(halachic) Qigong

 

 

This is a video of playful partner Qigong training called Taiji (Tai Chi) Push Hands

This Qigong is to develop health, confidence and relaxation.

Its influenced by years in TaiJI and hard style martial arts (Wing Chung, wrestling, karate), but with a minimization of the the martial aspect and a maximization of the dance, breathing, relaxation, visualization etc…

 

Efraim has taught an estimated 4000 classes in meditation, yoga and qigong.

Sessions are available on skype, in private or in groups.

Skype sessions focus mainly on helping you choose a qigong program in your locale, supporting your development under your chosen school, and basic simple training.  Especially qigong basic practice concepts

 

Group Class is Sundays through Thursdays at Independence Park in Jerusalem at 5 to 615 pm.  Call to confirm. Minimum of three registered are required to run classes.  Registration by 10 am in the morning of the class. 40 sheckels per class. Men only.

Work exchange available.

(Combination class of Yoga and Martial Arts also available)

 

This is a nice explanation of what is Qigong. Hes an amazing teacher at the same time I feel his system is not 100% kosher. (see below for more about this)

 

The application of halacha to Qigong distinguishes Jerusalem Health from nearly every other Qigong School in the world. In short Jewish Medical Ethics aims to screen out unsavory elements of the practice and culture, of which there are potentially limitless.  I don’t mean to sound snobby but even a surface look at the Qigong world will reveal a circus parts of which are  better to miss. Just as the modern Circus is letting go of animal captivity and torture, so its time for Qigong to let go of much baggage.  The halacha is one way and I personally have found the best way to do this.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_medical_ethics

 

for a kosher approach to Martial Arts in Jerusalem, Jerusalem Health recommends

https://www.facebook.com/Abir-Qesheth-Hebrew-Warrior-Arts-126620522515/