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Hello dear readers,


We are still in Autumn, which is the Lung season.

Now is the best time to practise Lung Strengthening Qigong Exercises to prevent or alleviate respiratory health challenges and increase your resistance to colds and flu. E.g.


From the Tai Chi Chi Gung “Shibashi” Set we practise at An Sanctoir, Ballydehob:

  • Open the Chest Wide”

  • Pigeon Spreads Its Wings”

  • Swing Arms To Disperse Clouds”, also for pericardium channels & clearing the head.

  • Scoop Water From The Sea And Look Up At The Sky”, also dissolves tension, pain & anger.


From the Tai Chi Chi Gung “Lohan Hands” Set we practise at the SMA, Wilton, Cork.

  • The Wild Goose Flies In The Air”, great lung workout.

  • Shoot Arrows Left and Right”, also combats sadness and hypertension.

  • Green Dragon Separating Water” also helps poor posture and a nervous disposition.


Eating the right foods also helps. Pungent Foods like Garlic and Onions are good for the heart and lungs, reducing inflammation, lower cholesterol, and fight infection.

Cruciferous Vegetables – Cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and kale are rich in chlorophyll (cleans and builds blood) and contain some very effective antioxidants.

Also great for lung energy and more or less in season are almonds, daikon radish, potatoes, turnip, parsnip, rutabaga, apple, pear, carrots, rice, oats, sesame seeds.


Learn more at the new courses starting:


West Cork on going courses; Friday  16 November in Ballydehob, 9.30 AM.

Work on Lungs and Kidneys Qigong & Meditation, then the whole Shibashi set.


Cork on going courses begin Tuesday 20 November at the SMA, Wilton,18.00 I will start with basics and getting into qi flow, this is what gives the health and energy benefits.

We will work on the Lungs, then Kidney (winter) qigong up to xmas.

The special workshop at the Nano Nagle Birthplace Centre in Ballygriffin

Is on Sunday 25th November from 10 AM – 4.30 PM


If you would like a free place then find 3 people who commit to €80 payment. Ask for my IBAN (electronic banking) or send a cheque until 20 November. It's €95 at the door.


Included with all lessons is a password to reach the on-line resources & support.


Telephone: 00353 23 885 7370 Mobile: 086 1591881


Keep belly breathing,


Mark van Dam

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