What is this strange foreign sounding activity of Qigong? and how do you even pronounce it?
Qigong is pronounced cheeeee-gong and originated in the high himalayan mountains of china. It is a form of exercise for the body as well as a meditation for the mind. Qigong and other marshal arts such as Tai chi are becoming more popular in the UK as more and more people are recognising the benefits of slowing down and listening to the body. Realising the need to stop rushing around in a never ending merriy-go-round of office, to gym, to supermarket to netfix and instead taking some time out to add a little calm, peace and perhaps even meaning to our lives.
Here are 3 of my top reasons for doing Qigong.
1. I want to stay healthier for longer
Did you know tai chi is the national exercise method of China? Like China, we are in the age of a declining healthcare system. Health insurance statistics show that people who practice meditative arts like tai chi and qigong are about 87% less likely to be hospitalized for heart disease, 55% less likely for benign and malignant tumors, and 30% less for infectious diseases.
2. My body feels lighter, stronger with less pain and stiffness
When we walk, jog, kickbox and whatever, we gain endorphin release and calorie burn. What we don’t lose, are many of our toxins, which build up in our tissues, blood and organs.
Many Qigong exercises are specifically designed to aid detoxification of the body. They help to support your digestive, lymphatic and respiratory systems. Thus helping your whole body system to work more efficiently.
3. I feel more connected to myself and to my life
When i practice qigong it helps me to slow down and listen closely to my body, to hear the messages it is sending me, i start to work with myself instead of constantly pushing myself to get things done, it allows me to hear what it is i actually want to do. I feel creative, more at peace, more centred and more love for myself and this amazing beautiful body i was born with.
So why not try out a few classes:
Monday evenings in The Sunhouse
These will continue at 6pm on Monday evenings, Classes start back on September 3rd.
Everyone is welcome! Regulars and new students of Qigong!
Class dates are September 3rd, 10th and 24th, October 1st, 15th and 29th
£7 a class or £30 for six classes
The Sunhouse, A beautiful wooden cabin situated on the edge of the woodland
8 Georgetown, Gwaelod-y-Garth, Cardiff CF15 9HF
Wednesday lunchtimes in Pentyrch Village Hall
These classes will continue with another 6 week term from Wednesday September 5th 1-2pm
Class dates are September 5th, 19th and 26th, October 10th, 17th and 31st
£7 a class or £30 for six classes,
Pentyrch Village Hall has a wonderful bright room perfect to connect to our Qi, the address is Heol y Bryn, Pentyrch, Cardiff, CF15 9QR
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