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It’s About the Qi

Body, Breath,

and Mind

A Gentle Qigong Practice to Enrich Your Life
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About Us

A Gentle Qigong Practice

A Peaceful Standing Meditation
For the Body. For the Breath. For the Mind.
Qigong, pronounced “chi kung”, is an “ancient formula for flow.” Qi is Chinese for energy; the gong is cultivation or practice. In this standing Qigong practice and with this ancient formula for flow we create a way to help reduce stress in our bodies. As we know, stress is 90-95% at the root of most illnesses.

It’s About the Qi is an online Standing Qigong Practice, ready to use and stream on your mobile phone, tablet, television home computer, or laptop.

Rather than going to your local YMCA or community center to learn this beginner’s practice, we bring it directly to you to use at your convenience, any time day or night.

 

“This very gentle Qigong practice is designed to help you understand and develop the tools that will assist you not only in times of stress, but for moments of simple beauty as well.  I hope you will learn to bring a bit of self-directed awareness to the energies around us, that touch and live within us.

After all, It’s About The Qi.”

Pamela MacDonald

Certified Qigong Practice Leader, IIQTC

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Our Classes

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Warm Up

Warm Up

Gentle movements for the spine, shoulders, arms, and neck.
Breathing

Breathing

A series of gentle, mindful movements to focus on one’s breath.
Practice

Practice

A series of bimonthly instructions to help cultivate and expand your Qi.
Calming

Calming

A 17-point vocal mediation and relaxation exercise to help release stress.

Videos

Videos

Instructional materials designed to help with your personal Qigong practice.
Community

Community

Cultivate good Qi with likeminded people to enhance your daily life.

Why Choose It’s About the Qi

An Easy to Follow Series of Meditative Movements for Health and Wellness 

It’s About the Qi is designed for the Western beginner to enjoy the benefits of this ancient Eastern practice. I think you will enjoy the simplicity of our particular style of Qigong, steeped in a tradition over 5000 years old.

Easier than Tai Chi, this Standing Qigong Meditation utilizes extremely limited footwork. With routine practice, you will be able to develop the tools to help you reach a level of calmness quickly and easily:
While you are awake – While you are standing – While you are Aware

“Mind the body and the breath. And then clear the mind to distill the heavenly elixir within.”
Roger Jahnke, OMD

Feel the Qi

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Why Practice Qigong?

Re-Energize

Re-Engergize

When our Qi energy flows smoothly and quietly, we allow ourselves a moment to bring fresh energy to the body and the mind.
Strength Building

Strength Building

While we may speak of the Yin Yang as a spiritually harmonious duality, we have the same capabilities within our bodies. In the West, we refer to this as “isometrics”.
Strength Building

Stress Relief

With attention to Alignment, Breath, and Consciousness (the here and now), we allow our autonomic nervous system to go from the “fight or flight” response to the “rest and digest” response. In this parasympathetic state, we allow our stress levels to be greatly reduced.
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Beauty of Mind

Beauty of Mind

By sharing this practice, you will begin to understand the clarity of the mind by focusing on the “here” and the “now”.
Relax and Refresh

Relax & Refresh

At the end of our practice, you will be encouraged to stay and join in for a 17-point guided relaxation meditation. You will come away relaxed and refreshed.
Mind and Soul

Mind & Soul

Allow your Heart/Mind connection to fully open so that you may connect the gentle Qi that is around us, the gentle Qi that touches us, and the gentle Qi that flows within us. Incorporating this mindful practice into your life offers us personal access to greater energy and power.  

Meet Your Instructor

Pamela MacDonald

Pamela MacDonald

Qi Gong Teacher & Practitioner

As of 2020, Pam MacDonald has a combined 6 years of Qigong Practice. She has 4 years as a practitioner and she is now going into her third year as a Qigong Practice Leader.

Her first exposure to Qigong was in the last century during her acting days.  For 2 years Pam studied voice and breath “control” for the actor. This method of “control” was based on Qigong breathing. This study was, in actuality, teaching her to control her Qi (Chi). Pam’s next exposure occurred in this Century! Her non-English speaking Tai Chi instructor was born and raised in China. However, the first 20 minutes were, what her instructor (in very heavily accented English) called “We warm up now!” This, in fact, was Qigong.

Today Pam is a Certified Practice Leader with accreditation from the Institute for Integral Tai Chi and Qigong (IIQTC).  Seeing a need for community and a solution for a meeting place, Pam created It’s About The Qi as an ongoing web-based group Qigong Practice.  Pam hopes to reach those who, for whatever reason, cannot join a physical group.  And do remember, a standing Qigong is best practiced first thing in the morning or a half hour or so prior to retiring for the night.

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Testimonials

What People Are Saying

During a break from my Qigong practice (while Pam was traveling), I decided to take a balance ball class. I was absolutely blown away at how strong my core had become as a result of her courses. I actually managed my balance much better than most of the younger women in my group.
L. Woodard

Chicago, Illinois

I, unfortunately, have developed a case of Rheumatoid Arthritis recently. I continue my standards medications, of course, but I noticed within about 3 months of adding Pam’s Qigong courses to my health routine, my RA noticeably improved and my pain has decreased significantly.
L. Hangii

Los Angeles, California

I’m a nature photographer and I’ve noticed that carrying my equipment is easier since beginning this practice. The balance I’ve developed from this practice gets me into precarious positions for some great shots. Between nature and Qigong, I’m quite literally a happier camper!
J. Greenberg

Edmonton, Canada

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