What is Qigong?
The word Qigong is a relatively new term coined in the last hundred years but the practice is more than five thousand years old. Qi means "energy" and gong means "practice" so we practice our internal energy through various Qigong forms. Qigong is one of the pillars of East Asian medicine whereby an individual cultivates their inner kingdom through intentional movement, breath work and meditative stillness. Qigong is like a dance; playful, graceful and yet physically and mentally rigorous. It incorporates balance, strength and agility of mind and body. Talking about what Qigong is is as difficult as describing what a strawberry tastes like, you really need to experience it. When your Qi is ordered, your body is able to function efficiently. With the levels of stress, anxiety, pollution, toxins and disease so pervasive in culture today, your Qi is likely chaotic, barely functioning properly. Qigong is a balm for modern living not to mention it is fun, feels good both physically and mentally by keeping your body and brain fit.