What is Qigong?

Qigong is sometimes written as Chi Kung.  Qi means energy and Gong means accomplishment or skill that is cultivated through steady practice.  Together Qi and Gong – Qigong – means cultivating energy.  It is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.

It has many health, fitness and well-being benefits and works on developing and improving the energy flows in the body.  It has associations with acupuncture, shiatsu and reflexology.

Western exercise concentrates on cardio-vascular and muscular improvement.  Qigong promotes many other health benefits in addition to these.  Mental stimulation, memory training, relaxation, posture and mindfulness to name but a few.