Chinese Healing Art Of Qi Gong

The Ancient Chinese Healing Art Of Qi Gong

The Ancient Chinese Healing Art Of Qi Gong

Qigong (Chi-Gong) is the practice of self healing exercises that improves health and prevents disease.

Qigong is a Chinese word made up of two pieces Qi and Gong. Qi means energy and gong means work. Therefore together it means energy work, which is an everyday practice that has been used for thousands of years to enhance health, prevent illness and develop clarity and power of mind.


Qigong activates qi and harmonizes energy. It strengthens the connection and integration of the body, mind and life force energy, and promotes the natural life functions and body's self-healing processes. Numerous studies have demonstrated the practice of Qigong works well on most musculoskeletal disorders, improves the functioning of the circulatory system, increases lung capacity and bone density, adjusts secretion of the glands, slows aging and promotes longevity.


While the first and most obvious benefit of practising Qigong is an improvement in physical health and wellbeing, Qigong practice also increases the ability of the mind to focus and see clearly, enabling one to gain more control of life. We look at this as a preventative therapy, as prevention is better than the cure.


How Does Qi Gong Relieve Stress?

Did you know that 70% of all disease and illness is stress related and preventable.


Many practitioners believe that the key to qi gong’s stress relieving properties is the integration of body and mind that emerges with repeated practice. This relationship can be separated into three related elements;

  • Breathing: Qi gong practitioners learn to control their breathing through exercises involving holding and releasing the breath in conjunction with movement. When deep breathing is combined with postures and movement, the body naturally and automatically releases hormones that bring about a feeling of relaxation and relieve stress.

  • Movement: Depending on the type of qi gong—seated, standing, stationary, moving—practitioners learn to contract and expand the muscles, circulatory and nervous pathways in specific sequences. Qi gong movements are not arbitrarily linked, but have been choreographed to yield specific effects. The movement is also meditative, helping to create a calming, relaxing state of mind.

  • Focus: The mental aspects of qi gong practice are as essential as learning correct movement and breathing. The central goal is to learn to control one’s focus while practicing. Regular qi gong practice helps to develop a sharpened focus and ability to concentrate.


    While most types of exercise have a positive impact on stress levels, adherents believe that because qi gong is directly geared to bring about a state of relaxation, it is more effective at relieving stress than other types of low-impact aerobics or exercise.


    Qigong is a safe, very effective, easy to learn and good for all ages.


    For any further information and if you wish to attend a class please contact Kane Monrad at Connect Therapies (07) 855 1651