The word qi or chi stands for the energy that lives in everything. It translates into Life Energy or Life Force. Gong means to cultivate or gather.
In feng shui, the term qi is used to describe invisible energy sources that can affect us physically, mentally, or spiritually. In various schools of traditional Chinese medicine, philosophy, and religion, chi is comprised of yin and yang, energies that are opposite yet integrally dependent on one another. Link
What is Healing Qigong?
Qigong, pronounced “chi gong,” was developed in China thousands of years ago as part of traditional Chinese medicine. It involves using exercises to optimize energy within the body, mind, and spirit, with the goal of improving and maintaining health and well-being. Qigong has both psychological and physical components and involves the regulation of the mind, breath, and body’s movement and posture.
In most forms of qigong:
- Breath is slow, long, and deep. Breath patterns may switch from abdominal breathing to breathing combined with speech sounds.
- Movements are typically gentle and smooth, aimed for relaxation.
- Mind regulation includes focusing one’s attention and visualization.
What to Expect in Class
During a Qigong practice it is common to shake, rattle and roll to wake up the body, the Qi. Experience feeling like a bird in paradise or a tiger in the jungle, free yourself and allow joy and light to fill your mind, body and spirit. Breathe, twirl, tap and hum into a state of peace and joy. Tap into and turn on your inner light and shine. It is a magical and beautiful state of being.
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Qigong opens the flow of energy in meridians used in acupuncture and Chinese medicine. It enhances our ability to feel the Life Force underlying the physical world and to deepen our communication with it. Physically, slow gentle qigong movements warm tendons, ligaments, and muscles; tonify vital organs and connective tissue; and promote circulation of body fluids (blood, synovial, lymph). Thousands of studies have shown qigong effective in helping to heal life challenges ranging from high blood pressure and chronic illness to emotional frustration, mental stress, and spiritual crisis.
Qigong can be described as a mind-body-spirit practice that improves one’s mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, self-massage, sound, and focused intent. There are likely thousands of qigong styles, schools, traditions, forms, and lineages, each with practical applications and different theories about Qi (“subtle breath” or “vital energy”) and Gong (“skill cultivated through steady practice”). The mission of the National Qigong Association is to help each individual find a path that best supports their personal goals, and to evolve this amazing energetic science.
Tai Chi Easy
Tai Chi Easy™ utilizes four components to enhance overall health: Breath Work, Slow Movement, Self Massage and Meditation. Great for those suffering from anxiety, pain or trauma.
Tai Chi Easy™ is a method and approach to Tai Chi and Qi (Chi) cultivation carefully developed by Dr. Roger Jahnke, O.M.D.. The Tai Chi Easy™ technique makes the practices easy, beneficial and fun from the very beginning.The student does not have to devote years to learning the traditional 108 movement form or even the shortened (24, 36, 42 movement) form to enjoy the calming emotional and health benefits of Tai Chi.
- Look for classes in the Local Upcoming Events tab here.
- Check out The Healer Within Foundation to become a Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader here.
- New to Tai Chi Easy? Watch the video below to learn the Tai Chi Easy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8VqlRCRP0g
Vocal Sound Healing
Learn techniques to break up stagnation in the body through vocal toning. Free yourself completely with vocal sound healing techniques. Extremely cleansing and purifying. Get ready to experience meeting your soul.
Tai Chi in Nature
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Relax, enjoy and breathe. Your nervous system will thank you:)
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