What is Qigong?

Qigong (pronounced Chi-gung) is a mind-body practice based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and literally means, "to play with or cultivate your energy".  There are many forms of Qigong, including the most familiar, Tai Chi. 

 

The form I practice is an integral form, drawing from several lineages, and is aimed at bringing a sense of relaxation and calm to the body and mind, while also energizing you for the demands of your day.

  • Have you wanted to experience the benefits of meditation but just can't seem to sit still or quiet the mind?

 

  • Have you wanted to try yoga but have difficulty getting up and down off a mat or supporting yourself on your hands?

 

  • Have you been looking for a gentle way to improve your balance, strength and flexibility?                                                                                                     

 

Everyone can cultivate good health through Qigong!

Sometimes referred to as "Chinese Yoga", Qigong is a form of moving meditation primarily performed from a standing position and requiring no equipment. Those needing the support of a chair are encouraged to either sit or stand with the chair at arm's reach. 

Qigong includes four 'baskets' of practice, each woven into a complete practice to cultivate your life force energy and enhance your overall sense of well-being:

  • Gentle, flowing movements

  • Breath work

  • Self-massage techniques (including tapping)

  • Meditation (standing, seated, traveling)

I invite you to experience the healing power of Qigong by joining an existing class or by inviting me to lead Qigong for your workplace, group or event.