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Song Ho Health Center’s Classes in

Qigong & Tai Chi

Summer 2018


An Ancient Practice—Enhanced for the 21st Century

by Master Nianzu Li

Every sound we hear has positive or negative effects on health and consciousness. Long ago, Chinese masters found that six (toned) sounds deeply, precisely and positively, influence the function of our organs, our energy level and states of mind.

For 2,000 years, Chinese doctors and patients have used the Six Healing Sounds Qigong (SHS) practice to clear the organs of toxins, inflammation and negative emotions (yes, really!), long considered the sources of illness and unhappiness. (Specific emotions are held within the different organs.) The longevity of traditional Chinese doctors is attributed to their use of this qigong, since it can discharge “sickness qi” picked up from patients.

The combination of toning, specific breathing techniques, and simple movement initiates vigorous, deep healing. SHS is extremely calming and over time helps to release depression and unhealthy emotional patterns. It has a direct and immediate impact on obstructions in the lungs and sinus cavities, enhancing deeper breathing and bringing more power into the Lower Dantien (the body’s biological power station).

Several years ago, Master Li added a dynamic component to SHS Qigong—using four tones for each sound. While this may not sound interesting, keep in mind that all sounds are frequencies with the potential to enhance or diminish health or to tonify (strengthen) or sedate (calm) our various energies. Adding this element (four high to low tones) automatically balances yin/yang of all the organs. It is extremely easy to do and takes no additional time. One student shared this practice helped him relax his hyper-thinking at night, enabling him to overcome insomnia. We believe no one interested in self-regulation should be without this classic—and now enhanced—healing exercise.

Tue, 7:30-8:30 p.m., July 10 – August 28; Fee: $148 by July 7; $160 after July 7 DVD available for $21.20 (optional but strongly recommended)


with Peggy Li

Time for review and refresh! We will practice Soaring Crane Qigong, Hua Shan Qigong and Tai Chi Fundamentals, with the usual valuable warm-ups from the qigong and “energy medicine” repertoire. Hone your practice, keep learning, strengthen your essential self, and enjoy the wonderful Thursday morning group energy. Don’t know all the styles? No worries! Every qi exercise class is an opportunity to balance health and create inner peace. Qigong and tai chi are slow—on purpose! You can follow along with whatever is new for you. Questions? Call us!

Thurs., 10:30—11:30 a.m., July 12—August 30; Fee: $148 by July 7; $160 after July 7

Location & How to Register

Please mail a check with name, email address, and phone numbers to the center. Or call 301-625-4801 to charge the fee. NOTE: BOTH classes are held at this location: Christ Congregational Church, 9525 Colesville Road, Silver Spring 20901. We thank you and greatly look forward to having you in our classes.

The Instructors

Nianzu Li began formal studies of China’s healing exercises in the 1970s and is heir to the practices of Lang Ye Mountain Taoist School through his mentor, Dr. Yangzhong Shang. Nianzu’s father, the late Professor John B.Y. Lee, was a student and close friend of renowned qigong master and martial artist Wang Xiangzhai. From this early exposure and extensive background as a practitioner of Chinese medicine and qi exercise, Nianzu has evolved his own exercise style and creations, which he shares with clients and students. Li offers a free class every Sunday morning at a local park. Please call us for details.

Peggy Li has been a passionate student of Chinese medicine for more 40 years. Formerly, she practiced Asian-style bodywork and energy medicine (after graduating from the Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner Program). She discovered tai chi in 1985, meeting her principle qigong teacher Nianzu Li in 1987. She has taught at the University of Maryland and other organizations, including Song Ho Health Center, since 1994. She has taken professional-level training in Emotional Freedom Techniques (an “energy-psychology” approach to healing emotions), which she offers to clients at the center.

“Join us for great adventures in qi exercise!”

Song Ho Health Center • 805 Winhall Way • Silver Spring, MD • (301) 625-4801

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