Qigong: A Chinese Holistic Practice

Qigong is a Chinese holistic practice which means “Life Energy Cultivation”. The practice involves postures, breathing techniques, movements and mental focus. Qigong is practiced for stress management, general well-being, increasing vitality, awakening one’s true nature, healing and myriad of health benefits. Qigong is recognized as a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and can be considered also a form of gentle healthy exercise and a meditative practice.

The word Qigong is made up of 2 Chinese words, “Qi” and “Gong”. “Qi” is pronounced chee and it's literal translation is breath which means the life energy, life force or vital-energy that flows. The second word “Gong”, pronounced gung, means skill, mastery or accomplishment that is cultivated through steady practice and efforts. Together, Qigong means cultivating life energy. Qigong has many variations such as Qi gong, chi kung, chi gung, or ch'i kung etc.

Qigong practice involves rhythmic breathing coordinated with slow stylized fluid movements,  choreographed with awareness, a calm mindful state, and visualization of guiding qi through the body. The practice strengthens and stretches the body, increases movements of fluids of blood, synovial, and lymph, enhances balance, and builds awareness of how the body moves through space.

The session will be full of introductory information and will be excellent for those who either never heard about Qigong or are curious to know more about it from all possible angles. The broad agenda will be to cover the following:

  • What is Qigong?
  • What is involved in Qigong practice?
  • Can anyone practice it?
  • What are the potential benefits of Qigong?
  • Is Qigong real or a pseudoscience?
  • What can you expect out of the practice?
  • How to go about the Qigong practice?
Price: $99.00

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