Qi Gong

 

Qi Gong is an ancient form of energy cultivation and circulation

Qi Gong is an ancient art, which is thought to have given birth to many of the Chinese sciences, such as Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Herbalism.

The word Qi Gong simply translates as “Energy Work”. Qi Gong is a way to cultivate and circulate internal energy.

Qi Gong is similar to Yoga and Tai Chi in that it involves postures, movements, breathing and meditation for healing and health promotion.

Qi Gong is unique in that it is more energy and movement focused than most forms of Yoga, and does not involve holding difficult postures. Qi Gong science is the foundation from which Tai Chi was developed, the focus is on fundamental well-being and self-healing.

At last count, there were over 450 forms of Qi Gong being taught in China. It is generally said that it has five major schools, Medical, Martial arts, Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian. Another way Qi Gong is classified is into Active and Passive Qi Gong – the latter being mainly still postures emphasising meditation.

Benefits of Qi Gong

  1. Builds energy
  2. Promotes circulation
  3. Calms the mind
  4. Soothes nerves
  5. Boost immunity
  6. Improves sleep
  7. Connects you with your self
  8. Facilitates emotional stability
  9. Promotes flexibility
  10. Stimulates metabolism
  11. Builds muscular strength

Here are some research articles to support the benefits of Qi Gong:

Managing Stress & Anxiety
Physical Health Benefits
Qigong For Fibromyaglia

It is difficult to capture in words the magic of these classes. Here is some common feedback:

  • “I sleep so much better after Qi Gong class”
  • “I’ve meditated before, and I thought I knew how to relax, but never before have I been that relaxed! Never before has my mind been that empty!”
  • “I find that if I practice each day, my emotions are more stable.”
  • “I don’t get colds or flu’s like I used to.”
  • “I feel more present and engaged with the world.”

Upcoming Qi Gong events:

Tuesday night classes 

Tuesday nights 6.30pm - 7.30pm. New Term commences on May the 9th. $90 for a 6 week term (best way to learn)

Casual students are welcome ~ $18 per class

In this class you will learn movement, breathing & stillness exercises to greatly improve your health.  Booking essential.

Dr. Andrew Chambers is an experienced instructor and will be teaching this class.

Call us on 9486 5966 to inquire or book online here.

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