QiGong (pronounced CHEE Kong) is Chinese for "Energy Work/Art". QiGong is an ancient Chinese Art that can be in the form of Exercise, Healing Modality and/or Meditation. In the West, it is most notably known as a form or exercise. There are literally thousands of QiGong exercises. Most exercises share the concept of combining and coordinating the breath with low impact movements, suitable for all ages (especially seniors or those with body movement issues). QiGong has been described as a combination of T’ai Chi and Yoga yet easier to do than both.
QiGong Class Descriptions
A system of low impact exercises that specifically target to enhance the following energy meridians:
The Standing Eight Pieces of Brocade (Ba Duan Jin)
An ancient system of 8 low impact exercises targeting various areas of the body and energy meridians:
Muscle & Tendon Strengthening Change Classic (Yi Yin Jing)
An ancient system of 12 low impact exercises used to strengthen muscles and tendons throughout the body.
The Five Animal Frolics QiGong
An ancient system of 10 low impact exercises that mimic 5 different animals (2 exercise for each animal). Each animal (or exercise) targeting 5 different energy meridians:
QiGong For Seniors
A combination of 4 different QiGong systems of exercise that are geared specifically to aging adults. All movements are modified for ease for all participants.
A guided meditation used to quiet the mind, relax the body and enhance the energy meridian system.