What is QI GONG?
QI GONG is a body-mind training that integrates movements, postures, breathing and awareness. A real meditation in movement, an art that strengthens your health, promotes longevity and inner peace.
QI GONG is a traditional system that is more than 5000 years old and it includes every evolution aspect and of human interest.
In China, it is officially considered a science applied to human development. As a tentative translation we could say that the word QI (pronounced chi) means energy- vitality and Gong (pronounced kung) means handling, control, development: “development or management of energy”.
GENERAL BENEFITS OF QI GONG
✔ Aligns structure.
✔ Improves organs.
✔ Develops creativity and intuition.
✔ Creates new healthy habits.
✔ Displays emotional intelligence.
✔ Strengthens the immune system.
✔ Strengthens muscles, joints and bones.
✔ Improves metabolism.
✔ Administrates stress.
✔ Develops inner strength.
How do you practice QI?
Training is about fluid and precise movements relaxing muscles and joints in synchro with breathing. It is key to find comfortable postures, which is done with constant practice to be able to do movements fluently, promoting a better circulation of energy in the organism.
Different styles and ways of practicing Qi Gong:
Stationary Qi Gong
Dynamic Qi Gong
Seated Qi Gong
Aknanda metodology integrates the three ways of practicing Qi Gong, experiencing and learning from all the benefits from each. Qi Gong can be either performed by children or adults, everyone is welcomed.
Qi Gong and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Qi Gong is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) modality in movement. It shares the same theoretical framework and general scope of work as acupuncture, Tuina massage, medicinal herbs, etc.
In every type of Qi Gong, body, mind and breathing are synchronized to be one, to function as one. Whether in movement, seated or on foot, all exercises require these three elements in harmony. When our mind and breathing act unified, spirit and body become one.