What is Qigong
Also spelled "chi kung" and "chi
What is Qigong?
Qigong comes from two Chinese words: Qi (chi) means energy and gong (kung)
means work or "practice". Qigong, therefore, means the work or practice of
cultivating our life force/energy/vitality. Practitioners develop the
ability to gather and store up energy, and to distribute and balance it.
How can Qigong help me?
Qigong is a potent tool for improving health by enhancing your mind/body
connection. This connection has formed the basis of healing practices for
eons, and is being scientifically validated today.
The gentle aerobic exercise, acupressure self-massage and flowing movements
of Qigong can improve both physical and mental health. The physical
movements develop strength, flexibility and balance while providing the
benefits of meditation (lower blood pressure, calm attitude etc.)
Practiced regularly, the experience becomes: "Meditation in Motion"
The enhancement of the mind/body connection increases your awareness of
where you may need to make lifestyle changes related to diet, exercise or
sleep. In class, teachers and fellow students create an environment of
inspiration, motivation and support.
Since 1982, more than 2000 articles have been published in mainstream
medical journals establishing the importance of the mind-body connection to
wellness, illness and recovery. This mind/body connection can influence the
course of chronic diseases.
The many benefits of Qigong are not to be believed because of statements or
studies; they need to be personally experienced.