Qigong (or chi kung), is an ancient system of health and wellness that helps to restore energy and balance in the body and mind. It's purpose is to help participants cultivate and balance the flow of qi, which in Chinese philosophy represents the life force or energy of any living thing. Qigong is a valuable component in many Chinese martial arts.
QI GONG AND TAI CHI
Qigong is closely associated with tai chi and there is much crossover between the two. Tai chi is often considered a type of qigong. Both follow the fundamental principle of combining physical postures with rhythmic breathing and a composed mind. Both are also commonly used for their healing potential and meditative benefits.
QIGONG IN ABBOTSFORD
The practice of qigong plays an important role in the instruction of tai chi. At our traditional academy in Downtown Abbotsford, we offer instruction of qigong forms and concepts starting in our tai chi Beginner Program.