Qi gung (pronounced Chee-Gung) is a form of gentle exercise that was put together by monks in ancient China as a way to keep their bodies fit, strong, supple and relaxed as a counterpoint to the hours they spent every day in meditation. These exercises can be practiced by virtually anyone today as a way of increasing their overall health, wellbeing and vitality.
The movements are both gentle and relaxing, whilst encouraging the student to become stronger and more flexible through continued practice. Most people who study qi gung find that they start to release everyday tensions more easily and feel much more relaxed in general. Over time this relaxation begins to spread into all areas of their lives enabling them to deal with the stresses and strains of modern society in a much more balanced and happy way.
Many people also find that qi gung is very helpful for speeding up recovery from various injuries and for helping them to manage chronic pain or tension.
This form of qi gung is based on clearing acupuncture meridians and aligning the body correctly to support and enhance any acupuncture treatment a patient might be receiving. It can also be used by itself to give a student a way of managing their own health and stress.
Dragon and Tiger Qi Gung
This particular style's basic motions are very easy to learn and integrate into everyday life. They allow the student to start to open and relax their mind and body, freeing everyday tensions and bringing strength and suppleness to the body without the need for the high levels of exertion often found in traditional forms of exercise. Practice of this form of exercise brings a feeling of balance to the student's life allowing them to deal with stress in a healthy way and providing a solid foundation for improved health and vitality.
Whether you want to practice qi gung as a way to reconnect to your body and enhance your wellbeing, to support an ongoing course of acupuncture, or just as a way to relax at the end of a stressful day at work, you will find something in this class for you.