What is Qi gong
Created more than 6,000 year ago, Qi Gong is an effective compilation of preventive, healing and strengthening exercises. Qi gong is one branch of the healing modality from Traditional Chinese Energetic Medicine. ‘Qi’ means Life Force Energy and ‘Gong’ translates to Acquired Skill or Work.
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention.
These gentle movements that are repeated a number of times, often stretching the body, increasing fluid movement (blood, synovial and lymph) while building awareness of how the body moves through space.
Why do Qi gong
The slow gentle movements of most Qi gong forms can be easily adapted, even for the physically challenged and can be practiced by all age groups.
Combined with breath work, physical movements, creative visualization, and perceptual intention Medical Qi Gong will support the body’s natural healing capacity by purging toxic emotions, eliminate energetic stagnation’s, as well as strengthening and balancing the internal organs and energetic fields.
Two of the most significant reasons for practicing Qi Gong are to achieve longevity and a higher quality of life.
Qi gong has been shown to improve your flexibility, increase your stability and calm your mind. It has also been shown to decrease anger, depression and general confusion.
The gentle, rhythmic movements of Qi gong
- reduce stress,
- build stamina,
- increase vitality, and
- enhance the immune system.
Qi gong’s great appeal is that everyone can benefit, regardless of ability, age, belief system or life circumstances.
It has also been found to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions.
If you find yoga too challenging then this is a good place to start. All of the exercises are done standing or sitting if you prefer. The exercises can be modified to match your level of ability and flexibility.
For questions or to register for the class contact Jack Godfrey at
- email: Jack@Sunriseyoga.ca
- Studio: 902-404-9642
- Cell: 902-223-7540