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

A 2017 study showed that Baduanjin Qigong practice is beneficial for:

  • Quality of Life
  • Sleep Quality
  • Balance
  • Handgrip Strength
  • Trunk Flexibility
  • Blood Pressure
  • Resting Heart Rate.

Here are some more research articles about the potential benefits of Qi Gong practice:

Managing Stress & Anxiety
Physical Health Benefits
Qigong For Fibromyaglia

 

Upcoming Qi Gong events:

New Term Tuesday Nights

Commences Tuesday the 11th June

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.  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 16th June

9.30am – 4.30pm

Join Dr. Elaine Hickman in this 1 day workshop & reap the benefits for a day, a week or years potentially. 

Cost: $197 or $177 concession

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

 

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