Qigong and Mindfulness Meditation
at Medicine in Balance 940 Town Center Drive Suite F-90 Langhorne, PA
Tuesdays at 9:00 am and Fridays at 5:15 pm
This hour-long class will teach the 18 Harmonizing Movements of the Shibashi-style. Each week we will focus on 3 or 4 of the moves while exploring the full sequence together. This gentle practice is suitable for everyone, from all walks of life. It can be done seated if necessary. An optional 15-minute guided meditation will follow.
Drop-in – $20 (cash or check only)
5-class card – $90 (good for 6 weeks)
10-class card – $150 (good for 12 weeks)
Qi or Chi means energy. (In yoga, it is called prana.) Gong or Kung means work or cultivation. So Qigong means the exercise of life energy. It is a 5,000-year-old Chinese healthcare modality that has both endured the test of time and is currently experiencing a popular resurgence. Qigong combines slow, gentle movements with breathing and present-moment awareness.
I teach a style called Shibashi, or Tai Chi Qigong, consisting of 18 movement-pictures for your enjoyment and well-being. I learned from and continue to study with Franz Moeckl, known worldwide as a highly respected master teacher of Qigong and mindfulness. Watch a video demonstration of this style.
This simple, gentle, powerful series of movements cultivates and harmonizes energy in body and mind. The benefits of practicing Qigong are physical — better balance, increased flexibility, enhanced immune system, more vitality — as well as mental and emotional — joy, calm, equanimity, and confidence.
If you are ready to feel more centered, more at ease in your body, and ready to engage more directly with life, you may be ready to study Qigiong.
Most classes are open to everyone, at any fitness level. Qigong is appropriate for beginners as well as those with previous experience in other martial arts or movement practices.