Qi gong (pronounced "chee-gong") is deeply relaxing, supportive to the body and restorative. It is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention.
Qi gong practices can be classified as martial, medical, or spiritual. All styles have three things in common: they all involve a posture, (whether moving or stationary), breathing techniques, and mental / body focus.
Some practices increase the Qi; others circulate it, use it to cleanse and heal the body, or store it. Practices vary from the soft internal styles such as Tai Ji; to the external, vigorous styles such as Gong Fu.
Slow gentle movements of most Qi gong forms can be easily adapted, even for the physically challenged and can be practiced by all age groups.
I have learned a lineage called Jin Jing Gong, or tendon and ligament qi gong, which focuses on opening the channels through stretching, while also strengthening the body by working the tendons and ligaments.
Jin Jing Gong is an ancient lineage passed down from my teachers: Heiner Fruehauf and Master Wang Qingyu.
Adding a qi gong practice to your daily routine will support your journey of healing, wellness, and transformation.