Mon, Wed, Fri
Free one week trial!
Classes Are Paused,
Will Post When They Resume.
Monday "New Movement":
Learn a series of movements as we build on them weekly.
Wednesday "Full Flow":
Follow along as we go thru the entire 36-step series.
Friday "Refresh and Refine":
Go over the steps learned on Monday refining the flow.
Remember to RSVP to each class Even as a Drop-in, as space is limited.
What to Bring:
wear comfortable loose exercise-style clothing.
Qigong is Similar to Tai Chi, it is a standing, bending, reaching, flowing, very very slow movement practice, utilizing the breath, the mind, and the stabilizer muscles, to stretch and strengthen the body and move your stagnant Qi to both regenerate and revitalize. There is no laying on the floor or Jumping around. It can be done from a chair if needed for any person with handicaps or medical issues.
What is Qigong
Qi Gong is a gentle exercise developed in China over 4000 years ago, it has been used for healing and prevention for many centuries. Qi Gong involves whole-body movement, mental focus, and deep breathing that opens the body's energy pathways promoting smooth energy flow, and restores organ harmony. This self-cultivation practice produces powerful healing results. It is also an excellent practice for anti-aging. There is no age limit to practicing Qi Gong. It can be performed while seated if needed, for the elderly or wheelchair-bound, or recovering from a health issue as it helps speed in the recovery. Qigong is also called "Moving Meditation," which benefits one as a whole; Body, Mind, and Spirit.
There are many different types and forms of Qi Gong. They all differ in movements and postures. However, all Qi Gong forms have similar benefits, some are more focused than others and some can target certain illnesses. Here at AHA, we focus on Medical Qigong.
Benefits of Qigong:
Delays the Aging Process, leading to Longevity
Strengthens Muscles and Tendons
Increases Strength and Endurance
Aids in the Treatment of:
High Blood Pressure
Cancer Healing & Prevention
Improvement of Balance and Decrease the Risk of Falling
Increases Mental Health
Increases Aerobic Capacity
Decreases the symptoms of Fibromyalgia or Pain
Harnessing your Qi
In Chinese thought, Qi, or (phonetically spelled) chi, is the fundamental life energy of the universe. It is invisible but present in the air, water, food, and sunlight. In the body, Qi is the unseen vital force that sustains life. We are all born with inherited amounts of Qi, and we also get acquired Qi from the food we eat and the air we breathe. In Qi Gong, the breath is believed to account for the largest quantity of acquired Qi, because the body uses air more than any other substance. The balance of our physical, mental, and emotional levels affects Qi levels in the body. If out of balance, illness can develop, usually in the area of imbalance.
Qi travels through the body along channels called meridians. There are 12 main meridians, corresponding to the 12 principal organs as defined by the traditional Chinese system: the lung, large intestines, stomach, spleen, heart, small intestine, urinary bladder, kidney, liver, gallbladder, pericardium, and the "triple warmer," which represents the entire torso region. Each organ has qi associated with it, and each organ interacts with particular emotions on the mental level.