Qigong Daoyin Movements

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, dynamic movements, awareness, intent and diaphragmatic breathing. Often described as a health preservation exercise, there are many types of Qi Gong, health, medical, passive (stillness) and active (moving). The common translation of Qi Gong is energy (qi/chi) achieved through effort/hard work over time (gong/kung).

Qi Gong is the modern name round the 1950's, the original practice is known as Dao-Yin. The practice dates back to around 5000 years ago and is practised in China as part of daily life. It is a preventative health system that promotes internal healing, health and longevity of mind, body and spirit. In TCM Qi Gong movements help open the meridian channels in the body for healthy Qi and blood flow, and balances yin yang in the body. 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 Health Benefits

Our Qigong Syllabus

Qi gong movements are 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.

The Five Element Theory and Qi Gong

Qigong - Ryde, Isle of Wight

  • Day/Time: Mondays at 12.00pm - 1.00pm.
  • Spring Dates: Monday 15, 22, 29 April and 13, 20 May 2024.

Learn the ancient art of integrated body movements, embodied awareness, structural efficiency, energetic sensitivity, somatic relaxation and breath work. All levels practising together, new beginners welcome, join anytime. Find out more.

Tai Chi & Qigong - Newport, Isle of Wight

  • Day/Time: Wednesdays at 7.00pm - 8.00pm.
  • Spring Dates: 20, 27 March, 3, 10, 17, 24 April 2024.

A variety of Tai Chi and Qigong movements that focus on supporting health and wellbeing. To calm the mind, strengthen the body and nourish through breath. All levels practising together, new beginners welcome, join anytime. Find out more.

Spine Qigong Masterclass - Zoom

  • Day: Saturday 11 May 2024.
  • Time:  4-5pm UK / 11am-12pm EST.

Instructor Nicola will guide you through a variety of nourishing movements that open the spine, loosen the joints, soften physical tension and soothe the nervous system. This class is the ultimate self care tool for relaxation and release. Find out more.

Therapeutic Qigong

  • Dates: From 2 May 2024 for 4 weeks.
  • Day/Time: Thursdays at 10.00am - 11.15am UK.
  • Class Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • Cost: £17 - £34 per month + VAT subscription via Patreon.

Discover your health potential with Qigong from the comfort of your own home in our weekly class on Zoom.  Learn how to concentrate the mind, release physical holdings, develop body sensitivity, move gracefully, grow strong and improve resilience. Find out more.

Qigong for Health Online Private Tuition

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.