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Qigong – English

Qigong is an ancient Chinese practice that combines slow and fluid movements, conscious breathing and mental focus to promote overall health and well-being. With roots in Taoist philosophy and traditional Chinese medicine, Qigong has become a popular form of exercise worldwide due to its benefits to the human body and mind.

Qigong was developed in China thousands of years ago, and there is an impressive variety of Qigong styles and techniques, each with its own characteristics and benefits. However, there are some basic elements that are common to most forms of Qigong.

One of these basics is breath control. During Qigong practice, breathing is often slowed and deepened to stimulate the circulation of vital energy in the body and promote relaxation. This conscious breathing helps calm the mind and reduce stress, two important aspects of maintaining optimal health.

Slow and fluid movements are another key component of Qigong. These movements are designed to improve the circulation of blood and vital energy through the body, to stretch and strengthen muscles and joints, and to release accumulated tension. Many of the Qigong movements are inspired by nature and animals, such as trees moving in the wind or tigers stretching.

While Qigong is a form of physical exercise, it is also a mental and spiritual practice. Mental focus is essential in Qigong as it helps direct vital energy to areas in need of healing or balancing. Qigong practitioners learn to develop the ability to sense and control the flow of Qi in their own body.

One of the greatest attractions of Qigong is that it can be practiced by anyone, regardless of age or fitness level. It can also be tailored to suit individual needs, whether one is looking to improve health, reduce stress or explore the deeper aspects of personal development.

The benefits of Qigong practice are well documented and include:

Improving physical health: Qigong can help increase flexibility, strength and balance, reducing the risk of injury and improving cardiovascular health.

  • Reducing stress and anxiety: Through regular practice of Qigong, people can calm their nervous system and achieve a state of deep relaxation, thereby reducing stress and anxiety.
  • Improve sleep quality: Qigong can help improve sleep quality by relaxing the body and mind.
  • Increased self-esteem and confidence: By developing the skills of concentration and control over one’s life energy, people can experience an increase in self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Improving the immune system: There is evidence that Qigong can enhance the function of the immune system, helping the body fight infections more effectively.
  • Relieving Chronic Pain: Many people have found relief from chronic pain, such as back or shoulder pain, through regular Qigong practice.

In addition to the physical and mental health benefits, Qigong is a beautiful way to explore Chinese philosophy and culture. While beginners can experience the immediate benefits of this practice, those who have practiced Qigong for years can reach high levels of mastery and understanding of the vital energy and connection between body and mind.