Qi Gong

Qi Gong (pronounced chee-gong) is a combination of two words “Qi” which means “subtle breath” or “vital energy” and “Gong” which translates to “skill cultivated through steady practice”.

Qi Gong is a system of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing and meditation used for the purposes of health, spirituality and martial arts training.

Practising Qi Gong, even for a few minutes a day, can have an invigorating and rejuvenating effect.  Regular practice brings about a deep strengthening effect for the whole body and its various systems. 

Its ability to help heal a large variety of both chronic and acute injuries and illnesses has been the subject of various research programmes led by Chinese medical authorities.

The aim of Qi Gong is to promote the movement of Qi (energy) through the body;  this is done by opening certain gates and stretching and twisting energy channels.

A key point of Qi Gong practice is relaxation and deep breathing.

Some movements are very gentle, some more vigorous, some are subtle, others more expansive.  All have a different and specific effect on the body.

Qi Gong classes will be starting in Bude in June.  Please email paul@paulcollinsfitness.co.uk to register your interest now.

Paul Collins of Paul Collins Fitness standing meditation