Body Balance Institute Blog

Qigong is a powerful system of healing and energy medicine from China. It is the art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate the life energy (qi). Qigong practice leads to better health and vitality and a tranquil state of mind.

Qigong holistically connects our awareness of our entire system while letting go of habitual tensions and patterns. Simple movements that in the beginning aim to open and soften will grow with you to strengthen and connect the entire body. This practice also embodies the concepts of Sung; the art of letting go, and Ting; the art of fully integrating our awareness through the whole.

Qigong has a wide range of physiological and psychological benefits. As you begin your practice, Qigong helps to soften and loosen tension in your body while building strength and increase flexibility. Further along in your practice, you will begin to experience what Qigong is known for — an increase in health and vitality.

Because qigong includes both dynamic and gentle techniques that can be practiced from standing, seated, or supine postures, it is suitable for young and old. Practices can be tailored to individual needs making it an ideal aid to recovery from illness or injury. Qigong is a form of complementary medicine. It works well with other forms of therapy and should never be used as a substitute for necessary treatment by a physician.