TALK - a double presentation by
The South of Scotland Golden Eagles Project and
The Southern Uplands Partnership
Wednesday, 15 May, 7.30 pm.
A CHANCE TO HEAR ALL ABOUT THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF BOTH OF THESE LOCAL INITIATIVES.
PHILIP MUNRO, THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH OFFICER OF THE SSGEP, WILL EXPLAIN THE BACKGROUND TO THE PROJECT TO ENHANCE THE GOLDEN EAGLE POPULATION IN OUR AREA AND WHY IT IS NEEDED, WHAT THEY ARE DOING AND HOW SUCCESSFUL IT IS. FIND OUT HOW GOLDEN EAGLES, EDWARD, EMILY AND BEAKY ARE THRIVING IN OUR AREA.
PIP TABOR HAS BEEN THE PROJECT MANAGER FOR SUP SINCE IT WAS FOUNDED IN 1999.
HE WILL EXPLAIN THE ETHOS OF SUP WHICH WAS SET UP BY LOCAL PEOPLE TO KEEP THE COMMUNITIES AND COUNTRYSIDE OF THE SOUTH OF SCOTLAND ALIVE AND HEALTHY. HE WILL INFORM US OF THE VARIOUS PROJECTS THAT IT SUPPORTS AND WHAT ALL OF US MIGHT DO TO HELP.
Entry on the door, £3, children free
Light refreshments included
For further information phone 01573 460325
VILLAGE HALL COMMITTEE AGM and COMMITTEE MEETING
Wednesday 22 May, AGM 7.00 pm., committee meeting 7.30 pm.
For a tiny village, Smailholm puts on a wealth of activities, both one off plays, concerts, ceilidhs, etc., and a variety of regular classes and groups. All this needs organising! Come along and join the committee, or just get involved in the bits that interest you.
2 Qigong Workshops
Learn Wu Qin Xi - ‘5 Animals Play’
Sun. 16th. June (Part 1) Sun.14th. July (Part 2)
Join Jane Miller at the village hall for two wonderful days of fun, fitness and relaxation. Each of the two parts to this set of exercises can be taken as a stand alone day of qigong practice or combined to learn the full set. The training is divided into two parts to give sufficient attention to learning each one of the 5 animals well and is suitable for beginners and more experienced practioners.
Our day will begin with registration and welcome at 9.30 ready for starting practice at 10.00 and will finish at 4.30. A delicious vegetarian (vegan friendly) lunch will be provided and drinks and snacks will be available at break times.
The cost for each day is £40.00 or £70.00 if you book and pay for both workshops together. Lunch and refreshments are included in the price.
Booking is essential as numbers are limited by the capacity of the hall.
To book call Jane Miller on 07962 162 464
What is Wu Qin Xi, (五禽戲) “5 Animal Play”?
It is a set of qigong exercises developed during the period 202 BC - 220 AD (Han dynasty) Each of the 5 animals has two exercises designed to improve the functioning of the body and mind, with emphasis on the corresponding yin and yang internal organs.
relates to the wood element, the season of spring, the liver and gallbladder. The liver's emotion is anger and has many important functions including storing blood (Xue), ensuring the smooth movement of qi in the body and housing the ethereal soul (hun). Liver Xue nourishes the sinews, therefore, allowing physical exercise.
relates to the water element, the season of winter, the kidneys and bladder. The kidney’s emotion is fear. They are often referred to as the "root of life" as they store
essence (jing). Jing determines basic constitution, is derived by our parents and established at conception. The kidneys are the foundation of yin and yang in the body.
relates to the earth element, the season of late summer, the spleen and stomach. The spleen’s emotion is worry and is the central organ in the production of the qi (gu qi) which is derived from the food and drink, we ingest.
relates to the fire element, the season of summer, the heart and small intestine. The heart is considered the most important or the 'emperor' of the internal organs. It relates to the emotion joy and its main function is to govern and circulate xue (blood) in the vessels, to nourish tissues and house the mind (Shen).
relates to the metal element and the season of autumn, the lungs and large intestine. The Lungs emotion is sadness and governs qi and respiration, while being in charge of inhalation and the regulation of water passages. They are the
intermediary organ between man and his environment, in charge of qi regulation particularly in the blood vessels to assist the heart in controlling blood circulation.
You do not need to know anything about Chinese beliefs to enjoy and benefit from learning and practicing these exercises.
The workshop is facilitated by Jane Miller, who trained as
an instructor with The British Health Qigong Association.
or telephone 01573 460254