High Street 26
Steve Cosimano began yoga practice at the age of 20 under the guidance of Paramahansa Yogananda with the Self-Realization Fellowship and began Taoist practice in 1993 with Master Mantak Chia. Since that time he has continued to learn different energy healing practices, in gratitude, from various teachers. His main concentration is in Medical and Spiritual Qigong, Neigong and Longevity Practices. As a form of gentle exercise, Taoist Yoga or Qigong is composed of movements that are typically repeated, strengthening and stretching the body, increasing fluid movement (blood, synovial, and lymph) and improving balance. It is suitable for all age groups and all physical conditions. Qigong, Tai Chi and Bagua Practice creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs. Classes provide general healing practices and individual practices to improve posture and respiration, reduce stress, induce the relaxation response, cause favorable changes in blood chemistry, and improve self-awareness and concentration. Research suggests that Qigong may be beneficial for Asthma, Arthritis, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, Pain, and a wide variety of common ailments, while revitalizing the endocrine system, and reprograming the Body/Mind for continued health, longevity and spiritual development.
Steve has taught classes at Yoga Studios, Plaza Fitness, No Limits Fitness, Yoga Festivals, The Albany NanoTech Park, MVP HealthCare, the YMCA and National Health Conferences and has a studio in Albany, NY.
In this workshop we will begin with some Ji Ben Gong Movements that are specific to Baguazhang. These movements will teach the body to become younger and are a great benefit in bringing Longevity into the body as you stretch the fascia and tendons. I will describe why you would want to practice these movements and show the Mind Body connection and how it is made through movement. By developing a regular daily routine of correct and consistent practice, one may regain youthful vitality, maintain health, promote longevity and recover from illness. Qigong harmonizes the body, mind and spirit connections. You will come away from this Practice feeling more centered and balanced.