Palo Alto/Peninsula Chapter
We represent a diverse group of people who have in common a passion for organs and organ music. We include professional and amateur organists who play and enjoy organ music from the most ancient to the most modern. Our community contains a tremendous variety of organs in churches, synagogues, concert halls, theaters, and residences.
Through our AGO Chapter, we provide a wide range of programs to educate, inspire, and involve our members and the community in the love of the organ and organ music.
Our current newsletter, September/October 2015, is online.
The next event --- Saturday morning 31 October, 10:00am
Qi Gong for Organists Led by Paul Rosas
The essence of Medical Qi Gong is slow breathing that involves gentle movement of the spine. The class will be in two stages: the first is resting on the floor, and the second is standing and incorporating the breath and movement of the spine with 6 simple and gentle movements of the whole body.
What are the benefits of Qi Gong?
The gentle movements and breathing that incorporates the movement of the spine profound health benefits:
The gentle movement of the spine increases the strength of the muscles between the vertebrae and can reduce everyday spinal pain.
How has Qi Gong helped you as an organist?
Mentally, I have learned to maintain a calm state of mind through whatever situation is around me; I can therefore concentrate clearly on the director and musicians.
Please bring a beach towel and yoga mat for comfort.