Mindfulness & Nature Movements / Qi Gong
& Ogham Tree Essences
'Beo & Be' - Mindfulness & Nature Movements / Qi Gong
'Beo' is the Irish word for alive, living & active. 'Be' represents being present & embracing the now, living moment to moment. Together 'Beo & Be' represents is a balance & harmony of energy... such as activity & quiet, movement & mindfulness, song & serenity, fire & water.
Mindfulness & Nature Movements are gentle, grounding movements focusing on breathing & the body’s energy. It is a calming space to benefit Health & nurture our connection to nature’s rhythms.
Ogham trees are integrated into each class to nurture calm, healing and feeling grounded.
• Nourishes Health
Growth of Self-Awareness & Self-Care
Nurtures inner balance, strength & harmony
Rooted in earthly energy & the feeling of being grounded
Encouragement of Kindness, Respect, Support, Self-Belonging, Understanding & Togetherness
Mindfulness means presence & awareness… being yourself & living in the now. It is our natural state as humans & it is the ability to manage, nourish & express our own energy.
Movement benefits the body’s flow of energy, core strength & mind-body-spirit connection. Practicing connecting the awareness of nature with moving is mindfulness in motion. This benefits the Health of internal organs, muscles & tendons, inner balance, strengthen core & immunity. Brenda has a holistic approach. It is rooted in overall experience, in Qi Gong (roots of Tai-Chi), Mindfulness/Meditation, Health Science diploma within UCD Physiotherapy studies & Sports (hockey).
- Alongside many more forms of movement, the practice of Qi Gong evolved from awareness of nature. It is a self-healing breathing & movement practice. It originates in ancient Chinese medicine & integrates focusing the mind, physical postures & breathing awareness. Qi means life energy that flows through all living things, nature & humans. Gong means steady practice & growing in skill.
- Tapping and Acu-Pressure release tension quickly, restores & strengthens natural harmony. Tai-Chi evolved from Qi Gong. It is dynamic movement good for health, speed of body coordination & reflexes.
Ogham Tree Essences
Ogham Tree Essences give us the opportunity to connect deeply with our lives. The knowledge of the trees gives insight and supportive understanding. There are 13 Native Irish Trees. We will work with a tree each week. In this class, we explore and take care of the body’s systems and energy. Gentle and deep movements release pain and blockages. Moving mindfully restores our natural flow and harmony. These uplifting movements such as the mountain, the river and the eagle, support the organs and body’s natural structure. We focus on gentle tendon stretching which benefits bone marrow health and the muscle function. This helps to prevent or clear chronic issues such as bone density issues, or more acute injuries such as a pulled muscle. By supporting our physical structure this has a warming feeling and glowing ripple affect to benefit mental health and spiritual health. Qi Gong gives us the opportunity to deal with every aspect of our health, which is a vast multi-dimensional world! It is about transforming stress into vitality and wisdom. We can deal effectively with overwhelm, stress and pressures of the external world with resilience, understanding and compassion.