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4-Day Online Qigong Fasting (Bigu) Workshop with Dr. Kevin Chen

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Energetic fasting (Bigu), a health-longevity practice from Dao, is probably the best defense COVID-19, the best investment in your health!

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Background:  The outbreak of COVID-19 has changed almost everything in our lives. As the outbreak spread in America and around the world, there is no sign of effective treatment or vaccine in a short time. Your best defense against the pandemic is still the strength of your immune system. When you get a lot of time at home, have you thought of invest some time in your own health for the unknown future? For the second time during pandemic we are offering the teaching of ancient Daoist wellness practice — Bigu (energetic fasting) — online in response to the global pandemic of corona-virus (COVID-19). This is probably the best time for you to invest in your own health and wellbeing through Qigong fasting (Bigu) training….

Qigong fasting, or Bigu (避谷), has long been a tradition for health  and longevity in Daoist & Buddhist practice.  There are many documented benefits from reduced calorie-intake and fasting, especially in terms of slowing down aging process, detoxifying body, cleansing digest system, and increasing bio-energy balance.  A recent research reported that fasting for 2 days could promote cell regeneration of the immune system. The 2016 Nobel Prize for medicine (Autophagy) supports the health benefits of fasting.   A recent review of fasting studies in scientific literature (Longo & Mattson 2013, Cell Metabolism) came to the conclusion that “fasting has the potential to delay aging and help prevent and treat diseases while minimizing the side effects caused by chronic dietary interventions.”   In June 2000, a national conference was hold in Penn State University to explore health benefits and scientific research of  Qigong Bigu with 500+ attendants.  With appropriate guidance and careful monitoring, Qigong fasting (with gulping qi and other qigong exercises) can be a safe and effective way for health and healing, and for boosting outcomes of Qigong practice.  http://www.scribd.com/doc/40294944/Bigu-Conference-Report-PennState-June-2000

Some recent studies (Cheng et al. 2014; Brandhorst et al. 2015) reported that fasting can regenerate the entire immune system, here is how:  http://themindunleashed.org/2015/01/fasting-can-regenerate-entire-immune-system-heres.html    Brandhorst et al (2015) claims that “A periodic diet that mimics fasting promotes multi-system regeneration, enhanced cognitive performance, and healthspan.

Fasting is also important part of Yang-Sheng practice in China, Dr. Martin Eisen wrote a nice article about energetic fasting for Yang Sheng a while ago.  Here is a link about his article: http://yang-sheng.com/?p=3874.

Dr. Michael Mosley made a documentary on “Eat, Fast and Live Longer” for BBC. Here is a link to view the entire documentary:   http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xvdbtt_eat-fast-live-longer-hd_shortfilms  It is not surprised that scientists have long been interested in the relationship between fasting and longevity. 

What? 

With years of personal experience and study of Bigu, Dr. Kevin Chen from University of Maryland School of Medicine will offer his unique teaching of Qigong fasting at Zoom platform. The class or workshop will teach (and practice) the following:

  • The basic theory and principles of Qigong fasting,
  • The Mind technique of Bigu fasting (Mindset) — synchronize with the immortals and Gods
  • Preparation skills for a fasting (physically and mentally)
  • Information leading to fasting status (信息辟谷)
  • The specific techniques on how to fast, including turtle breathing, skin-breathing meditation, gulping Qi fasting (服气辟谷), Five-element Bigu Cleansing Qigong, Exchange energy with the trees, and a set of fasting Qigong exercises
  • In-take fasting pill skills
  • Acupressure for fasting
  • How to assess if you are doing it right, and what to do if you feel very hungry
  • How to break the fasting (resume normal eating)
  • Daily Q&A session.

Dr. Chen will share the techniques on how to cleanse and purify your body, including the liver, kidney and lungs, and lead the daily qigong practice during the training. Cleansing your body & blood of toxins helps balancing your energy! Students have joint Dr. Chen twice a year in the past for this type of training & spiritual practice…. The class will not only make your fasting easier and less suffering, but also share some ancient wisdom on diet and body cleanse in daily life.

When: November 12--15, 2020 (Thursday to Sunday)

  • November 12 (Thursday): 6:00 to 10:00pm (EST)
  • Nov. 13 (Friday): 10am to 12noon (EST, qigong practice) and 7:00–9:30pm (EST, Lecture + Q&A) note: we delay the starting time so that people from Western coast can catch the class easily)
  • Nov. 14 (Saturday): 10am to 12noon (EST, qigong practice) and 7:00–9:30pm (EST, Lecture + Q&A )
  • Nov. 15 (Sunday): 10:00–1:00pm (EST)

Note: in case that you have to miss 1 or 2 class due to work or other commitment, we will have video-recording of the class available for you to catch up at a later point.

Where: Online Workshop with Zoom Platform. You need a computer (either desk-top or laptop) with multi-media (camera, speaker and microphone) or a iPad (or something like that) to effectively attend the video conference for qigong practice and for attending PPT presentation. In case that you did not have a good computer with multimedia, a smart phone is required to do it through Zoom platform. Download Zoom APP from: https://zoom.us/

Note: The conditions that may not be appropriate to go through energetic fasting (Bigu) at this moment:

  • Those who is currently having mental disorders, or a history of mental illness.
  • Extreme physical weakness, or those who are so ill that cannot take care of themselves.
  • Patients with following severe symptoms: internal bleeding or vomiting blood, ulcer perforation, serious infarction particularly, severe heart disease and angina pectoris, severe kidney disease, and the stage 2-3 pulmonary tuberculosis.
  • The patients who have long-term use of insulin or epinephrine, or the liver, kidney and other organ transplant recipients.
  • Growing children (under 17) and adults with less than 85 lb. in weight.

Please email Dr. Kevin Chen at Qigong4us at hotmail.com for more information.  Thanks!

For more Information:  http://yang-sheng.com/?p=12117 

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