Qigong (pronounced Chi Kung) is an ancient Chinese health care system. It integrates physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intention to open blockages in the body. Additionally, the movements are fairly easy to learn and allow access to everyone. You don’t have to be flexible to see the benefit of regular Qigong practice.
Qigong is becoming a welcomed addition to current methods of handling stress. Countless studies on the effect of an ongoing Qigong practice on stress have shown highly-encouraging results. Naturally, studies have been performed all around the world, and of course, here in the United States. Institutions studying the benefits of Qigong practice include the following:
Harvard Medical School
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
UC San Diego
Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi
Cherokee Nations Technical Institute
Regional Health Command, Europe
University of Texas, El Paso
These and other intuitions have generally concluded that “Qigong is safe, portable and easily adapted….” And that the healing art is “a complementary and integrative therapy” for PTSD, rehab, stress, and sleep.
Benefits of Qigong
Other studies have indicated that Qigong is of benefit to many of our physical problems including:
Bone Loss Muscle Tone
Blood Cortisol RA/joint stiffness
Fibromyalgia Stroke Recovery
Calming the mind and calming the body allows healing. Strengthening the muscles through simple postures and movements prevents falls. Moving with purpose, flow, and gentle weight-bearing helps improve balance. Additionally, Qigong practice can positively impact bone density. Achieving a relaxed state of the mind reduces stress. These are some of the simple premises that underlie the health benefits of Qigong
Develop your leg and core muscles, and become more limber with the addition of a Qigong practice to your life. Qigong, with the alignment and breath, is the perfect opportunity to utilize this ancient healing art is what we in the West call isometrics.
Why Choose It’s About the Qi?
It’s About The Qi is designed for the Western beginner to enjoy the benefits of this ancient eastern practice. You will enjoy the simplicity of our particular style of Qigong, steeped in a tradition that is 5,000 years old. Easier than Tai Chi, this standing Qigong meditation utilizes extremely limited footwork. With routine practice, you’ll 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.
Qigong practices delivered twice a week will allow you to develop a stronger body and self. These helpful courses are easily used on all your devices and easily streamed to your television or larger monitor.
Interested in Learning About Developing Your Qigong Practice?
Pam invites you to join her via an online Qigong Practice, sent to you twice a week. These warm-up movements, breathing exercises, and Qigong Practice will help you to focus on your day ahead, or help your body unwind from a stressful day; thus preparing you for sleep.
If you’d like to become a member and sign up for our video courses, visit our membership Registration page for more info.
Naturally, you can contact It’s About the Qi by visiting our Reach Out page, send us an email at ItsAboutTheQi@Gmail.com, or give us a call at 310-547-4939.