Qi means “energy” as well as “breath.” Explore new ways of mindfully inhabiting the body.
This summer, we are thrilled to offer Qi Gong classes!
Qi means “energy” as well as “breath.” Gong is a general term meaning “work” or “skill.” Hence, the term qigong may be translated as “breathing exercise” as well as “energy work.” In terms of the practice of qigong exercises, it signifies “an expertise at working with life-force energy.” Becoming an expert at working with our own internal energy gives us the resources to have choices in the kind of day and life that we want to have.
Thursday, August 9 - 7 to 8:30 pm
Thursday, August 23 - 7 to 8:30 pm
Thursday, September 6 - 7 to 8:30 pm
Thursday, September 20 - 7 to 8:30 pm
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Qigong is based on the premise that the human body is an energy system. As long as it has energy, or qi, it is alive; when energy is gone, it is dead. Based on the principles of classical Taoist philosophy, qigong is a simple and practical approach for gaining skill in matters of health, happiness, and spiritual attainment. Qigong practitioners learn how to tap into their own inner resources and become self-sufficient and skilled at working with their own internal energy. Qigong amplifies the internal energy of practitioners, enabling them to become full of vitality, healthy, emotionally balanced, and spiritually connected. This creates inner balance and harmony that leads to longevity and a deep sense of purpose in life.
People watching qigong see only slow, graceful movement or simple stretches. People often ask, “How can that get you in shape or train you to be a better martial artist?” But, like an iceberg, there is a lot more to qigong than meets the eye. What you can see and witness in a qigong practice is only the surface of a much deeper and potent internal power. Qigong is simple: It requires no equipment and little space, and can be practiced in a short amount of time.