Q is for Qi Gong
Six things you wanted to know about Qi Gong but didn't know who to ask:
- How do I pronounce "Qi Gong"?
Qi is pronounced "chee"
Gong is pronounced" gung" (rhythms with lung)
- What is Qi Gong?
A powerful system of healing and energy medicine from China. It's the art and science of using breathing and gentle movement to cleanse, strengthen and circulate life energy (qi). Read more from Qi Gong master Ken Cohen here
- What are the basic principles of Qi Gong
Breathing and being relaxed are two of the fundamental basics. Watch Qi Gong master Ken Cohen demonstrate them here http://youtu.be/I3GuK1OVbCc
- What do you do with Qi Gong?
Qi Gong is used as a healing modality Watch a qi gong treatment
It is applied in sports and martial arts to improve strength and stamina
It is used as a spiritual discipline
- Who can do Qi Gong?
Everyone! Qi Gong can be done standing, seated or even laying down. Its gentle techniques are appropriate for all ages and levels of fitness. It can even be tailored to suit the ill, injured or palliative student.
- How do I find a Qi Gong instructor?
Your local martial arts club may offer Qi Gong, or at least, may point you in the direction of a local Qi Gong group.
Check your local recreation centres. Even if they don't offer Qi Gong, many rec. centres offer Tai Chi and Tai Chi instructors are often well versed in Qi Gong.
If these options don't work for you, try the Qi Gong Institutes International Directory of Qi Gong Teachers and Therapists