Oriental Medicine: Qi Gong
Qi Gong (pronounced “chee gung”) is a self-healing practice that enhances and balances the body’s flow of Qi: the vital life energy or universal animating force that flows through nature and all living things. The abundant, free flow of Qi leads to health and well-being. “Gong” means “work” or “benefits acquired through discipline and practice.” Thus, Qi Gong is the practice of working with and cultivating our life force to improve health.
Qi Gong has been developed and practiced for over 4,000 years and — along with Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Oriental Diet Therapy and Massage — is one of the cornerstones of Oriental Medicine.
People practice Qi Gong for many reasons. For some, it is a means of restoring, maintaining and improving physical health; for others, it is a path to relaxation and emotional balance; still others embrace it as a spiritual tool. This is accomplished by integrating postures, movement, breathing methods, stillness meditations, and focused intention.
Benefits of Qi Gong include:
- improved health
- prevention of illness
- energetic vigor
- clarity of mind
- improved longevity
It is common to experience initial results that deepen and evolve with continued practice.
There are many different lineages of Qi Gong, each with their own unique forms that are passed down through generations of Qi Gong masters over many hundreds of years. Among others, some of the Qi Gong lineages studied by our practitioners are Soaring Crane, Tibetan Energy Yoga, One Thousand Hands Buddha, 8 Treasures, Nourishing Woman, 6 Sounds Therapy, Blue Meditation, Jade Body, Yi Jin Xi Sui Jing Qi Gong, and Qi Dao.
We work with you to craft an individualized Qi Gong program tailored to your needs, abilities and interests. Our beautiful movement studio or our peaceful grounds provide the perfect back drop for your Qi Gong training and practice.