Qigong is a Chinese word meaning “life energy cultivation”. It is a coordinated set of body movements, breathing, posture and meditation that has been around for over 3,000 years and is based on the philosophy of Taoism.
Worries and stress drain and block the flow of life force. Negativity gets trapped in our bodies. The spine often serves as a major pathway for energy flow and if restricted can result in dis- ease.
The gentle exercises of Qigong increases the flow of blood, lymph and synovial fluids, all of which contribute to improved health and wellness. Qigong is used to not only maximize eternal flexibility, but interior as well. By this I mean that Qigong isn’t just a set series of coordinated movements to help limber you up – it is meant to encourage you to look within and discover the power of your own life force energy.
The combination of external and internal movements is what makes qigong a powerful health practice.
It is a practice that can be used by young and old alike. There is no need to ascribe to a set of beliefs/religious practices, and can be practiced alone or within a group.
Taking Qigong can be a wonderful step towards lifelong health and vibrancy.