Qigong, pronounced “chi gong,” was developed in China thousands of years ago as part of traditional Chinese medicine. It involves flowing exercises that move the energy within the body, mind and spirit, with the goal of improving and maintaining health and well-being.
Practicing qigong may improve fitness, reduce anxiety and depression, relieve chronic pain, increase balance, strengthen the immune and respiratory systems and make you happy. Qigong practice is done outside in nature, this too offers an opportunity for grounding. It involves moving meditation, slow flowing movement, deep breathing and a calm meditative state of mind. In my experience in practicing qigong for over 18 years, it has been my rock. No matter what is happening in my life, this practice has kept me balanced and focused, feeling stronger, healthier and happier.
I teach in Kiryat Menachem (Monday mornings) and Baka (Thursday mornings) and in the biannual Women’s retreat in Sinai.