Qigong means “cultivating energy”. It is a system that is over 5,000 years old and is still practiced today for health maintenance, healing and for increasing vivacity. Qigong is a healing modality that combines slow, graceful movements with mental concentration and breathing to help balance and increase one’s vital energies. It is classified as spiritual, martial or medical. Depending upon its application, some practices increase the Qi, others circulate it, use it to cleanse and heal the body, store it, or emit Qi to help heal others.
What are the benefits of Qigong?
The health benefits that come from the continuous practice of the art are numerous. Qigong provides stress reduction, prevention and curing of diseases, strengthening of the physical body and the prolongation of life itself. It has also been found to enhance immune, cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions. Not any less important is the impact Qigong has on the spiritual and mental health of those who practice it.
Can anyone do Qigong?
Qigong can be adapted for any age and any physical condition. It can be done lying down, sitting in a chair, standing or walking. The rewards of Qigong are so vast, that not only can everyone do it to some degree, but everyone can benefit from it!
How does Qigong fit in with Acupuncture?
Many Acupuncturists perform medical Qigong on their patients, and recommend Qigong exercises as an important addition to their continued care.
I am a certified Medical Qigong practitioner. I finish nearly every treatment I do with some form of Qigong. I often send my patients home with some simple Qigong movements to help them continue to progress towards better health.
- 8 week introductory series is offered at various times throughout the year, based on student interest and teacher availability.
- Minimum sign up is 5 students. Classes are limited to 10 students.
- Gentle and fun, geared for all ages and abilities.
- Included in each hour and a half session is stretching, Qigong instruction, meditation, discussion and herbal tea.
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