QI GONG (Chi Kung)
Qi (pronounced Chee) is the Chinese word for “Life Energy”. Gong refers to the persistent cultivation of something to a very high level of proficiency. So QI GONG is the cultivation of the life-force energy to improve health and well-being of body, mind and spirit.
Qi Gong is oftern referred to as “moving meditation”. The term encompasses a vast range of self-healing practices, grounded in the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. There are Qi Gong Practices suitable for every age and state of health.
Taiji (Tai )
The various Tai Chi styles evolved from martial arts. They would all be included under the collective term Qi Gong and share all the underlying principles of grounding, alignment and body/mind integration. A typical Qi Gong class is both energising and relaxing.
It will include a combination of stretching and flowing movements, together with breathing and mind/body awareness. Julie’s work at all levels is deeply influenced by the “awareness through movement” principles of the Feldenkrais Method.
‘This can be a life-long journey into greater self-awareness at all levels of being.’
Qi Gong Benefits
- Blood Pressure
- Joint and Spinal Health
- Stress related conditions/insomnia