A little bit about Qigong
Qigong (pronounced “chee gong”) is an ancient Chinese healing practice some say spans back 5000 years. Qigong probably emerged naturally in the simple fields of ancient China, slow paced farmers, deeply attuned to the rhythms of nature, observed ways in which life was nurtured in plants and animals. It’s evolved over many centuries being taught by Shamans, influenced by Yoga, and martial elements of Tai Chi.
‘Qi’ means life force and ‘gong’ means work, therefore Qigong is fundamentally a practice that helps cultivate ‘Qi energy’ which is required to live a healthy life.
Did you know, you can create Qi?
We have the amazing capability to create Qi by using a recipe of mindful movement + breathing + focused attention + intention + imagination.
Qigong is an amazing way to connect to nature and utilise the available energy Mother Earth provides, through the unity movement, breathing and the power of your mind, Qigong is a fantastic way to relax, improve attention, focus and deepen your spiritual path or connection.
It has been said that Qigong is ‘movement meditation’, and can suit those who struggle to sit and meditate. There are 3 main forms of Qigong, moving, standing and seated; it’s normal to progress from moving, standing and then seated but quite often a class involves all 3 elements.
In a modern world where our attention is being stolen, Qigong is a an effective tool to dampen ‘over thinking’ and bring us back to our bodies and encourage presence. The ability to be present has many benefits in every day life from managing daily stress to improving sporting performance.
There are various types of Qigong – Medical, Martial, Spiritual, Intellectual and Health Qigong.
At HealthTribe we teach ‘Health Qigong’ and in particular the Shabashi forms.
Beginners Qigong Classes
Join us for two ‘drop in’ beginners Qigong classes in July!
The classes will be taking part in the stunning Forest garden at the Quadrangle in Shoreham, next to HealthTribe’s studio.
See below for more information and to book your place: