of the body. It then goes further and conceives of these hieratic movements as not only related to the healing arts, but also to the psychological and spiritual, moving Mythosomatic Qigong toward dance and theater. A fundamental concept of these practices is that mythos (personal, cultural, and ancestral mythologies or stories) and soma (the felt experience of the body's materiality) combine in highly attuned movement to draw the body and the soul toward one another.

 

Three Pillars Qigong (for Trauma, Anxiety and Grief): This form, in its various iterations, was created in response to the modern epidemic of anxiety and trauma, with an understanding of the way that “biographical” trauma intersects with how the “infosphere” has colonized modes of self-sovereignty and human freedom. This series focuses on three essential stages of healing the “shatterment” of the Jing-Qi bridge, which is the passage between one’s destiny and one’s capacity to express it. The three pillars are “Parasympathis,” a coinage describing the active process of calming the nervous system; Neurogenesis, creating new neural pathways of Qi; and Reintegration, or the preparation of the field of qi for experience. This form embodies the understanding that the imagination is at the foundation of healing.

The Essential Goodness form is a stand-alone version of the third pillar of the Three Pillars form for Anxiety and Trauma. The energetic focus is the integration of the self with the world as well as the cosmic energies that backdrop everything in the world. It is to make the bridge from our original, authentic desire with its proper objects. All of these forms embody sensuality, but not ecstasy. They are energetic totems of embrace of self, spirit and the world.

The Hieratic Stances are the sacred human “architectures” of a vast field of human psychospiritual qualities and archetypes. The series follows a careful, systematic pattern with respect to the powers and energies that are enhanced, harvested, and expressed in each of the stances. As such, the stance series is, in reality, an original qigong form of static poses that are fluidly connected. The word “hieratic” in this usage means a heightened sacred and devotional attitude suited to the invocation of numinous power.

The Mythos Cycle is comprised of ten qigong forms that are combined fluidly and gracefully, covering all of the zangfu organs of Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well as the archetypal, mythopoetic, and spiritual attributes of qigong as expressed in Post-Daoist philosophy. It is the combination of spirituality and physiology that makes this form particularly potent and profound.

The Immunity Form touches on the internal essence of the organs related to each of the Five Realms in order to abet and nourish the immune system during this time of the pandemic. Immunity is not only about creating a kind of armor or shield of protection around the body, but it is also about creating an attitude of flourishing, which is health. 

Essential Yin, Yang and Yun Forms: These forms reflect the teachings of “Post-Daoism,” a new branch of philosophy created by Zhenevere Sophia Dao, representing radical revaluations of “inherited” or classical Daoism. Post-Daoism includes new understandings of Yin-Yang Theory and the introduction of a new Post-Daoist essence: Yun, and Post-Daoist 5-Realms Theory (as distinct from inherited 5-Element Theory). The forms tonify the organs according to the energies of these three essences, both from a medicinal and psycho-spiritual point of view.

The Four Yijing Seasonal Transition Forms (The Cosmic Soma): Although all of Mythosomatic Qigong is archetypal and totemic, that is to say, an expression of cosmic forces within the human body, these four qigong forms are especially designed to apprehend and express the energies of change and transition—the living Dao—of personal and cosmic flux. They focus on the ways that the human being can embody the numinous or spiritual dimension of being through forms of sacred somatics. Done all together, this series is called “The Cosmic Soma,” which represents the energetic bridge between the human and the beyond-human worlds. As such, these forms of qigong are deeply spiritual rites of prayer.

The Creation Cycle is a 10-form series that, like the Cosmic Soma, moves through the 5 Realms from Wood to Water, but in a more condensed way. Touching the elemental, emotional, archetypal, and atmospheric energies of the transitions in the Creation Cycle, it stabilizes and orients energy within the inevitability of change.

The Eros Bridge Form is a 7-form series designed for individuals who seek a slow, gentle approach to their sensual selves and their sexual potential, or who are negotiating some form of non-acute sexual trauma. It  is designed specifically to slowly and accountably grow faith in one’s sexual body—or to grow back faith after one has been traumatized by the discrepancy between their native desire and their actual sexual experiences.

The Power Series understands that real power is the embodiment of a sensitivity that is capable of perceiving disharmony and having the personal agency to make harmony in a situation. This form is about discovering somatically what power feels like when there is no recourse to leverage, coercion or manipulation. An important form for activists.

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Your online 3 Pillars class this morning was truly excellent!

The sound, rhythm, and quality of your voice and sunny presence was right there inviting me to be in the room with you...just like your in-person classes!

It was a powerful experience!

Deep gratitude for this service which you are providing for the community

and building a strong house/new abode for us to dwell within.

 

Aleta Braun

Student, Santa Fe, New Mexico