Qi Gong and Tai Chi
Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese method of healing. Qi means vital life energy and Gong means skill. Together they refer to the skill, or cultivation, of gathering and moving vital life energy throughout the body to restore and support balance and to prevent illness. It is used to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate qi for all dimensions of health – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
Qi Gong can take many forms including breathing techniques, gentle movement, meditation, and focused intention. The most popular form is Tai Chi, which is a graceful, slow and fluid Qi Gong form – like a dance. As a whole body, whole mind exercise, Tai Chi treats the whole body systemically to restore original balance and health. Other forms of Qi Gong, including meditative Qi Gong, focus on a specific system or body part that is out of balance.
The regular practice of Qi Gong leads to better health and vitality and a tranquil state of mind. It can calm the nervous system, relieve stress and pain, enhance fertility, improve sleep and digestion, and strengthen the immune system. As part of a healthy aging cultivation, the practice of Qi Gong can increase strength, balance, and flexibility while promoting longevity. At Shen Ming Health Cultivation Center, we teach our patients Qi Gong practices for specific health conditions as well as for overall disease prevention and to cultivate a deeper connection to the wisdom within.