Qigong is a powerful modality that combines gentle movement, focused breathing, and mindfulness with a wide variety of health benefits. This course provides a strong foundation in theory, and a comprehensive guided practice beneficial for all.
Overview of Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
The Five Elements
The Three Treasures
Yin and Yang
What is Qigong?
“Qi” means energy and “gong” means cultivating, so Qigong is the practice of cultivating energy, physically and mentally. It is a practice that is rooted in Chinese medicine and is designed to calm the mind and heal the body by balancing both the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. It promotes energy flow, supports joint mobility, a relaxed mind, and opening of the body.
Do I have to have experience with Qigong to do this program?
No! We have designed this program to be for both beginners and for those with experience. If you’ve never tried Qigong, start with the basic course and slowly graduate to the intermediate level.
How often should I practice Qigong?
It is best to aim to practice qigong ever day, eventually working your way up to two practices per day, five to six times per week. However, if you miss a day, don’t sweat it and pick it up again the next day! While one time per day is optimal, less than that will still be beneficial to your health.
Nick Loffree is a Qigong Teacher and Healer. Qigong was fundamental in Nick's personal adventure in healing where modern medicine had little help to offer. He is a Senior Instructor at Holden Qi Gong, and a resident movement teacher at Silicon Valley's premium mindfulness destination,1440 Multiversity. He holds teaching certifications in Tai Chi, Vinyasa Yoga, Taoist Yoga, and many styles of Qigong, and is one of a small handful of people to have apprenticed under world-famous Qigong master Lee Holden.