Qi Gong


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Qi Gong

also Qi·gong (chē′gông′, -gŏng′)
n.
A Chinese system of prescribed physical exercises or movements performed in a meditative state.

[Mandarin qìgōng : , air, spirit, energy of life; see chi in Indo-European roots + gōng, skill (from Middle Chinese kəwŋ).]
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The earnest doctor is so committed to helping patients, he teaches them the basics of Qi Gong, a series of postures, movements and meditations that can alleviate pain if practiced regularly.
Exercises include pranayama (deep breathing), Ophanim (postures based on the Hebrew alphabet) and qi gong.
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Banging the qi gong TODAY is World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day (WTCQD), celebrated annually on the last Saturday of April since 1999 to promote the related disciplines of tai chi and qi gong in more than 80 countries.
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Advanced practice: Qi Gong for Long Life: Cleanse & Build Inner Qi.
Qi gong is from the Chinese word "qi" (chee), which means life force, and "gong" (kung), meaning skill (say it as chee-kung).
Hatha yoga classes and Qi Gong are examples of other sources of inspiration.
O'Shea soon experienced her own energy flow: What began as a part-time avocation and a hobby for stress relief eventually turned into a profitable business, and in 1.998 O'Shea created the Qi Gong Institute of Rochester, in western New York.
The six week course kicked off last week at The Deighton Centre for those aged between 14 and 25 to practice the art of Lishi which incorporates Tai Chi, Kung Fu and Qi Gong.
"The slow, meditative quality of tai chi and its close cousin, qi gong, suggest that very likely it leads to 'up-regulation' of the parasympathetic nervous system and reduction in sympathetic 'fight or flight' response, including reduction in blood pressure," she explains.
Events start about noon in two rooms at the studio, 2868 Willamette St., and include classes in various types of yoga, qi gong and some philosophy.