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Journey to the heart of the hands

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Journey to the heart of the hands is an exhibition and a playful photographic journey to discover the Art of Breath and the Mudras. Original and accessible to all ages, this artistic exhibition invites visitors to discover and playfully experience the practice of the Mudras: gestures and postures of the fingers and wrists associated with breathing.
 
Guring a photographic journey, the public will be able to learn about this energetic gymnastics for hand and brain health. The term "mudra" comes from Sanskrit and means "seal". It is the association of two words: "mud" meaning "joy", and "ra", to trigger... It is a gentle energy gymnastics for hand and brain health. Coming from Qi Gong, this practice of "the art of breathing and mudras" whose gestures and postures of the fingers and wrists associated with breathing and concentration are a powerful comfort for the well-being of the body and the freshness of the mind. This training of the hands and mind engenders a process of well-being, facilitates creativity, communication and encourages calm. It has positive effects on the relaxation of the body and mind, on concentration, coordination, flexibility of fingers, hands and wrists.
 
This exhibition/photo tour "Journey to the heart of the hands" has been designed to be itinerant within different spaces (cultural, educational, social, health, work, waiting room...) and to promote conviviality.
 
The authors, including Marie-Dominique BLEULER, is a certified Qi Gong Teacher in France and China - Lecturer in physiotherapy training.
She has always been fascinated by the agility of the hands and their capacity for artistic, creative, therapeutic and communicative expression. She leads workshops, courses and trainings on "The Art of Breathing & Mudras" with a western and eastern approach based on 35 years of experience in health and prevention, Chinese gestural and energetic arts.
 
As for Bruno HOUDAYER, Author - Photographer, visual artist and creator based in Paris at the Village d'Auteuil, he has been involved in visual creation for twenty years. The objective of his art is to offer energy and serenity.
Photographer of commissions for the arts, design and architecture, gesture and creation are at the heart of his life. Practicing Qi Gong and mudras, he offers a poetic and vibrant look on the hands. Within Coeur des Mains, he runs a mobile "Portraits of Hands" studio.
 
Together, sensitive to different artistic languages, they conceive sensory, playful, interactive and accessible animations for all ages on the discovery of the "Art of Breathing and Mudras", a soft energy gymnastics for hands and brain.
 
Exhibition from 8 to 30 January 2019 in Cœur de Ville - Rue Intérieure de Cœur de Ville - 98, Rue de Fontenay - VINCENNES (94)
 
 
Around the exhibition - animated by the authors :
 
- Guided tour of the exhibition on Saturday 12 January at 11am, with practical discovery of mudras and Qi Gong balls. Free entry within the limit of available places.
By reservation: Tel. 01 43 98 65 80
 
- Storytelling conference on the art of breath and mudras on Friday, January 18 at 7 pm.Salle des Académiciens - Coeur de Ville - 98, Rue de Fontenay - Vincennes
 
Free entry and accessible to all, within the limit of available places, by registration on the spot or on www.vincennes.fr
 

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