Qigong is form of self-healing exercise that is practiced through gentle, slow, relaxing movements. Qigong means energy practice, or energy exercise. Practicing qigong circulates energy and blood around and throughout the body, which increases energy, brightens the eyes, and clears the mind.
Practiced by moving slowly with attention, and breathing deeply, qigong is good for people of all ages. When someone practices qigong, they enter what is called the “qigong state,” an altered state of being where the parasympathetic nervous system is activated and the body goes into “wellness mode.” Qigong practice decreases pain and improves a feeling of overall well-being.
Qigong practice helps to reduce symptoms in people who experience chronic diseases such as multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia. The more someone practices qigong, the better they feel. Every time a person practices qigong, they boost their immune system, build energy, and become healthier.
There are many different forms and styles of qigong practice. At Chambers’ Wellness Center, we teach general qigong movements, and an introduction to the Zhineng Qigong (also known as Wisdom Qigong).