Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese physical exercise practice that combines the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with an aligned posture, focused movement and deep breathing. Dating from around 2-5000 years ago, Qi Gong (the modern name for Dao Yin) is a movement and exercise practice that helps to support health and wellbeing. The movements help open pathways in the body (meridians) allowing Qi to flow, balancing yin yang energy, blood and flow of fluid from within the body. The younger practice of Tai Chi is a martial form of Qi Gong. Read over an interesting article on the ‘Five Pillars of Qigong Practice‘. Read over our health and wellbeing resources for Qigong.
Historical Class Information
From October 2010 to December 2015, instructor Nicola taught health qigong drop-in classes, study courses and weekend workshops in Dublin, Ireland and in Horsham, Crawley and Worthing in West Sussex, and Brighton in East Sussex. She taught the following Qigong sets:
- 8 Pieces Brocade (Ba Duan Jin)
- 5 Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi)
- Eight Energy Circle Walking
- Earth Qi Gong for Women
- Phoenix Alchemy Qigong