You can often see tai chi qigong being practiced by elderly Asians in the parks here in the Bay Area. “Qi” (also spelled “chi”) means “energy”, and “gong” (also spelled “kung”) means “work.” Thus, any work of energy can be considered Qigong.
In Chinese Medicine, illness or disharmony results from the lack of qi. Qi can be lacking when it is “stuck” somewhere or depleted. When we practice qigong, we are helping the qi flow more smoothly and also building more of it. Coordinating our movements with the breath is key in qigong movements.
Chinese Medicine does not generally distinguish emotional from physical health-- it is all connected. Thus the birth of this class--using simple movements to transform emotional distress and disharmony. We use qigong and acupressure points (same points as the acupunturists use but with our fingers ‘pressure’) to activate the qi in our bodies. With attention and intention, we can address daily stresses and help our bodies rebalance themselves
Here’s a simple article about qigong: http://www.qigonghealing.com/qigong/whatis.html
Here’s one on acupressure: http://www.balanceflow.com/BAacupressure.htm
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