Chi Kung, also written Chi Gong or Qi Gong, and pronounced 'chee gung', goes back 2,000 years and literally translates into "Energy Exercise". It is a generic term which is used for a large range of Chinese health practices. The common goal of all Chi Kung systems is to stimulate and balance the internal flow of Chi energy, using various flowing moving forms, exercises and standing postures, combined with correct breathing. It is a wonderfully calming, meditative and enjoyable form of exercise and suits people of all ages and abilities.
This vital life force, or Chi, is of central importance in Traditional Chinese Medicine, with which chi kung has a common link, and flows through channels in the body which are called meridians in the West. The unobstructed flow of Chi is key to our health.
A blockage at any major point will lead to an overload of the energy system at another location and consequently to a condition of uneasiness or dis-ease. Such blockages can be caused by a number of factors, such as a sedentary lifestyle typical to office jobs, which doesn't sufficiently stimulate the energy flow, bad posture, or a high level of muscle tension, often caused by stress.
- I teach from home (or a fixed venue)
- I travel to students
HOW LONG: 2 Hours