qigong

 

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Qigong (Chi Kong) means to build up energy through persistent activity. There are thousands of exercises to build up strength, health, stamina, a sense of peace and calmness. These Chinese exercises can be done individually or several put together
Qigong is suitable for all ages, levels of fitness and interests. The exercises can be done standing, sitting, lying or a mixture. It could be one move that is repeated several times or a group of moves that are repeated several times. The level of difficulty and complexity vary from the very gentle to the more strenuous cardiovascular exercises.

Examples of the exercises taught:
Standing Like a Tree (Zhan Zhuang) is a standing meditation that helps you release tension in the muscles and joints. It is develops a sense of calmness.

The Eight Pieces of Brocade (Baduanjing) is a sequence of eight moves which increases flexibility throughout your body as well as being strength in the legs and back.

Eight Animal Qigong are a set of 8 moves which can be done either on their own, in pairs or altogether. The combination of moves works every part of the body building strength and flexibility.

Shibashi is a set of 18 gentle flowing moves that combine elements of Qigong and Tai Chi. There are at least 4 different sets of 18 move sequence if you wish to advance further or you can stay with 1 set.

12 Step Daoyin Health Preservation Exercises (Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong Shi Er Fa) consists of 12 exercises designed and complied by the Chinese Health Qigong Association. The movements are slow and gentle to improve and maintain physical and mental health.

Breathing exercises help to calm the body and mind as well as provide energy for the moment and to be stored for use at a later stage.

Du Gong exercises is a set that helps free each of the joints in the body which helps provide freer, less painful movement in the joints, ideal if you suffer from Arthritis or Fibromyalgia. It helps to develop your flexibility.

Whirling Arms in a Corridor significantly helps release tight shoulders, neck, upper and middle back tension.

Dragon Steps helps to build up strength in the knees and thighs as well as back muscles and circulatory system

Qigong is a practice in its own right and you can gain many health benefits from it but it is also a great complimentary practice when learning Tai Chi. It helps prepare the body for Tai Chi, remembering sequences as well as developing much more skill and precision when practising Tai Chi forms.

benefits

Here are some of the potential benefits of regular practice:

  • Improved: flexibility, breathing, cardio vascular activities, balance, concentration, focus and memory
  • Increased: stamina, strength, sense of well-being
  • Being able to be calm, centred; managing stressful situations and pain more effectively

the session

You will learn a range of moves as well as a sequence of moves.  There a many variations and levels of difficulty so is ideally suited to you no matter what level of fitness or age you are.   You can make it as gentle or as challenging as you wish.  You learn breathing and relaxation techniques to help you release tension relax and develop a quiet mind and calm body.   This combination of softness and strength helps you strengthen your muscles, increase your flexibility and stamina.  The combination of exercises, breathing and relaxation techniques help to improve your concentration, feel calm, cenntred and yet energised.

equipment

Loose clothing is advised and either trainers, Tai Chi shoes or bare feet.

 

 

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Marjorie's classes are always very informative and interesting. She gives in-depth and patient instruction while encouraging pupils to progress at a rate that they are comfortable with. The Qigong exercises are fascinating and always add an extra bit of fun to the classes. Thoroughly enjoyable instruction.
  R O'Keeffe