Qi Gong & Meditation
Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures & movement, breathing techniques and focused intention. It is practiced for health maintenance, healing, increasing vitality & strength.
Qi (pronounced chee) is usually translated to mean the life force or energy that flows through all things in the universe. The second word, Gong, translates to mean work or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qi gong means energy work or rather working our life force.
As a gentle exercise, Qi Gong composes of movements that are repeated a number of times, often stretching the body. On a physical level Qi Gong practice has been found to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions, as well as bringing balance to the endocrine (hormonal) system. The postures and movements build muscular strength, promote flexibility, while also helping to align the skeletal correctly.
Qi Gong is practiced to achieve & maintain good all round health, not just healthy, fit bodies, but also calm minds, and an ability to reconnect with spirit. Qi Gong is one of the few exercise or meditation systems that truly and brings balance to mind, body & soul.
There are many different types of meditation – and many different ways to meditate, its not just sitting still and trying not to think of anything! In our dedicated meditation class we cover static and moving Qi Gong, Kuji-In, active and contemplation meditation, as well as other internal energy work.
Qi Gong Classes are held on Wednesdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 10am. Classes are 1 hour and cost £5. Please wear loose comfortable clothing.
Our meditation class is held at our studio on Wednesdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 10am. Private meditation classes are available for individuals or small groups. Please contact us for details.