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Q: What does Qi (Chi) Gong (Kung) mean?
A: “Qi” means life force energy and “gong” means work of cultivation. Qigong means the cultivation of energy or energy work. In addition, qi is the basis of everything in the universe – things we can touch (substance) as well as things we can’t touch (etheral).
Q: Is there special clothing of equipment needed?
A: It is recommended to wear loose clothing and you do not need any equipment whatsoever.
Q: Where is the best place to practice qigong?
A: You may practice anywhere. It is grounding if you can practice outdoors with the sounds of nature as your music.
Q: What experience do I need to practice qigong?
A: None at all – qigong may be done by all ages. Qigong is a form of exercise that may be modified to meet the individual’s level as they practice it increases ones energy in a gentle way. As the blockage are removed, the energy increases in body and mind which improves general well-being.
Q: What is the difference between yoga and qigong?
A: Yoga is the ancient practice which includes practicing physical postures and is similar to qigong and originated in India. Qigong is an ancient practice that originated in China. Yoga and qigong both include breathing practices and meditation, but yoga tends to focus on alignment, muscles and holding of postures while qigong focuses more on breathing, energy and flow of movements.
Q: Is qigong, reiki or yoga a religion?
A: Qigong, reiki and yoga are not a religion. All have similar philosophy (but different) of life that encourages harmony of body, mind and spirit and a way to feel well.
Q: What types of yoga do I teach?
A: Yes I have been certified to teach hatha, chair yoga, restorative yoga and yin yoga.