At the Sydney Self Defence Centre we offer Qi Gong & Yoga as part of our programs.
Any level of fitness, young or old, can learn to relax, feel stronger physically & spiritually.
Qi Gong for Life
Qi Gong (pronounced chee goong) is a Chinese system of physical training, philosophy, and preventive and therapeutic health care. Qi (or chi) means air, breath of life or vital essence.
Gong means work, self-discipline, achievement or mastery.
This art combines aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, isometrics, isotonics, meditation and relaxation. It is a discipline whose practice allows us to gain control over the life force that courses throughout our bodies.
The breathing exercises help induce the state of meditation and vice versa. One is aware of what is going on, but not too aware, fully relaxed but not in a trance. In a Qi Gong state, cares and troubles wash away. Replacing them are positive images, increased confidence, and enhanced spirit.
Who is Qi Gong For?
Anyone can do Qi Gong, there is no level of fitness required, so any person, young or older can learn to relax, feel stronger physically and spiritually. Qi Gong is not to be confused with Taichi but paradoxically Taichi is often used as a form of Qi Gong.
Qi Gong for Life has many health benefits for every age group and all fitness levels.
There are many reasons why we should all be practicing this beautiful and ancient art of Qi Gong regularly.
– Improved strength, balance, stamina, coordination and flexibility
– Reduced pain and stiffness
– Greater awareness, calmness and overall sense of well being
– Deeper, more restorative sleep
– Enhanced immune system
– Improved cardiovascular, respiratory, lymphatic and digestive function
– Lower blood pressure
– Reduced stress, anxiety and depression
Qigong can definitely improve anyone’s physical and mental health, balance, coordination and provide all the benefits of meditation in harmony with gentle physical exercise so you can become more self aware of your body and state of mind. Qigong can help to discourage asthma, bronchitis, snoring and sleep disorders as well as stress related conditions.
AS THERE IS NO LEVEL OF FITNESS REQUIREMENT, EVEN THE LEAST PHYSICALLY INCLINED CAN BENEFIT AND BE REWARDED BY QIGONG.
EXPERIENCE A FREE TRIAL CLASS
A trial class is the best way to find out if Qi Gong is for you!
The trial class will include an introduction to the centre where we will show you around and discuss any personal goals or concerns you may have and how we can help. You will then join in the class to get the full experience.