Gi Gong goes back beyond Confucius as a series of Chinese exercises to stimulate and re-balance the flow of Qi, the energy in the body. It uses acupuncture merideans and points with the aim to restore health. Most of the exercises are very gentle but deceptively powerful. There are many forms to suit all. Some are based on the Chinese five types of energy Earth, Wood, Metal, Fire and Water. Others are based on the animals the Chinese loved to study – Bear, Tiger, Monkey, Crane, and of course the Dragon.
Margaret Roy teaches a class for U3A at 9.30am each Thursday morning in the Snooker Hall on Howieson Square. She has been practising Qi Gong for over 40 years, successfully using many exercises with her homoeopathic patients and students. Over the last two years she has been training as a Qi Gong teacher.
Cost for the class is £1-2 to pay rent of the hall.