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

Weekly Livestream

These classes will cover a variety of traditional Tai Chi and Qigong movements focusing on improving health, resilience, well-being and longevity. Learn dynamic, relaxing and strengthening movements from the comfort of your own home. Boost your immune system, reduce stress, strengthen your body, detox through movement, and learn how to release physical and mental tension. Visit the livestream page for more info.

Online Private Tuition

Instructor Nicola teaches qi gong for health movements through one-to-one private tuition via Zoom. Make a positive step towards improving your health and wellbeing with a variety of qi gong routines. In this lesson, Nicola will visit your home for an hour of detoxing the body and calming the mind. Passing on effective whole body movements for life-long health, happiness and longevity. Visit this page to find out more.

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.