What is Qigong?
If you need to improve your mental or physical health then the mind-body-spirit practise of Qigong (which is pronounced ch-ee-gong) can help you. It works by helping integrate posture, movement, breathing techniques, self-massage, sound and focused intent.
The word Qigong is made up of the word ‘qi’ (which means ‘subtle breath’ or ‘vital energy’) and gong (which means ‘skill cultivated through steady practice’).
Qigong movements are slow and gentle and they warm our tendons, ligaments and muscles. They help to tone our vital organs and connective tissue by promoting circulation of body fluids, such as blood, lymph and synovial. Studies have shown how Qigong is effective in helping to heal conditions such as high blood pressure, chronic illness, emotional frustration and mental stress.