What is Qigong?

Qigong (pronounced “chee gung”) is an ancient Chinese healing art and health care system that integrates physical postures, movement, breathing techniques and focused intention. Qigong improves physical, emotional and mental well being, prevents disease and increases vitality. Qigong is a potent practice where benefits can increase quickly on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.

What is Qigong?

Qigong (pronounced “chee gung”) is an ancient Chinese healing art and health care system that integrates physical postures, movement, breathing techniques and focused intention. Qigong improves physical, emotional and mental well being, prevents disease and increases vitality. Qigong is a potent practice where benefits can increase quickly on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.

Qi means subtle breath or vital-energy.  Gong means skill cultivated through regular practice.

Qigong combines movement, breathwork and meditation.

The slow gentle movements of most Qigong forms can be easily adapted for anyone and can be practiced by all age groups.

Many healthcare professionals recommend Qigong to improve wellness.

Benefits of Qigong

Qigong exercises help maintain health by creating a state of mental and physical calmness, which indicates that the Qi energy is balanced and harmonious. This allows the mind/body/spirit to function most efficiently, with the least amount of stress.

Qigong pairs mindfulness and intention with gentle physical movements and breathing techniques. There are many benefits when practicing Qigong:

 

  • Strengthened cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, immune and digestive system functions.
  • Reduced stress, anxiety and depression, creating more emotional stability and feelings of well-being.
  • Increased vitality and longevity by slowing down the aging process.
  • Improved availability of oxygen in the blood, to nourish cells, tissues, organs and muscles.
  • Reduced chronic pain by improving circulation and relaxation.
  • Enhanced balance and coordination through practicing slow mindful movements.
  • Improved flexibility and mobility through gentle stretches.

 

Qigong is a potent practice where benefits can increase quickly on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.

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