The Golden Pillars are your foundation for health.
Having strong and vital legs is essential to walking, dance, movement, athletics, and outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, skiing, snowboarding, and biking. For many, having strong legs is also critical for their livelihood. And it's not just the legs, but the joints, including the hips, the knees, and the ankles.
Over time, many people experience problems in these important joints and end up having multiple surgeries like hip or knee replacements. This does not have to be your destiny!! Many injuries can be prevented through awareness and application of a few simple exercises.
Completing the 7-9 month long Golden Brushes can bring you to the next level in health and fitness. This powerful qi gong will help to heal any existing injuries, and strongly prevent future injuries from occurring. In addition, this level will significantly increase your balance, rootedness, strength, and flexibility. And not only that. In Chinese Medicine, our legs are the pathways of qi for several important organ systems, including the Spleen and Stomach, the Kidneys and Bladder, and the Liver and Gallbladder. Opening up these channels of qi will improve health in all of these Organ Systems and throughout the entire body!
Golden Pillars is part of the larger system of Jingui Qi Gong (qi gong means energy exercise, or skill). Golden Pillars, along with Golden Brushes (hands), and Golden Shield (abdomen) are the 3 entry levels to this system which can become a lifetime's worth of personal transformation.
Classes are taught by Matt Van Dyke, L.Ac. EAMP, an acupuncturist and herbalist in Bellingham with over 10 years of teaching experience.