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
- Builds energy
- Promotes circulation
- Calms the mind
- Soothes nerves
- Boost immunity
- Improves sleep
- Connects you with your self
- Facilitates emotional stability
- Promotes flexibility
- Stimulates metabolism
- Builds muscular strength
Here are some research articles to support the benefits of Qi Gong:
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 7.30pm - 8.30pm - New Term starts 6th March 2018. Only 10 places available.
$200 for a 10 week term (best way to learn)
Casual students are welcome ~ $22 per class
In this class you will learn movement, breathing & stillness exercises to greatly improve your health. Booking essential.
David Shepherd has over 35 years experience in these arts & will be teaching this class.
Call us on 9486 5966 to inquire or book online here.