QiYoga By Bart Wagar
Qi is an active principle forming part of any living thing. Qi is frequently translated as “energy flow”, and Yoga is loosely translated into “yoke”, or “the act of yoking or harnessing”. It is our goal to combine these two amazing principles. You will build energy and harness its power guiding you to an increased sense of well-being. Our program combines Yoga, Tai Chi, and Qigong, into a simple flow of movement that when connected to breath is an energy building experience guaranteed to get you off the couch. Anyone at any age can move forward on a path to greater mobility. You can use this program as a stepping stone to a more dynamic practice, or simply ease into its meditative flow achieving a greater sense of self.
All you will need is loose fitting clothing some water and the willingness to take the first step
Performance Breathing By Bart Wagar
Breath is the essence of life!
Everyone enters the world on an inhalation and leaves the world on an exhalation, how we breathe in between is what sets us apart. Breath supports the concept of give and take; with each breath we exchange ten billion trillion atoms. The air we breathe connects us with every living thing that has ever taken a breath, so we should be aware of this gift.
The purpose of this program is to bring awareness to breath, from our life force and vitality, our daily yoga practice, and our athletic performance. We will practice pranayama breathing exercises from Bhastrika (bellows breath), through Ujjayi, (success breath). We will apply breath work in action as it applies to the bandhas, and embrace vital energy. We will follow this up with 11 modern training and performance breathing concepts that can be applied to any yoga practice or athletic endeavor. You don’t want to show up to the studio, golf course, field, rink, etc. without these tools in your toolbox.
You take approximately seventeen thousand breaths each day which over a lifetime totals about 500 million breaths. Your breathing supports every experience you have ever had from that first inhale to the last exhale. Breath is life! Make it count!