What is Qigong

Qi is the Chinese word for ‘life energy’. Qi is the subtle life-force energy that flows through all living things and it is this energy that connects us to nature, to all beings and to life on earth.

Gong is the Chinese word for ‘work’ thus Qi Gong means working with our life-force energy, learning how to control the flow and distribution of Qi though simple movements, posture, breathing and awareness to improve the health and harmony of our mind and body.

Qigong is a gentle yet powerful practice that has shown to improve health. It connects us more deeply to the natural flow of energy around us and to the source of our aliveness.

Qigong has long been known for its ability to enhance our lifespan and increase our longevity as we become more attuned the subtle energy of our body, we become more sensitive to our bodys messages. Qigong helps us to regain the lively qualities of a child: supple body, potent energy and joyful spirit.

Life flourishes when you are relaxed and happy. Emma’s playful approach to qigong will leave you feeling calm, balanced and energised.

Health benefits

There is a long list of health benefits, which can be achieved from a regular practice of qigong such as:

  • Lowered stress levels
  • Improved brain functioning
  • Pain relief
  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Lowered risk of heart disease
  • Improved lung capacity
  • Improved sense of balance
  • Improved sexual function
  • Strengthen and tone muscles
  • Help the body to heal from injury
  • Support the body to fight off pathogens such as seasonal colds

Qigong class from Allroots yoga festival in Pembrokeshire 2017

Qigong is a profound practice of an extraordinary nature. The true meanings and effects cannot be expressed fully in words, they can be only discovered through ones own practice and experience.   Zhixing Wang

Some good news from me. Two years ago I fell on my knees (twice!!!). Since then I was not able to squat and raise myself up – even holding on to something was a struggle.
Since practising Tai Chi Qi Gong, I am pleased to say I can now squat low, and raise myself up without any support at all! Wow!!!
Also, my right shoulder has been a little frozen for weeks, but the postures we practised last week and this week (raising arms, holding, lowering & holding) and using breathing to help, the pain has disappeared! Double wow!
I am so pleased!
Gaynor xx