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Mountain Qi

Deep Healing Energy Work

Qigong, Tai Chi and Kung Fu

Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. The word Qigong is made up of two words. Qi (pronounced chee) means the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe and Gong (pronounced gung) means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qigong conveys the idea of a system of cultivating energy for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.

Qigong practices can be classified as martial, medical, or spiritual. All styles involve posture, breathing techniques, and mental focus. Some practices increase the Qi; others circulate it, use it to cleanse and heal the body, store it, or emit Qi to help heal others.

Tai chi is a Qigong practice of slow, graceful exercises that combine movement, meditation and rhythmic breathing to improve the flow of chi through the body.

Kung Fu is a Chinese martial art system based on Qigong principles originating in the Shaolin temple in China. It was developed as a set of exercises to help Buddhist monks keep themselves healthy whilst carrying out the rigorous meditation regime required of them.

Qigong creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs. The gentle, rhythmic movements of Qigong reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system. It has also been found to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions. Those who maintain a consistent practice of Qigong find that it helps one regain a youthful vitality, maintain health even into old age and helps speed recovery from illness.

Private Instruction Available

Energy Qigong 6-week program

Yang Style Tai Chi 6-week program

Dragon Mountain Kung Fu

Adults – private lessons by appointment

Children – group lessons