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Life, the World & the Universe

Teachings, Philosophy & Writing

by Peter Caughey

20 Jan Is your head disconnected to your body?

20/01/18

I conducted a One on One Qigong/Taiji class today and observed that the women I was teaching had a disconnection from the upper part of her body to the lower half. It was like they weren’t communicating with each other. I have seen this many times when people are walking and their legs are moving and it looks like the rest the body is following. I don’t think it’s a personal problem, I think it is a societal problem with more people spending a lot of time in their heads with the constant busy mind dilemma.

 

I gave her Qigong exercises to do to help reconnect the upper and lower parts of her body and a practice to help rectify this imbalance. By the end of the lesson her body was moving as a whole more fluidly, but she will need to keep practicing.

 

The annoying part is that you may not be aware if you are doing this or not and it will have become a normal way of moving to you. To keep a high level of health and to keep the energy or Qi and blood circulating efficiently this connection is vital, it’s like the steering wheel of your car not talking to the front wheels and the front wheels are just on auto pilot. In the human body this kind of disconnection can create hip, knee and back problems and pain.

 

I used another example to explain this dysfunction to this person, which was very effective. I gave her an example of it, it’s like talking from your head or talking from your whole body. Now this is difficult to write down and explain, I will give an example in the video I will put up on Youtube, which will better explain it. I talked to her from just my head then I talked from my whole body, the difference was quite noticeable and it definitely felt different saying it.

 

So I encourage you to watch yourself walking and observe how you walk and the next time your talking to somebody watch how you are talking to them. Is it from your head of your body/heart?

Try them both.

 

I will post a video on these upper and lower body connection exercises on YouTube, subscribe to my YouTube channel and you will get a link when I put it up.

Have a go at the exercises. Below is a link to the exercise.

https://youtu.be/JmlWVa_4eXA?rel=0

If you have any questions please ask.

 

Cheers

Pete C

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25 Dec Happy Christmas

Merry Christmas

25-12-17

 

I would like to take this time to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

I hope you have had a wonderful year and you have leant lots, experienced lots, made lots of new friends, listened to great new music, watched captivating new movies and sampled tasty new food.

I hope that you have helped people and that people have helped you and that you have empowered people and people have empowered you. That you have inspired people and people have inspired you and that you have listened to people and people have listened to you. That you have talked openheartedly to people and people have talked openheartedly to you and that you have cooked food for people and people have cooked food for you. That you have smiled at people and that people have smiled at you and that you have laughed with people and people have laughed with you.

I have gratitude that I have spent another year in this world with you.

 

Much love and care,

Pete C

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24 Aug How Qigong can help you find your purpose

 

In this short video I explain some of the benefits of Qigong and how it can help you to find your purpose.
 

 

When you’re going slow and you’re doing the exercises slowly,
and you’re breathing slow deep breaths inside the body,
it takes away the worry and it takes away the anxiety.
When the worry and anxiety lifts it has an effect of calming the mind.

 

Some of the effects that practicing Qigong will have:

 

• It takes away the confusion in your mind

• It takes away stress from your body

• And what you get back is a feeling of confidence

• You get a feeling of being courageous

• You have a feeling of connection with yourself and others

• You have a feeling of contentment in your life

• You become more creative and your mind and your heart are creative in any way

• it helps to develop your intuition and your ability to hear the inner voice talking to you and guiding you from your heart.

 

All of this increases when you’re going slowly and you’re feeling calmer.

 

To learn more about Qigong click here 

 

Cheers,

Pete C

 

 

 

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12 Aug What’s the difference between the Shi Ba Shi Taiji Qigong System to other Qigong Systems

 

 

 

 

In this video I explain the difference between the Shi Ba Shi Taiji Qigong System to other Qigong systems that I teach.

 

Wanaka & Havelock North October 2017

Qigong Teacher Training using the Shi Ba Shi Taiji Qigong System – Level 1

 

I’m looking forward to returning to New Zealand this October to run the next module in the Qigong Teacher Training certification programme.

If you’ve already attended one of my trainings it would be great to see you again and for those of you who haven’t attended one of my courses come along, you will learn a lot about yourself and about how energy moves in your body. These exercises are great for quietening the mind and having a peaceful heart. I encourage you to come and join me.

I love this system it’s one of my favourite sets of Qigong exercises and I practice it weekly. I’m sure you’ll enjoying learning and practicing them too.

This year I will be teaching the Shi Ba Shi Taiji Qigong System – level 1.

 

During the course we will be covering:

  • The foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • Qigong Medical Healing

  • Qigong Theory and Philosophy

  • The fundamentals of teaching and lesson planning

  • The 18 Qigong exercises of the Shi Ba Shi Taiji Qigong System and the medical applications for each exercise.

For more information click here.

 

If you’d like to book and reserve you place on the course click here.

 

This course will give you 20 hours towards the 200 hour Qigong Teacher Certification. Click here to learn more about the 200 hour certification programme.

 

If you are interested in learning Qigong and don’t necessarily want to become a teacher, this course will still be very valuable to you for a personal practice, your health and for your self growth.

This course can be attended by beginners and there is no requirement for any pre-knowledge or practice.

Please forward this email to anyone you think would benefit from attending this course.

To book or for more information click here.

Come and join me.
It will be great to see you on the course.

Cheers,

Pete C

 

For more information about my Bali Qigong courses or the 200 hour Qigong Teacher Training programme click here.

 

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25 Feb What is Qigong good for.

 

Qigong Teacher Training Course

In this short video I explain what the benefits of Qigong are in your life besides being good for your health.
Included is a simple exercise that you can practice called ‘Painting a rainbow across the sky’ from the Shi Ba Shi Taiji Qigong system. This exercise is great for the liver meridian and some of the benefits are that it aids the digestion, it helps to balance the emotions and quieten the mind.

For more information and courses contact:
info@petercaughey.com

If you would like to learn more about Qigong I will be running a Qigong teachers training course in Auckland, New Zealand 17 – 19 March and Bali, Indonesia 20 -24 July.

These courses are suitable for all levels, including beginners.

 

 

 

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18 Feb What is Qigong?

 

 

People often ask me – What is Qigong? This is a short video with an explanation and a simple exercise that you can practice so you can feel the Qi (energy) between your hands.

If you would like to learn more about Qigong I will be running a Qigong teachers training course in Auckland, New Zealand 17 – 19 March and Bali, Indonesia 20 -24 July.

These courses are suitable for all levels, including beginners.

 

 

 

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