Right, time for a random stream of consciousness post….
A recent post from Another Neijia Blog caught my attention when it popped up in my RSS feeds because it was talking about kettlebells.
Following that link, I wandered on to another, older, post on how to popularize qigong, based on yoga’s success.
Well, qigong comes in many shapes and forms. As I thought about it, my mind was drawn to the Five Animals qigong set that I briefly studied at the China Culture Centre in Beijing. In particular, the deer:
Now, I’ve got to say: this was on my mind because I’d been reminded of it as I watched one of Meyerhold’s biomechanics études on YouTube:
Also, I recently bought a book/DVD aimed at actors, The Vocal Arts Workbook and DVD – which contains a few qigong techniques.
So, I suppose, a way to promote qigong to a wider market would be to focus on actors and the media – many of whom, of course, are trendsetters. The focus would be on ‘breath’, ‘voice’ and ‘flow’…
…much of which sounds like systema, of course….