Taichi/Qigong

What is Qigong?

Qigong or Chi Kung is an ancient Chinese self-healing system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and focused intention. The word Qigong/Chi Kung is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe.

The second word, gong (kung), means accomplishment, or skill cultivated through steady practice. Together, Chi-Kung means developing energy. It is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing, and increasing vitality.

What is Tai Chi?

Tai Chi is also known as “Tai Chi Chuan”. Tai Chi Chuan is a healing martial or internal martial art, also called meditation in motion.

Tai Chi and Qigong practice is peaceful, relaxed, slow, and fluid, like a slow-motion dance. It is a whole body and mind exercise. Tai Chi Qigong improves general health, attention and concentration, and self-control in school children.

A study shows Qigong Improves Concentration in School Children. A study published in the June 2007 issue of the Journal of Chinese Medicine has found that including a Qigong exercise program helped calm and energize students and improve health and reduce aggression in children and adolescents.

Who Benefits from it?

Everyone can benefit from this powerful, yet gentle practice to improve their health, bring about relaxation, reduce stress, and increase physical and psychological well-being.

Tai Chi exercise helps reduce stress! “Among all stress management techniques, Qigong and Tai Chi are the best methods for stress reduction” (Dr. Aihan Kuhn, Natural Healing with Qigong, 2004.)

Tai Chi Qigong Classes are available for Parents and their children. Parents can benefit from this powerful, yet gentle practice to improve their health, bring about relaxation, reduce stress, and increase physical and psychological well-being.

“Among all stress management techniques, Qigong and Tai Chi are the best methods for stress reduction”(Kuhn, Aihan, Natural Healing with Qigong, 2004.)