Qigong (pronounced Chi-Gung) is the ancient art of longevity developed over 6000 years ago in China. Qi (Chi) is the energy of the body that travels through the network of meridians and connects with the energy of the universe. According to the ancient Taoists, the whole universe has some element of Qi. It can be translated as vital energy, breath or energy of life. Gong (Kung) is a term that describes the work that is required to achieve a skill; Gong can also be translated as training, mastery, or self-discipline.
When we have a blockage of Qi or the pathway is disturbed this can cause sickness (both physical and emotional) and eventually shortness of life. Qigong is a conscious practice where each individual takes personal responsibility to balance and harmonize their vital energy - reducing stress, increasing health and vitality as well as developing spiritual perception and awareness. Qigong literally is working with the energy of life.
Simon Blow conducts regular Qi Gong workshops at the Centre, and Vivien Watmough hosts our weekly drop-in classes. See our EVENTS page for more details.