QiGong-Mindful Movement for the body, mind & spirit
QiGong: an ancient Chinese healing art involving meditation, controlled breathing, and movement exercises designed to improve physical and mental well-being and prevent disease
What is QiGong?
QiGong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates gentle physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention that dates back to 4,000 years ago. "Qi" is your life energy or what other traditions might call prana, mana, lung, ruah, spirit, vital force, élan vital to name a few. "Gong/Kung" is cultivation of work and includes practice, mastery, skill and merit.
There are many "forms" of QiGong in the world. At the Life Dance Loft we teach the energetic forms given to us by Chan Zhang: Back Care, Dance of the Phoenix, Morning QiGong and Dance with the Seasons-the Elements.
Who is this class for?
Everyone. Especially those who need to open the flow in the internal body systems. It can be done standing or seated. QiGong is way for you to reconnect with your body again. It is calm and rooted and does not require excessive exertion. It is a gentle moving meditation for the body, mind, spirit.
Why learn QiGong?
It is very beneficial for the whole body especially the joints...hip, wrists, ankles.... Practicing daily for 20 minutes will help open the blockages in the body that keep it from operating at full function. Remember, all QiGong is medical in that it will either a) help you to prevent blockages in your body that end up making you ill. It is preventative medicine...or b) will help you unblock the blockages that are currently causing havoc inside your body.