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What Is Qigong?

An online presentation of WHAT is qigong, WHY we qigong, the BENEFITS of qigong, and some easy beginning practices.

Qigong (‘chee-gung’) is a traditional Chinese health practice that has been used and refined for over five thousand years, combining techniques in meditation, breathing exercises, and physical movements. For those of us who have practiced qigong, many report beneficial health improvements, finding relief from problems such as stress, pain, insomnia, and depression.

Traditional Chinese medicine describes the main force behind the discipline as ‘Qi’ – translated as ‘the life force’, and thought to represent the flow of energy in the body. It is believed that achieving a balance of this energy can promote health resilience in the body and mind, and help alleviate a variety of ailments.

This is the first class of a six-part individual series: with an in-depth slide presentation, simple practices, and room to answer your questions. We will dive deep into the effects on the body and the mental state, and explore how science is now recognizing and researching Qigong effects. Each class is stand-alone, you do not need to take all the classes to understand.

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