What is Qigong?
Qigong (pronounced chee gong) is an ancient oriental mind-body practice. It is the art and science of using breathing techniques combined with slow and gentle repeated movements to enhance functionality and balance in the body and mind.
How is Qigong performed?
Qigong can be performed in either a standing or sitting posture, as there is no walking or stepping into other positions. With graceful and fluid like movements of the arms upwards, forwards and to the side, the mind is focused on breathing and movement during the entire practice.
Who can benefit from Qigong?
Because qigong is gentle and can be practiced while seated or in standing postures, it is fitting for both the young and the old. The practice of Qigong may improve microcirculation in the body, concentration, posture and respiration. It also teaches the relaxation response in the body, so stress can be reduced with breathing and learned techniques.