This five-week series will connect you with the history and the principles of the ancient healing art form of Qigong, specifically, the form referred to as the Eight Pieces of Brocade. This Qigong practice is effective in building up energy throughout the body, particularly in the arms and legs, where it then can flow and circulate through the internal organs. As all the energy channels in the body are addressed through gentle stretching and twisting movements, practitioners are able to release and relax the entire body, blood and energy flow increases, and internal organs are strengthened. By the end of the series, you will have a firm understanding of this simple practice, and be able to integrate it into your daily life. Open to all levels. Cost is $75. For more information visit www.theyogasanctuary.biz or call 941.505.YOGA (9642).