Qigong and Tai Chi
Qigong (Chi Kung) and Tai Chi is offered by Philip Skelton
Qigong is an ancient Chinese practice that focuses on performing a series of breathing and meditation exercises. Proponents of Qigong believe that this practice helps a person get in touch with his true nature. Researchers have studied this practice and found that it offers several health benefits.
Significant benefits includes;
- increase muscle strength and flexibility
- improve lower back pain
- encourage blood circulation
- helps combating stress and depression
- Better functioning of internal organs, beneficial to people suffering from Diabetes, Heart Problem, Kidney problems etc.
- Reduce high blood pressure
- Improvement on mental attitude and power of perception as well as overall physical fitness
- improvement on flexibility of joints, thus beneficial to people with Athritis.
- Reduce the loss of Calcium thus improve bone density, thus beneficial to people suffer from Osteoporosis
- The cardiovascular and respiratory functions are markedly improved
Tai Chi –the Supreme Ultimate, can be described a
series of linked exercises performed slowly, gently and evenly from the beginning to the end, each posture unfolding with the same continuous rhythm, the Tai Chi Form. Although the moves are martial in origin, a series of punches, blocks, kicks and parries, with the combination of the breath they can be performed as a health exercise.
Philip has practiced Qigong and Taichi for 17 years and is an Instructor with Tai Chi Union of Great Britain, British Council of Chinese Martial Arts and is a tutor member of the Tai Chi and Chi Kung Forum for Health. His main interest is the use of Qigong as a self healing and health maintenance system.
Regular Classes and Private Tuition are held in Energy House, Lichfield. Qigong workshops are held across the Midlands. Details on www.qigongmidlands.com
Qigong Classes at Energy House, Lichfield
Thursday 11.00 to 12.15
Cost £10 per session. £30 for 4 sessions.
Many people start attending a class only to find learning a Form or Set a very demanding task. Should they miss a class there is a tendency not to return, for fear of having been left behind. Others feel that they appear to never progress, since the class returns to the start of the Form each time new people join.
We focus on the teaching of short Qigong sets, which are easy to learn and remember and by regular practice, swiftly bring benefits to health, breathing and mobility.
A private session, frequency to suit, enables some people to progress in learning Qigong quicker than in a class situation. Others prefer the one to one (or one to two) environment that also allows us to focus on specific areas where energy is lacking or where there are imbalances to bring speedy results.
Private Sessions are flexible and as such remove the stress of trying to attend a regular class, especially when many people are time poor.
The exploration of qigong is recommended prior to undertaking tai chi training as it prepares the body with breathing exercises and co-ordination of movement and mindfulness.
For further information please visit www.qigongmidlands.com
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