Qi Gong is a Mind – Body – Heart – Spirit practice that improves one’s mental and physical health by integrating postures, movement, breathing technique, self-massage, sound and focused intent. *Qi (or Chi) means “vital energy” or “life energy”, and Gong means “skill cultivated through steady practice”.
With roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts, Qi Gong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance Qi in our body. This ancient art form is now practiced not only in China but worldwide for recreation, exercise and relaxation, self-healing, alternative medicine, meditation, self-development, and training for martial arts. By practicing Qi Gong, it opens the flow of the energy in meridians (energy highway). It enhances our ability to feel the Life Force underlying the physical world and to deepen our communication with it.
Qi Gong practice usually involves mindful moving meditation, coordinating slow flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and calm meditative state of mind. Physically, slow gentle qigong movements in combination with breath, will warm up tendons, ligaments, and muscles; tone vital organs and connective tissue; and promote circulation of body fluids (blood, synovial, lymph) as well as energy. Thousands of studies have shown qigong is an effective, practical and direct way to heal life challenges ranging from high blood pressure, physical injuries and chronic illnesses to emotional frustration, mental stress, and spiritual crisis.
Who are Qigong workshop for?
Qigong practice is for everyone who wish to experience a greater embodied state, for people who wish to integrate their body, mind, heart and spirit; as well as for people who wish to enhance their energy to heal themselves.
Qigong creates a strong homeostatic state that promotes health, well-being and longevity.