Qigong is a weird looking word! It’s pronounced chee gong and loosely translates to “life force skill”. It’s a form of self-care that straddles the line between meditation, yoga, and physical exercise. It involves gentle, thoughtful movements that may or may not be combined with the breath. Depending on your purpose, movements can be done either slow or fast.
Qigong provides a lot of different benefits. It loosens the body, increasing the flexibility of the core. It will help massage the internal organs and move lymph fluid. You can also help your coordination by focusing on different parts of a movement. In this way you build better body awareness. Regular practice of qigong can help improve your quality of life and even help you live longer.
Qigong is easy. You don’t need any special equipment, and can practice anywhere. Here is a quick video showing an example of a simple qigong exercise:
Since we’ve moved into our new office space, you can expect to see new classes starting within the next couple months. Stay tuned for more info!