Qi Gong translates roughly to "energy work" from Mandarin. Qi (energy or life force) circulates through our body through the combination of postures, breathing, and concentration. Our day-to-day life is filled with stress and prolonged sedentary posture which causes the qi to slow down and fester. Symptoms like lethargy, lack of focus, and increased susceptibility to getting sick start to appear.
This class teaches the fundamental qigong exercises of both moving and stationary styles. Students learn to become deeply aware of their own qi and how to use it to remain centered and relaxed, to cleanse and disperse stagnant qi, and to build their reserves. We also learn how to integrate these exercises and awareness to our sense of well-being.