Qigong (“chee-goong”), also called Chinese Yoga, is a Chinese mindfulness exercise and wellness practice. Qigong incorporates gentle-yet-challenging movements, stretching, strengthening, deep breathing, and meditation into one, all-encompassing health practice. While Westerners aren’t as familiar with the term Qigong, we have all heard of Tai Chi, which is the most famous form of Qigong. Literally translated, the word Qigong consists of two words: “Qi” means energy and breath, while “gong” means practice, or exercise. Qigong is the exercise or practice of deep breathing combined with movement, leading to increased energy (key to health and well-being).
Practitioners of Qigong experience the following benefits:
- Stress reduction
- Biological anti-aging
- Prevention/healing of numerous diseases
- Mental clarity
- Improved balance and flexibility
These seemingly miraculous results have been documented both in the East and the West. Give Qigong a try and see what it can do for you.
It is suggested you wear loose, comfortable clothing and athletic footwear. All exercise will be done standing.
Wednesday 5:15-6:00 p.m.
Elon Church, corner of Haggard Ave. and Williamson