Monday, December 6, 2010

Wujifa Zhan Zhuang Qigong Class Offered

I will be leading a six week, introductory Wujifa Zhan Zhuang Qigong class as part of the University of Michigan's "M-Healthy" program. Here is the course description:
Develop internal strength for Tai-chi, Ba-gua, Xing-yi, and enhance your Qi-gong and Yoga practice. Develop a feeling of intention-kinesthetic connectedness and whole-body strength through the traditional Chinese zhan zhuang and other tailored mind-body exercises. Visit
The class is Tuesdays, January 18 - February 22, 2011 between 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. at the main University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Cost is $60 for non-U-M participants.

For more information call 734-975-3024 or email:

Click here for information about M-Healthy Exercise and Relaxation Classes.

Click here for Class Descriptions. Classes are listed alphabetically.

Click here for Registration Information. Registration is now open. Use Registration/Activity Code Number: 717209-01

Hope to see you there!

The specific location is "2C224 UH" which can be translated as:
"UH" means the main university hospital.
"2" means the second floor.
"C" means "Area C" which is near the Friends Gift Shop and the Cafeteria.
"224" is the room number of one of the classrooms/meeting rooms in the hallway behind the Friends Gift Shop.

1 comment:

  1. Qigong—Chinese mind/body exercises--helped me immensely in my successful battles with four bouts of supposedly terminal bone lymphoma cancer in the early nineties. I practiced standing post meditation, one of the most powerful forms of qigong--as an adjunct to chemotherapy, which is how it should always be used.
    Qigong kept me strong in many ways: it calmed my mind--taking me out of the fight-or-flight syndrome, which pumps adrenal hormones into the system that could interfere with healing. The deep abdominal breathing pumped my lymphatic system—a vital component of the immune system. In addition, qigong energized and strengthened my body at a time when I couldn't do Western exercise such as weight-lifting or jogging--the chemo was too fatiguing. And it empowered my will and reinforced it every day with regular practice. In other words, I contributed to the healing process, instead of just depending solely on the chemo and the doctors. Clear 14 years and still practicing!

    Bob Ellal
    Author, ‘Confronting Cancer with the Qigong Edge’