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Introduction to Qi Gong

What is Qi Gong?

Qi (pronounced 'chee') can be defined as 'energy' or 'vital essence'. Gong (pronounced 'gung') means 'skill' or 'work'. Literally this translates as 'energy work'. Qigong is an ancient healing art and is at the heart of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Documented history of qigong dates back approximately 2,500 years and there are some techniques that can be traced back to around 5,000 years ago.

How does it work?

Qigong uses specific movements to cultivate energy (qi) and focus our mind/intention (yi) to move our qi through the meridian pathways to release tension and clear blockages. Qigong can be practiced by people of all ages and aims to treat the whole person to establish energy balance and spiritual harmony as a way of self-healing. It is a form of complementary medicine and includes both dynamic and gentle postures/movements that can be practiced standing or seated. Practices can be adapted to individual needs making it an ideal aid to recovery from illness or injury as well as maintaining overall health.

Who is Qi Gong best suited to?

Qi Gong is suitable for everyone: children, pregnant women, all grown ups and elderly people. Beginners are welcome in our sessions, as are people with experience. We tailor each session according to the needs of the participants.

What types of Qi Gong are on offer?

There are many different forms of Qi Gong. You can find out about the types we teach here.

Courses and Workshops

We offer a regular weekly sessions in Qi Gong, and one-off workshops.

Find out more

We have two Qi Gong teachers at KnotStressed, Rachael Dunsmore and Misty Eve Hannah. Please feel free to contact us with your questions about Qigong.