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Qi gong

Qi gong (often spelt Chi Kung) is a healing exercise that has been practised for centuries by people in China.


The movements work through all the major muscle groups and joints, while also having a positive effect on the Chi or life force in the body. According to the teachings of Qi gong when the life force is flowing freely in the body, it has a positive effect on both our physical health and well being and also our state of mind.

Qi gong is easy to learn and enjoyable to do. Even a few minutes of practice can have a relaxing and rejuvenating effect. A regular practice helps to strengthen and harmonise the whole body and its various systems. It is suitable for people of all ages to enjoy.

Some Qi gong movements are very gentle, others more energetic. Some movements are large and expansive, others are more subtle. All are different and have a very specific effect on body and mind. Qi gong can be enjoyed both inside and outdoors and is often practiced in nature, parks or on the beach.

With a little bit of regular practice, Qi gong can have a powerful effect on mind, body and spirit. Regular practitioners claim it improves their health and well being, reduces levels of stress, and keeps them in a more positive state of mind.

Other benefits include

  • increases your flexibility

  • increases muscle tone and strength

  • improves your circulatory and cardio health

  • improves joint mobility

  • it is anti-rheumatic

  • helps you sleep better

  • increases energy levels

  • improves athletic performance

  • reduces injuries

  • detoxifies organs

  • improves your posture

  • relieves anxiety and depression

  • helps with chronic pain

  • releases endorphins that improves your mood

Qigong is a great practice which can help with the ups and downs of life. People who practice regularly give themselves this gift and all of the associated benefits.


Getting Started

We teach an introduction to the practice of Qi Gong on our relaxation weekend. Come and give it a go.

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"Practicing Qigong is so simple and so powerful.

You cannot do it wrong. You can only do it good, better, or best."

Chunyi Lin

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