What is Qi Gong?
Qi-gong, often spelt Chi-Kung, is the study and practice of cultivating vital energy-life force through various techniques, including: breathing correction, postures, guidance of thought, visualization and meditation.
Qi means "breath" or "air" and is considered the "vital-life-force" or "life-force energy." This vital-life-force penetrates and permeates everything in the universe. Gong means "exercise" or "effort" and is the commitment an individual puts into any practice or skill that requires time, patience and dedication.
Qigong training places emphasis on the cultivation, balance, strengthening and flow of Qi or vital energy through the body. This in turn increases blood circulation, stimulates the nervous system and endocrine glands, regulates the physiological functions of the vital organs and balances Yin and Yang energy.
Medical Qigong restores the vital energy expended throughout life, improving health and strengthening the body, promoting well being and longevity. Qigong stimulates change. Through study, the individual develops the ability to manipulate Qi to promote self-healing, prevent disease, and increase longevity.
According to the traditional teachings of Qigong, beginners first learn physical movements coordinated with breathing techniques. They practice sets of exercises (similar to Tai Chi) until each movement or posture is perfected. Once they learn the form, the next step is to find the subtle flow or fluctuation of energy within the postures, movements, breathing patterns, and transitions.
Sifu Garry and Sifu Linda conduct four Qigong workshops in Abbotsford and Greensborough, during the Year.
Contact - Sifu Garry or Sifu Linda on 0401 530 643