Qigong

Qigong is offered for 1:1 and group sessions. Please check home page for current and future workshops.

Zhan Zhuang (pronounced 'jon joo-ong') Standing Meditation

Standing Meditation is the foundation of qigong practice. Zhan Zhuang focuses on relaxation, posture, breathing and some slow movements. There is attention to balance and alignment. Some benefits from this practice are: increased circulation, calms nervous system, improves digestion, releases blockages and elevates energy. Through continued practice we learn to move using yi (mind/intention). Very beneficial for reducing stress.

Wu Xing (pronounced 'woo-hsing')

Wu Xing works with the 5 elements or phases, Metal, Fire, Wood, Earth and Water. Each movement connects with a specific organ, emotion, colour and season to clear blockages and renew energy.

Yi Jin Jing (pronounced 'ee jeen jeeng') Tendon Transforming

Yi Jin Jing has soft and graceful movements that focus on the turning and flexing of the spine which strengthens the limbs and internal organs. This practice improves the respiratory system, flexibility, balance and muscular strength. It can help prevent diseases of the joints, digestive system, cardiovascular system and nervous system. It also quiets the mind, bringing a sense of tranquility. Our breathing becomes harmonious with our internal and external movements.

Ba Duan Jin (pronounced 'ba doo-ahn jeen') 8 Piece Brocade

Ba duan jin is easy to follow and is one of the most well known qigong practices. There are eight movements, each focusing on a different physical area and qi meridian. It improves your immune system, strengthens inner organs' function and harmonises qi flow.

Chan Si Gong (pronounced 'chaan tszuh gung') Silk Reeling

Silk Reeling is a set of repetitive spiral movements with the arms and hands. The gradual opening and closing movements create inner energy circulation, concentrated on a connection to the earth, dan tian rotation, waist turning, and knee alignment. It is the foundation for Taiji practice, especially the Chen Style. It improves coordination and leg strength and conditions tendons and muscles.

Liu Zi Jue (pronounced 'leo tzuh joo eh') Six Healing Sounds

This practice integrates sound and posture to clear toxins from the heart, liver, spleen, lungs and kidneys. It strengthens your immune system and organ function while balancing your inner qi flow. Xu is for nourishing liver energy and soothing anger, Ke is for strengthening heart energy and calming emotions, Hu is for improving spleen energy and relieving worries, Sha is for smoothing lung energy and washing away sadness, Chui is for fortifying kidney energy and dispelling fear and Xi is used to unlock the Triple Energizer energy flow to prevent illness. Where the mind (yi) goes the qi follows, where the healing sound vibrates, the healing qi enters.

Wu Qin Xi (pronounced 'woo cheen shhee') Five Animal Frolics

An ancient Qigong practice created by Hua tuo, a Chinese doctor, based on Chuang-tzu's Taoist practice and traditional Chinese medical philosophy. Each animal movement optimises our inner organ health. Tiger: liver energy flow, Deer: kidney, Bear: spleen and stomach, Monkey: heart, Crane: lungs. Five Animal Frolics stimulates qi to promote relaxation, reduce stress and prevent illness.