Pronounced (chee-gong), this ancient form of moving meditation is more than 4,000 years old (A), and helps to balance your qi or life energy (B), which is the energy keeping your cells alive and healthy. Atlanta in particular has a shortage of qi gong groups, and this timely free offer is a fantastic way to learn a new skill that will bring you daily peace.
The practice of daily qi gong, which is unaffiliated with religion, involves doing a variety of rhythmic movements in time with your breath. It helps to lift your mood, and can also heal health ailments. If you have any doubt, watch these Chinese doctors dissolve a tumor using qi gong energy. Qi gong is especially useful for people who are mentally and emotionally tired or burned out, individuals with musculo-skeletal pain, and people with ADHD because it quietens the mind and gently moves the joints.
Video and audio instruction and discussions are being offered free by Master Lin, a qi-gong master, starting next week, and can be accessed online. By tuning into the daily 30-minute audio files, you'll know how you can use qi gong to be healthier and happier.
In addition to teaching you about qi gong, you'll also learn how to perform the simple moments, and two one-hour videos will also be made available online so you can check your technique.
The beauty of qi gong is that it is simpler to do than Tai Chi because there are far fewer movements to remember. You can visit the sign-up page here, and learn a new way to take care of yourself which you can do almost anywhere and at any time without needing special equipment or clothing.
Personally, I practice 20-minutes of qi-gong nearly every day, at it rejuvenates me and expands my energy field. I stay healthy and look young!
A: Yang, Jwing-Ming. (1989). The root of Chinese Chi kung: the secrets of Chi kung training. Yang's Martial Arts Association. ISBN 0940871076.
B: Yang, Jwing-Ming (1987). Chi Kung: health & martial arts. Yang's Martial Arts Association. ISBN 0940871009.