What is Qi Gong?
Qi Gong (similar to Tai Chi) is a powerful self-healing practise that combines breathing techniques and gentle
but effective movement to improve your health and fitness and it helps you to relax and re-energise.
I use Qi Gong with my clients to help improve their mobility and flexibility alongside the other therapies or,
as a standalone treatment when a set of exercises tailored to your health condition are practised.
I use exercises that are easily adapted to your specific abilities where exercises can be practised
either standing or sitting.
Qi Gong can also be used as a moving meditation with or without breathing techniques to help with tension,
stress and anxiety. Meditation execises can be practised for just a couple of minutes or half an hour or so.
A guide to practising Tai Chi is available on the NHS site, find out more …
Who can benefit from Qi Gong?
Stress, anxiety, tension, depression – helps particularly with relaxation, being in the present, self awareness,
slowing down, sleep, breathing
Parkinsons – helps particularly with balance, posture, movement control and mobility.
Stroke recovery – helps particularly with balance, co-ordination, concentration and muscle strength.
Multiple Sclerosis – helps with balance, orientation, co-ordination and self awareness of your body.
Fibromyalgia - helps with mobility, muscle relaxation to help reduce pain and posture.
Chronic Fatigue - helps with relaxation, reducing stress levels, boosting immune system and adrenals.
Arthritis – helps with balance, muscular strength, flexibility and frees up stiff joints.
Heart failure – gentle and slow exercise to improve your overall health.
Ageing - helps with balance, getting down to the floor and up again, getting in and out of a car,
improving general mobility and flexibility.
Benefits of Qi Gong
Qi Gong is safe and simple to learn and can be practised at any time of day or night, at home or work, for all ages and abilities, requiring no equipment or special facilities - just your time. It can help to improve your:
flexibility and movement
health and vitality
reduces stress, tension and anxiety
strengthens and tones your muscles
enhances your awareness of your own body
helps you to breathe more effectively
balances your energy system and chakras
boosts your immune system
helps to reduce blood pressure