Qi Gong for Health
Ancient Movements for Health and Wellbeing
Qi gong is an ancient Chinese physical exercise practice that combines the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with an aligned posture, focused, deliberate, dynamic movements and deep diaphragmatic breathing.
What is Qi gong? The common translation is energy (qi/chi) through effort/hard work over time (gong/kung).
Qi gong is the modern name, previously known as Dao-Yin, this practice dates back to around 3-5000 years ago and is practised in China as part of daily life. It is a complete system that promotes internal healing, health and longevity of mind, body and spirit. Qi gong movements help open pathways in the body (meridians) allowing for healthy blood flow. Tai Chi is a much younger qi gong practice that combines qi gong movements with Chinese martial arts.
All movements can be adapted to suit the individual whatever their physical restrictions. Learning Qi gong takes time, it is a lifetime art, where the focus is on the enjoyment of the journey. With each week there is something new to experience and another layer of depth to bring into the mind and body. The Qi gong state of mind is hugely important, it’s a shift in mentality, learning to take positive and proactive responsibility of your own health and wellbeing, to yield to the ebb and flow of life without resistance. Read over our health and wellbeing resources for Qi gong.
Qigong for Health Syllabus
Qi gong movements help to cleanse, clear blockages and regulate Yin Yang in the internal body allowing organs and body systems to function better. Qi Gong is accessible to anyone of any age, any fitness level or physical condition. Students can find improvement in; energy, balance, sleep, coordination, proprioception (body awareness), organ function, immune system levels, bone density, motor control, muscle strength, mobility, flexibility, oxygen intake, circulation, lymph function, emotions, hormone levels, sexual energy, digestion/absorption of nutrients/elimination, blood pressure, stress levels, alertness, clarity, relaxation, mental calm and much more.
Qigong for Health Online Private Tuition
- Winter Term Dates : 6, 13, 20, 27 January & 3, 10, 17, 24 February.
- Day/Time: Fridays at 09.45 - 11.00am.
- Class Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes.
- Cost: £40 per monthly subscription via PayPal = 4 x classes per month. Join anytime and cancel monthly.
- Instructor: Nicola of Earth Balance Tai Chi.
- Suited To: Everyone welcome. No experience needed.
Please note that Qigong practices are not a replacement for conventional medical treatment. Please seek advice from your GP before commencing any movement or stillness arts.