Qigong is an ancient Chinese movement practice that balances the body's energies and opens the joints and tissues to improve circulation and health. Based in Traditional Chinese Medicine, it combines gentle, coordinated movement, deep breathing, and internal mindfulness to relax, align and heal the body.
Qi (/chee/) is roughly translated as 'energy' and is found in all things; Gong (/gong/) is can be thought of as skilled work. Together, this term means a system of physical movements aimed at cultivating and refining one's energy. Energy is always moving around, as heat, light, sound, vibration, movement, and so on, and it can become stuck or perhaps flow too quickly. Through our practice we can work through blockages and/or conserve flow, leading to improved health and emotional balance.
Not only does qigong improve our energetic health, it also improves our physical health. Using the principles of tensegrity and relaxation, the movements of qigong gently penetrate into the deepest layers of our bodies to elongate fascia, massage internal organs/tissues and bring hydration and nourishment throughout the body.
Sessions are $15/person and can be paid in cash or via e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
5 Elements Qigong
Ashtanga Yoga - 1385 W 6th Ave
**no class Nov 12**
5 Element Qigong is based on the
5 elements in Chinese medicine - fire,
wood, earth, metal, and water. We will
discuss these in class and how they
relate to our health and internal balance.