The diaphragm is a fascinating muscle. Did you know that it’s a muscle? Well it is, and it’s probably the most unusual muscle in the body. Without it, you can’t breathe. It works automatically, but you can control it. It is shaped like an parachute when you are exhaling. It has holes in it. And it can make or break your Qi Gong and Taijiquan practice!!
Join me in an interactive class on April 5th to learn about the diaphragm… and more! I will teach you about all of the muscles in your trunk – the “lats, abs and traps”, to name a few – muscles that, along with the diaphragm, are key to the power and health available to you through the practice of Taijiquan and Qi Gong. I’ll use pictures, palpation and active participation in Taijiquan and Qi Gong to demonstrate how these muscles work in your practice. I’ll show you why learning how these muscles function is so important to your practice, and what you can gain by increasing your awareness of them.
Saturday, April 5th 1p-3p
taught by Allison Helm
Senior Instructor/Taoist Sanctuary
Director of Rehabilitation Services/ UC San Diego Health System
All-around Expert of the Anatomy of Taijiquan and Qi Gong
More detailed information can be found here. Please preregister, handouts will be distributed prior to the class via email.