Qi Gong Classes

Qi Qong is the Mandarin Chinese term used to describe various Chinese systems of physical and mental training for health.  It’s an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. The word Qi Gong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe. The second word, Gong, pronounced gung, means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qi Gong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy, it is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.

Qi Gong is an integration of physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intentions.

Qi Gong practices can be classified as martial, medical, or spiritual. All styles have three things in common: they all involve a posture, (whether moving or stationary), breathing techniques, and mental focus. Some practices increase the Qi; others circulate it, use it to cleanse and heal the body, store it, or emit Qi to help heal others. Practices vary from the soft internal styles such as Tai Chi; to the external, vigorous styles such as Kung Fu. However, the slow gentle movements of most Qi Gong forms can be easily adapted, even for the physically challenged and can be practiced by all age groups.

Many of us health care professionals recommend Qi Gong as an important addition to your wellness routine.

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Creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs. Most exercises do not involve the meridian system used in acupuncture nor do they emphasize the importance of adding mind intent and breathing techniques to physical movements. When these dimensions are added, the benefits of exercise increase exponentially.

The gentle, rhythmic movements of Qi Gong reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system. It has also been found to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions.

 

Those who maintain a consistent practice of Qi Gong find that it helps one regain a youthful vitality, maintain health even into old age and helps speed recovery from illness. Western scientific research confirms that Qi Gong reduces hypertension and the incidence of falling in the aged population. One of the more important long-term effects is that Qi Gong reestablishes the body/mind/soul connection.

 

People do Qi Gong to maintain health, heal their bodies, calm their minds, and reconnect with their spirit.

Dr. LeTa's Qi Gong classes are nothing short of amazing. She has a way of educating me about the connections in my body that I never knew existed. A must add to your wellness regimen.

Tamara J., Capitola CA

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