Ashbourne & District

Qigong

LeaderLindsay Trevarthen
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Qigong classes take place weekly on the first three Thursdays of the month at Wyaston Village Hall from 10.00 to 11.30 (the Science and Engineering group meet there on the fourth Thursday). Cost to cover venue hire is £2.00/week, payable in six-weekly blocks, but do come and join us for a free taster session!

Qigong is something like tai chi, but much older - about 5000 years, compared to about 700 hundred years for tai chi! It is also easier to learn, and unlike yoga or Pilates, you don't have to lie on the floor, and if your balance isn't very good or you are uncomfortable standing, most of the movements can be done sitting down.

The structure of the class is: sitting meditation, standing meditation movements, short break, stretches and specific qigong movements which I change every few months.

Further information about qigong below. Photo of the class in action!

Qigong is an ancient and powerful system of energy medicine from China: it means ‘vital energy (Qi) cultivation (Gong). It is one of the five tenets of Traditional Chinese Medicine for maintaining good health.

Qigong uses breathing techniques, gentle movement and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate Qi. Qigong practice helps generate, channel, conserve, store and direct Qi in the body and leads to both better vitality and a tranquil state of mind: it will help accelerate healing, slow ageing, relieve stress and enhance learning.

It is more than just movement exercises like tai chi and includes standing and sitting meditations, massage, therapeutic healing techniques, and other health and energy-building practices.

Generally Qigong exercises have been found helpful for people suffering with breathing difficulties, arthritis, depression, mild nervous disorders, high blood pressure, headaches, lower back and balance problems. They also aid healing processes in the stomach, intestines, kidneys, liver and heart.

Qigong movements are performed within the limits of the individual, leading to a gradual improvement in mobility, balance, co-ordination and concentration.

Qigong is non-competitive and easy to do. It is an holistic approach to optimum health of mind, body and spirit and is suitable for all age groups, abilities and levels of fitness.

Dates for your Diary
Thu Jun 9th 10.00 to 11.30 Wyaston Village Hall
Thu Jun 23rd 10.00 to 11.30 Wyaston Village Hall
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