There are also 1 on 1 healing sessions offered, which can provide deeper relief of particular symptoms. These sessions are done with the client lying on a massage table. The goal is the same: to charge the person with healing Qi and get the energy circulating freely. Some of the techniques are hands-on, for others the practitioner has his hands above the client's body.
People come to Qigong with different goals: for some it is about health and vitality, whereas others might focus on calming the emotions and finding serenity. Someone else might focus on opening their heart and expanding their consciousness. Any or all of these things can happen when life force is augmented and allowed to flow freely throughout the body-mind. Overtime, one builds a sense of inner peace, which is a great treasure in these times.
Qigong offers a road to vitality, health and serenity. It is a gentle practice that anyone can do, from childhood through the later years. Qigong was developed in China millennia ago as a life extension discipline; the literal meaning is energy work. Qigong is thought to be the oldest discipline to identify the flow of Qi along the meridians throughout the body, which is the same theory that underlies acupuncture and Chinese medicine in general. The goal of Qigong is to accumulate and circulate energy freely throughout the body; in doing so Qigong supports physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health.
The practice of Qigong involves very slow movements coordinated with very slow breathing. Most of the practices are done standing with knees slightly bent while moving the arms, hands or torso in very specific movement sequences. As the one hour class goes by, one's breathing becomes slower and deeper, which has a deeply calming effect on the nervous system.