QiGong as a Holistic System for Health
What is Qigong?
The ancient practice of Qigong is a system of physically controlled movements connected with breathing, in a general sense. This practice dates back thousands of year in Chinese medicine as a modalities to enhance the mind-body-spirit. It is considered a form of meditative movement due to its slow, mindful and graceful movements and the awareness used for breathing techniques.
“Qigong opens the flow of energy in meridians used in acupuncture and Chinese medicine. It enhances our ability to feel the Life Force underlying the physical world and to deepen our communication with it.” For this reason, it is a perfect complimentary practice for our clients who enjoy the benefits of acupuncture, massage, and energy healing. We are pleased to have found a local practitioner who will facilitate a qigong practice for our community. He is committed to spreading this practice, one that is not main-stream.
This practice can be enhanced with sound, which Dylan Scott, our guest instructor from Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia will be leading here at Haven Wellness Center on May 3rd. His background, apart from Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction includes an extensive musical history of guitar and drums and is passionate about blending these modalities for healing.
His workshop will include a brief discussion on the history of QiGong and the definition of it, including research that links to its health benefits. Dylan will lead you through the qigong forms, starting with a warm-up routine and then the Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi 18 Movement sequence. It will be followed by a sound meditation displayed by Dylan. This will enhance your mindfulness experience and help you submerge into a deeper relaxation and sense of well-being. If you are interested, please check here.
Information for the above was adapted from The National Qigong Association