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Qigong

 

Qigong

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Qigong (pronouced Chi Kung) is an ancient system of healing and energy medicine from China. It is an art and science that combines breath, gentle movement and meditation to cleanse, strengthen and circulate the energy in the body. Qigong practice leads to better health and vitality and a tranquil state of mind.

Qigong is composed of movements that are repeated numerous times, typically stretching the body, increasing fluid circulation (blood, synovial and lymph) and building awareness of how the body moves through space.

In the past, qigong was called nei gong (inner work) or dao yin (guiding energy). Today, the original ancient word for qigong is being revived: yang sheng. Yang sheng means "nurturing" (yang) "life" (sheng). This beautiful term includes not only healing exercises and meditations but also any practices that contribute to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual balance. Nor is yang sheng restricted to personal well-being. To nurture life is to live in a way that cares for the life around us - all of nature.” -