by Keith Sharp, a local experienced and approved Tai Chi & Qigong (TCQ) instructor
Qigong (pronounced Chee Ghun) is an easily accessible mindful movement practice for all ages, good for promoting balance and wellbeing.
Qi is the energy that runs through us all, while Gong means the skill acquired through practicing a discipline. Qigong is therefore an energy skill and offers a system of healing exercises and meditations to enhance all areas of life.
It is some 3,000 years old and forms the basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Qi is ‘life force’ with Qigong considered ‘internal energy cultivation.’ The evidence base that Qigong is safe has the potential to become a cost effective and widely accessible holistic practice.