Qigong Classes Melbourne Australia
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Tai Chi Qigong Teacher available for Groups, Individuals, Workplace and Home visits, CPR First Aid, Current Police Check (Working with Elderly, Working with Children Card and Fully Insured. Prices depend on length of class (usually 1 hour) and travelling time. Nursing Homes Welcome. Registered Fitness Professional
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Tai Chi Qigong Classes Melbourne for Relaxation, Stress Relief and Self Healing
Tai Chi Qigong Classes Melbourne usually go for an hour consisting of loosening up exercises and Qigong movements for the 1st 1/2 hour, a short break and then we do the Qigong Forms such as Shibashi (Tai Chi Qigong 18) or Ba Duan Jin (8 Silk Brockades).
Tai Chi and Qigong are both practised for exercise and health but are quite different. Tai Chi has its roots in martial arts like Kung Fu where as Qigong is an important part of Traditional Chinese Medicine like acupuncture and medicinal herbs.
When Qigong is practiced regularly with gentle slow movements, controlled breathing and intention, healing can occur and at the very least good health is maintained. Qigong is suitable for all ages and is usually done standing and can be done seated or even lying down. Records of Qigong have been discovered and dated to around 5000 years old. The name Qigong means energy or Chi cultivation. In India Chi is known as Prana, in Japan as Ki and in the West it is now called Bioelectricity. In Traditional Chinese Medicine it is believed that all diseases and sickness are caused by blockages of energy or chi. Qigong works on the energy meridians to remove any blockages of chi so it can flow easily throughout the body.
In our modern society there are environmental, diet and stress factors that are the cause of many modern diseases. The human body is actually a healing machine and is always trying to bring the body back to it's natural state of good health. By doing Qigong on a regular basis it can improve your health by bringing the body to a relaxed state where natural healing can take place.
Tai Chi Qigong 18 is also known as Shibashi consists of a series of 18 simple yet highly effective exercises which can help to promote the body’s natural healing, reduce stress and create a feeling of well-being. The Chinese have for thousands of years been aware of a system of internal energy which travels through a network of meridians or pathways in the body. Each meridian feeds the energetic system of a particular internal organ. If you can think about these pathways as rivers. When a river flows freely everything is fresh but if it becomes stagnant everything begins to decay as the vitality drains from it. The practice of Qigong works to regulate the flow of energy through these meridians ensuring you feel fresh, healthy and have positive vitality. These simple and easy to learn exercises can produce positive results in practitioners of all ages and physical abilities. The simplicity of the exercises is an important aspect in that anyone can do them and everyone can feel better whatever your physical condition. Even if you’re new to Qigong you can find great benefits even by practising for 10 minutes a day.
"Baduanjin (also called Eight Section Brocades) is one of the forms of traditional Chinese Qigong exercises which has a history of more than 1000 years. It is characterized by interplay between symmetrical physical postures and movements, mind, and breathing exercise in a harmonious manner. Baduanjin Qigong is comparatively easy to learn with less physical and cognitive demands because it only contains eight simple movements created based on the traditional Chinese medicine theory. Its primary focus is on the release of internal body energy with the intent of producing diverse health benefits. Internal techniques of Chinese martial arts, including different forms of Qigong (e.g., Tai Chi Chuan, Baduanjin, and five mimic-animal exercises), have gained more and more popularity worldwide since the Chinese Health Qigong Association was established in 2004 to strive for promotion of Qigong". Arcticle from...https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5359459/