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. Improves sleep
  6. Connects you with your self
  7. Facilitates emotional stability
  8. Promotes flexibility
  9. Stimulates metabolism
  10. Builds muscular strength

A 2017 study showed that Baduanjin Qigong practice is beneficial for quality of life, sleep quality, balance, handgrip strength, trunk flexibility, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and resting heart rate. Here are some more 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:

New Term Tuesday Nights

Commences Tuesday the 23rd April

7.30pm- 8.30pm

Runs for 8 weeks

Beginners & casuals welcome

$160 or $22 per casual class

Bring a friend & receive $10 of your class fee.

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

David Shepherd is super experienced & will be teaching this class.

Click here to read more about the instructor.

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


Medical Qi Gong Workshop

Sunday the 28th April

9.30am – 4.30pm

Join Dr. Elaine Hickman in this 1 day workshop & reap the benefits for a day, a week or years potentially. Elaine will give you the foundation to be able to benefit for years.

Cost: $197 or $177 concession

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


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