What is Qigong?
Qigong (Chi Kung) is a mind-body integrated exercise. It plays a strong part in Daoist philosophy, as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Martial Arts. It is a method for health and wellness purposes.
What do we be do the classes?
The exercises are composed of gentle flowing movements and stretching coordinated with breathing in a calm mindful state.
Is it like Tai Chi?
Tai Chi whilst a martial art is also considered a type of Qigong as Tai Chi contains many qigong exercises and philosophies. Qigong is easier to learn and can be a starting point for Tai Chi (Some Tai Chi may also be taught).
What will I need to do the program?
Wear comfortable clothes, shoes and bring a bottle of water. Also inform your instructor of any health concerns or injuries that may impact on your participation.
What level of fitness does one need to do these “Qigong” exercises?
This Qigong course aims to teach easy to learn practical health promoting exercises to everyday people including those healthy and with injuries or health conditions. Exercises can always be modified to suit in cases of illness/injury or restrictions.
What are the benefits of Qigong exercises?
In China for many hundreds of years Qigong has been used as a therapeutic and preventative health measure.
Modern research on Qigong indicate benefits of
- Normalised blood pressure, improved breathing and circulation,
- Calming central nervous system, decreased stress responses (calmness)
- Increased immune function, digestion, bone density,
- A low impact exercise that helps balance, co-ordination, strength and flexibility.
Your Instructor: Paul Burns
- Registered AHPRA Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner
- Level 1 Ziran Qigong instructor.
Paul trains in the Chinese arts Zi Ran Men Kung Fu, Ziran Qigong, Bagua Zhang, and Tai Chi with Sifu Adam Martin at the 5 Elements Kung Fu Academy Torquay.
Paul is a also registered Chinese medicine doctor with
Geelong Chinese Medicine Clinic https://www.geelongchinesemedicine.com.au