Qigong is a centuries-old system of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for the purposes of health, spirituality, and martial arts training. With roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts, qigong is traditionally viewed by the Chinese and throughout Asia as a practice to cultivate and balance qi (pronounced approximately as "chi"), translated as "life energy".
Qigong practice typically involves moving meditation, coordinating slow-flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and a calm meditative state of mind. People practice qigong throughout China and worldwide for recreation, exercise, relaxation, preventive medicine, self-healing, alternative medicine, meditation, self-cultivation, and training for martial arts.
Each of our Instructors has over ten years of experience. Initially, we start with classes where we learn the fundamentals. These basics are practiced daily until they become a natural foundation for all our movements. This allows for improved balance, posture, and energy flow.
As a form of complementary medicine, practices can be tailored to individual needs making it an ideal aid to recovery from illness or injury.
Understanding the living philosophy of QiGong allows us to become more centered and to understand our Self. It is our commitment to our exercise and our students over 30 years that have people returning for years.
Research has shown, Tai Chi and Qigong are beneficial treatments for Headaches, Asthma, Arthritis, Heart Disease, Cancer, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Pain, and a wide variety of common ailments.
Because there is a connection between physical and emotional health, not only is there a marked improvement in organ function, emotional balance is improved over a relatively short period.
People who practice QiGong regularly report having more energy and drive. They sleep better, have improved balance, flexibility and knee strength, and reduced the incidence of falling in the elderly.