Qigong is a wonderful way to enhance health.
I offer individual and group lessons in Qigong.
I often introduce Qigong to my Health Coaching clients. It can gently wake up the circulation in the body and prepare someone who had not been exercising regularly so they can move into exercise after a few weeks. Many enjoy the practice and its benefits so much that they continue to practice as well as add exercise to their program of good health.
"Qigong can be described as a mind-body-spirit practice
that improves one's mental and physical health
by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique,
self-massage, sound, and focused intent. There are likely thousands of qigong styles, schools, traditions, forms, and lineages, each with practical applications and different theories about Qi (subtle breath or vital energy) and Gong (skill cultivated through steady practice)". - National Qigong Association
"Qi means "breath" or "air" and is considered the "vital-life-force" or "life-force energy." Qigong practitioners believe that this vital-life-force penetrates and permeates everything in the universe. It corresponds to the Greek "pneuma," the Sanskrit "prana," or the Western medical conception of "bioelectricity."
Gong means "work" or "effort" and is the commitment an individual puts into any practice or skill that requires time, patience, and repetition to perfect.
Through study, the individual aims to develop the ability to manipulate Qi in order to promote self-healing, prevent disease, and increase longevity." - University of Minnesota