QiGong classes

Screen Shot 2013-12-03 at 7.42.22 AMRobert Young, the qigong teacher, is back in town after his long, well deserved get-away. It sounds like he had a wonderful time and is ready to start up the one hour classes at Temelec again!

The classes are open to all. The location is Temelec Hall. The time is 11:00 AM every Monday starting 11/10/14.

Please let anyone else who might be interested in attending the class know about this update. This class is always open to beginners. There are chairs available if someone needs to sit down. It is a great way to gently work the body and brain together in a safe way.

There is a $3. charge per person for the class.

Enjoy QiGong Outside

qigongNow that the weather is gorgeous, we are holding the Thursday Morning qigong classes outside at 10am in front of Temelec Hall. Please join us to rejuvenate your mind and body in a gentle way. All are welcome!

Submitted by Linda Kerwin

QiGong Class Change

Screen Shot 2013-12-03 at 7.42.22 AMThe weekly QiGong class will take place at 10am on Thursdays, starting May 8th. The Monday change is due to a conflict with the Pool Exercises that take place at the same time.

Here’s a description of QiGong from the instructor, Robert Young. Everyone is welcome and a $3 gratuity is appreciated.

Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention.

The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe.

The second word, Gong, pronounced gung, means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qigong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy, it is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.

Qigong is an integration of physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intentions.

Qigong practices can be classified as martial, medical, or spiritual. All styles have three things in common: they all involve a posture, (whether moving or stationary), breathing techniques, and mental focus. Some practices increase the Qi; others circulate it, use it to cleanse and heal the body, store it, or emit Qi to help heal others. Practices vary from the soft internal styles such as Tai Chi; to the external, vigorous styles such as Kung Fu. However, the slow gentle movements of most Qigong forms can be easily adapted, even for the physically challenged and can be practiced by all age groups.

Like any other system of health care, Qigong is not a panacea, but it is certainly a highly effective health care practice. Many health care professionals recommend Qigong as an important form of alternative complementary medicine.

Qigong creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs. Most exercises do not involve the meridian system used in acupuncture nor do they emphasize the importance of adding mind intent and breathing techniques to physical movements. When these dimensions are added, the benefits of exercise increase exponentially.

The gentle, rhythmic movements of Qigong reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system. It has also been found to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions.

Those who maintain a consistent practice of Qigong find that it helps one regain a youthful vitality, maintain health even into old age and helps speed recovery from illness. Western scientific research confirms that Qigong reduces hypertension and the incidence of falling in the aged population. One of the more important long-term effects is that Qigong reestablishes the body/mind/soul connection.

Chi Gong Class at the Hall

Screen Shot 2013-12-03 at 7.42.22 AMWill be you be in need of some relaxation and renewal after the holidays? Please join us for a weekly class with Robert Young, a popular teacher of Qigong or, Chi Gong, an ancient Chinese practice for health and vitality. Robert will be leading a class for Temelec residents at the Hall each Monday morning at 10am beginning on January 6.

Chi is thought to be life energy and gong means to cultivate, so chi gong is a practice that cultivates one’s vital life energy. The form that we will learn is easy to do and can be done either sitting or standing. It consists of gentle arm and body movements coordinated with the breath, that bring relaxation, focus, and fresh energy to the body and mind. Studies have shown that these practices have many health benefits including improved memory, more stamina, fewer colds and flu, improved muscle flexibility and joint mobility, better balance, and reduction in overall stress. Please come and join us, and give it a try! A $3 donation after each class would be welcome.

Urgent Request for Pool Volunteer

Screen Shot 2013-08-23 at 9.55.22 AMJulie is urgently requesting a volunteer or volunteers show up to check the chemicals at the large pool for 5 days per week. The present volunteer is going out of town until the 3rd week in Oct. so this would be for 10 weeks starting on Monday, August 26th. It can be a shared volunteer job if that works better. The County comes without notice throughout the season and if the daily log is not kept up, they have the option to close the pool since from their point of view the water may not be in healthy chemical balance.

Julie has been trying to find a volunteer and asked most of the users of the pool, but no one wants to do it. Unfortunately, if no one steps up to the plate, the pool may close earlier than Oct. 31st. 

If you want to help, please email Julie at temelecHOA@VOM.com or phone the office at 996-1076.

Pool closed on July 11 for one day

tem poolThe main pool will be closed for maintenance on Thursday July 11.

Pools are open to children over 3 years old during the following hours:
Large pool – 11 am to 2:30 pm
Small pool – 9 am to 1 pm

Residents meet at 10am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the main pool for a fun exercise session.
There is no smoking in the pool area. All guests using the pools must be accompanied by a resident.

Friends of the Rose Garden

Screen Shot 2013-03-20 at 1.38.33 PMYears ago, a special group of Temelec residents came together to care for the Hall’s extensive rose gardens. Recently, care for the roses has fallen to the landscaper gardeners, with the result that they are in need of some extra TLC (the roses, not the gardeners!).

Is anyone interested in getting together to meet throughout the summer to share in caring for the roses, talk about rose care and enjoy the company of fellow rose lovers? We will get involved in pruning, dead-heading and feeding, among other things. No heavy work. Anyone who is knowledgeable about rose care is particularly welcome.

To respond, please call Gayle Crawford at 935-1182 or email her at terraturt@yahoo.com. Also, please pass along this request to any neighbor who may be interested, but who does not have access to the website.

Garden Plots Available

Screen Shot 2013-02-15 at 2.10.26 PMHave your thoughts turned to gardening now that we are enjoying such lovely weather? If you need more space for vegetables and flowers, there are several raised beds available in the fenced community garden behind the Hall, across from the RV lot.

There is water available on site as well as the company of some friendly neighbors who love to garden. And it’s free!

For more information, please call Harriet Flanery at 935-8929.