To find out more about Qi Gong click on the link below.
What is Qigong?
Qigong is the art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate the life energy (Qi). Qigong practice leads to better health and vitality and a tranquil state of mind. Qigong is about Strength and Building Energy. People of all ages can practice, even seniors well into their 90’s.
Who Can Benefit?
Because Qigong includes both dynamic and gentle techniques that can be practiced from standing, seated, or supine postures, it is suitable for young and old. Practices can be tailored to individual needs making it an ideal aid to recovery from illness or injury. Qigong is a form of complementary medicine. It works well with other forms of therapy and should never be used as a substitute for necessary treatment by a physician.
Benefits of Qigong:
Cardiovascular: Lowers resting heart rate; normalized EKG, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels
Respiratory: Slows respiratory rate, improves gaseous exchange, significant benefits for asthma & bronchitis
Circulation: Improves micro-circulation, prevents vascular spasms, very helpful for angina, migraine, and Reynaud's Syndrome (cold hands & feet)
Brain: Improves cerebral blood flow, less incidence of stroke; reduction in frequency and intensity of seizure disorders; slow, high amplitude brainwaves suggest relaxed and integrated state of consciousness
Musculoskeletal: Improves posture, balance, strength, stamina, flexibility
Chronic Pain: Significant pain reduction from all causes, including injury, surgery, arthritis, Fibromyalgia
Mental Health: Decreases: stress response, Type A, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, depression. Improves memory and interpersonal sensitivity
Longevity: Improves: blood pressure, vital capacity, cholesterol and hormone levels, kidney function, mental acuity, vision and hearing, skin elasticity, bone density, immune function, digestion, balance, flexibility, strength, libido. Destroys free radicals (major cause of tissue degeneration) by stimulating activity of super-oxide dismutase