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NEW Qigong for Beginners a drop-in: In Studio or Online with Katie Hardin-Beloved
July 18 – 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Join Katie Hardin-Beloved on this inspired journey of the moving meditation energy work of Qigong. Unwind your mind and body with yoga and tap into your life force with Qigong.
Qigong pronounced “chi gong,” was developed in China thousands of years ago as part of traditional Chinese medicine and martial arts training. It involves using exercises to optimize energy within the body, mind, and spirit, with the goal of improving and maintaining health and well-being. Qigong is a system of coordinated body-posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for the purposes of increasing vitality. Typical practice includes slow, long, and deep Breath patterns.
Movements are smooth, aimed for relaxation.
Qigong helps Mind regulation by focusing one’s attention and visualization.
Dynamic (active) qigong techniques primarily focus on body movements, especially movements of the whole body or arms and legs. Meditative (passive) qigong techniques can be practiced in any posture that can be maintained over time and involve breath and mind exercises, with almost no body movement.
Is qigong the same as tai chi?
Tai chi is a more technical and precise form of Qigong. Qigong focuses on basic forms and flows to help increase the flow of energy and encourages flow and focus on the intention to increase the presence of Qi “life energy”. Tai chi is a form of Qigong.
New Drop-In: Beginning Mondays; July 18th
Cost: $19; or use your drop-in class pass