Wednesday, November 12, 2008

2008/11/12 - Intuflow and Qi Gong

For my no intensity day I worked slowly through the Intu-flow intermediate program. I really enjoy the fluidity of the movements and the way each level adds more sophistication. During some of the more wave like movements I almost felt like I was doing Tai Chi. There was also a lot of popping and clicking going on in my spine and neck during a lot of the movements. Maybe some of the more persistent tight spots are finally starting to let go.

After my Intu-flow set I worked through the Qi Gong set Steve taught during the IKFF certification. For newcomers to Qi Gong it is a very simple, compact set that does a good job of teaching the basics of Chinese energy work. Don't be fooled by the apparent simplicity though. In as little as ten minutes the set covers all of the Qi Gong fundamentals such as posture, relaxation, movement, stretching and even meditation. I probably worked for about ten minutes and was boiling hot and sweating after the practice. Good stuff!

1 comment:

Howie Brewer said...

The one problem I have with Intu-Flow, particularly as a warmup, is that it tends to relax me. Which is fine if I'm practicing it as a stand alone session, but as a warmup, not so much.