Qigong classes are practiced by millions of people in China and around the world as a health maintenance exercise. Qigong classes and related disciplines are still associated with the martial arts and meditation routines trained by Taoist and Buddhist monks, professional martial artists and their students. Formerly much more closely guarded, in the modern era such practices have become widely available to the general public both in China and around the world.
Through our everyday stress we put all our energy into defense mechanisms, especially in the shoulders, back of the neck and jaws. All our energy gets stuck here and the rest of our body gets tense and tired. The idea with Qigong is to re-direct the energy to every part of your body and to help you find inner balance and harmony.
Physiotherapists around the world have enormous help from Qigong. Registered physiotherapist Charlotte Nordstrom explains that the qigong classes have not only been appreciated by her patients as daily exercise to achieve litheness in muscles and joints; it has also helped them with other medical conditions, i.e. headache, dizziness, fibromyalgia and stress problems such as sleeping difficulties and more, in an astonishing way.
Here are some examples: Qigong Movements »