What is QiGong?
Qigong is a system of training for body and mind rooted in traditional Chinese martial arts, medicine and culture. Qigong cultivates health, relaxation, awareness, and internal strength.
The word Qigong is made of two words; Qi and Gong. Gong means skill or work. Qi can be translated as ‘life energy’.
Qigong develops the practitioners physical, emotional and psychological states, to better govern their own life energy.
The Qigong Process
Qigong usually involves a series of movements or postures that one practices with a gentle focus, according to the specific principles of Qigong. These movements and principles relax and release the body’s muscular system, soften the breath, properly align and expand the skeleton, open the joints, and activate deeper connective tissues that connect the whole body together.
Using the body in this way begins to release physical tension and stagnation, improving mobility, balance, spine and joint health, respiratory, circulatory and nervous system functions.
Training the mind to become more integrated and at ease with the physical body, leads to improved physiological regulation, emotional harmony, mental clarity, presence and awareness.
As these principles become natural, the body gradually realigns itself, allowing the breath and mind to rest and expand from the centre; bringing inner balance, strength and vitality.