WHAT IS ENERGY FLOW // CALLIGRAPHY ? LEARN MORE HERE
ENERGY FLOW CLASSES with DAN at ADELAIDE YOGA FLOW
EVERY MONDAY 7am
EVERY TUESDAY 6pm
LAST SATURDAY 9.30am OF EVERY MONTH
ENERGY FLOW is what we call Calligraphy Yoga at ADELAIDE YOGA FLOW is innovative and contempory but at the same time deeply bedded in the traditional holistic practices of India and China.
It is a fusion of four long established traditions. Each of these contributes to forge a distinctive synthesis that is suitable for anyone who wants to improve their physical health, strengthen their psychological resilience and cultivate their internal energetic reserves.
The fundamental purpose of ENERGY FLOW is to prolong life by increasing internal energy (Qi), NOT by extreme stretching.
Flexibility will come with time, especially as the body loosens, in fact it will be automatic.
There will be no need to force tendons or ligaments.
ENERGY FLOW // Calligraphy Yoga is concerned primarily with energy production.
Common Questions asked and answered by Master Yang -
Q: Is ENERGY FLOW / Calligraphy Health appropriate for men and women?
A: Yes, Calligraphy Health’s programs and training can be followed by both men and women alike. There is no gender specificity to the training. However, Master Yang can tailor a program to suit a person’s personal needs.
Q: Is there an age limit to practising ENERGY FLOW / Calligraphy Health Systems?
A: No, there isn’t. Master Yang has carefully crafted a variety of training methods to ensure anyone can benefit from his Calligraphy Health System. For example the Meridian Training System which is a program for the elderly (75+) and Calligraphy Yoga which is generally suited to those under 65.
Q: Is flexibility a prerequisite for ENERGY FLOW / Calligraphy Yoga?
A: No. Calligraphy Yoga’s main goal is to increase the production of internal energy or “Qi”, also known as bio-magnetic energy, as well as improve the three main circulations of the body (mental, blood and digestive). Calligraphy Yoga is the coming together of breathing with relaxation and tension to produce a physiological change in the body. Stretching is a by-product, or just one of the varieties of changes experienced with Calligraphy Yoga.
Q: How is it different from other yoga styles?
A: Unlike other styles of yoga, Calligraphy Yoga works with changing the physiology of the human body by increasing the production of “Qi” or bio-magnetic energy in body. As stated above, this is guiding the body’s chemistry through predefined pathways to provide healing, health and longevity. Moreover, Calligraphy Yoga works on the three main circulations in the human body (mental, blood and digestive), to produce an overall affect on a person’s health. This something that cannot be produced by stretching alone; lone stretching can often make a yoga practitioner appear dry (skin and joints). Additionally, the Calligraphy Yoga movements are based on a 3 dimensional sphere. This stretches the body’s connective tissues and muscles in a much more comprehensive manner than traditional static/flowing yoga postures.
Q: Will I feel “Qi” energy right from the start?
A: Some people do, some don’t. Some people feel the signs of “Qi” development; tingling, or heat, in the hands and fingers, even a magnetic signal. All of these are sure signs that you are starting to develop and increase your body’s “charge”. Over time however, everyone will feel energy as long as they are training correctly under a qualified instructor.
Q: Can this style help with weight loss and obesity issues?
A: Of course. Calligraphy Health’s movements open the body’s channels and meridians, improving blood flow. Its 3-dimensional movements also deeply massage the internal viscera. Hormones, intra-abdominal fat, intestinal/bowel function, heart function and blood pressure are all regulated and controlled through the postures and breathing of Calligraphy Health. Calligraphy Health brings the body back into balance. If you are overweight, your weight will decrease. If you are underweight, your weight will increase. This is the nature of the system.
Q: How soon will I feel the effects of the movement?
A: The effects of Calligraphy Health training will be felt within 3-6 months of starting. The body, and mind, will start to feel lighter, calmer and more grounded. Furthermore, you will start to feel Qi running through your body but especially in the hands. Old injuries will start to feel less painful and your mood will lift. This is the start of the ‘happiness sea’ that every Calligraphy Health practitioner is heading towards.
LEARN MORE ABOUT DAN'S TEACHER, MASTER YANG:
Master Yang Zhen Hua has trained for more than 45 years in Chinese systems of martial arts and Qi Gong, as well as Buddhism and Chinese philosophy. After migrating to Australia in 1992 Master Yang began training personally selected students in his Yang Mian System, and then in 2000 began working with a wider range of students. Some of these students were from a yoga background, including a number of yoga teachers, all looking for an explicit and practical way to engage with the body’s energetic system. Calligraphy Yoga has grown from Master Yang’s experience and training fused with the yoga he has learnt from his students.
Four separate openings to deep spiritual understanding over the last 16 years have guided Master Yang’s insight into bringing Calligraphy Yoga to its present maturity. Just as a fish moves effortlessly in all directions, or a baby moves without effort or tension, Calligraphy Yoga builds a natural body where movement becomes free-flowing, light, easy and intuitive.
The health of the body is profoundly influenced by Calligraphy Yoga, because it helps to restore natural balance. It is this restoration of natural order, natural action and natural balance into the human system that provides the basis for better health and a more fulfilling life. Ailments such as asthma, disc problems, muscle soreness, even old injuries improve or drop away. Movement becomes freer and looser as the body grows stronger and healthier, more balanced and in-tune with nature.