Qigong ("chee-gong") is a moving meditation that looks similar to Tai Chi, but it's easier to practice. Flowing, graceful movements combine with natural, deep breathing to
increase mobility, energy, strength and balance. One amazing benefit of taking a Qigong class is the sustaining, relaxing breath. This element of moving intentionally with breath
promotes not only good cardiovascular health, but also a wonderful feeling of calm and well-being in every class. With simple, clear and gentle movements, Qigong is accessible to just
Benefits may include:
- Feeling better, more grounded and more focused
- More energy and vitality
- Improved balance and posture
- Increased muscle strength and flexibility
- Greater aerobic capacity
- Reduced joint pain and inflammation
- Stress relief
- Improved overall well-being
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- How are Tai Chi and Qigong different? Tai chi moves continuously from one form to another, while Qigong repeats each form a few times. Qigong is much easier to learn.
- What is qi (chi)? Qi is free-flowing energy that moves through the body. Chinese medicine believes that imbalances create physical & mental symptoms.
- Do I need special clothes or anything? Just dress comfortably. Socks or comfortable shoes are fine.
- Can I take Qigong if my balance isn't very good? Sure. You can sit for class, hold on to the back of a chair, or even lie down.
- How many classes is it best to take per week? Three or more for optimum impact.
- Any books you recommend I read?
"The Healer Within" by Jahnke
"Super Brain" by Chopra & Tanzi
"The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi" by Peter Wayne, M.D.
Jean Parker and Jacquelene Boucard teach 55-minute classes several times weekly. We request that you reserve your spot prior to class. For more information, or to make a reservation,
feel free to contact us:
Jean Parker (610) 554-8562 / email@example.com
Jacquelene Boucard (248)-506-8763 / firstname.lastname@example.org
"Qigong is a richly researched series of slow meditative exercises with health improvements ranging from better blood pressure to a sharper mind." Michael Irwin, M.D.
Qi (Chi): life energy / Gong: work or benefits acquired through perseverance and practice