Qigong

Jing Chi (Qigong)

Qigong (also spelled Chi Kung) is a powerful system of healing and energy medicine from China. An internal Chinese meditative practice which often uses slow graceful and gentle movements, the art and science of using controlled breathing techniques, visualization, and meditation to cleanse, strengthen and circulate the life energy (qi) within the human body and enhance a practitioner’s overall health.

In its simplest form, the Chinese character for qi, in qigong, can mean air, breath, or “life force”. Gong means work, so qigong is therefore the practice of “working” with ones “life force”. The term was not widely known until the 1970s during a period some call the “Qigong Wave” where groups of 10,000-40,000 people regularly gathered inside Chinese stadiums to practice qigong together.

Qi is also known in other cultures. The Japanese call Ki like in Aikido and is similar to what Hindus call Prana in Yoga and Greeks Pneuma. Qi is currently translated as Energy or Breath. Ancient Chinese had the intuition, a long time before modern scientists, that our entire Universe is made of Qi, more or less condensed. Modern life, with all its complexity and the stress it causes, tends to cut ourselves from the present moment and therefore, from the natural connections we have with the energy that surrounds and fills ourselves. Practicing Qigong is practicing how to relax and open your body and mind in order to exchange more fully with the Universe.

Although, there are also many forms of Qigong that are done with no movement at all, in standing, sitting and supine positions, likewise, not all forms of Qigong use breath control techniques. Although not a martial art, qigong is often confused with the Chinese martial arts or tai chi. This misunderstanding can be attributed to the fact that most Chinese martial arts practitioners, will usually also practice some form of qigong and to the uninitiated, these arts may seem to be alike. There are more than 10,000 styles of qigong and 200 million people practicing, these methods.

Qigong practices can be classified as martial, medical or spiritual. All styles have three things in common: they all involve a posture, (whether moving or stationary), breathing techniques and mental focus. Some practices increase the Qi, others circulate it, use it to cleanse and heal the body, store it, or emit Qi to help heal others. Practices vary from the soft internal styles such as Tai Chi; to the external, vigorous styles such as Kung fu. However, the slow gentle movements of most Qigong forms can be easily adapted, even for the physically challenged and can be practiced by all age groups.

Qigong practice leads to better health and vitality and a tranquil state of mind. Used to move energy, thereby maintaining and regaining physical, mental and emotional balance for health maintenance and therapeutic intervention.

The meditative exercises of Qigong with its softness, roundness and constant opening and closing of the body, combined with the presence of the mind helps to direct and balance one’s own life force through the meridian energy channels of the body.

Qigong is a form of complementary medicine. It works well with other forms of therapy and should never be used as a substitute for necessary treatment by a physician.
 

These classes will provide such exquisite external Qigong forms such as, Shibashi, Eight Pieces of Brocade, Five Elemental Guigen Medical Qigong forms, Mt. Wudan Longevity Form. Internal Qigong – Five Element Meditation and Healing Sounds for the organs.

In a recent survey more than 75% of Jemma’s students practicing Jing Yoga have experienced a 60-150% improvement of peacefulness, reduced stress, gained more energy, improved strength, flexibility and wellbeing.

 

Qigong Timetable
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Rates and Packages
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Private Tuition
Jing Life offers private qigong sessions are an excellent way to achieve the benefits of yoga, track your individual progress, and save time by never having to leave home. Each class is designed specifically for you, I devote my undivided attention to your yoga practice and will focus on exercises for your body type, taking into consideration your fitness level, stress level, and your personal health and goals.

Each session will be adapted to meet your individual needs. Complimentary wellness consultation is included in your sessions when required.

Private yoga classes can take you further in your practice than a group class can.

Classes are private and confidential, and great for those who prefer to practice without being in a group class.

We are flexible to accommodating to your preferred session times. Sessions take place in the comfort of your own home or at my location, in your private hotel room or another location of your choice.

There Are Many Reasons For Deciding on a Private Qigong Session Including:

  • Rehabilitation of injuries or working deeply on a certain troublesome area of the body.
  • Helping you develop a customized daily practice
  • Personal attention is given to help modify postures and then develop alternatives to accommodate your physical ability
  • Assisting you in the precise alignment of each asana
  • Remain at home or come to my space. Small group sessions are also available so that you can split the cost with 1-2 other peopl
  • If you would like to share your yoga journey with a friend and you have the space in your home, feel free to invite them for the same lesson price as for one person.

 

 

Benefits

There are three main reasons why people do qigong:

  • To gain strength, improve health and reverse a disease
  • To gain skill working with qi, so as to become a healer
  • To have a meaningful connection with nature and the universe


Other benefits are:

  • Reduce stress
  • General health maintenance
  • Build stamina, increase vitality and enhance immune system
  • Found to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory,
  • lymphatic and digestive functions
  • Positive outlook on life
  • Helps eliminate harmful attitudes and behaviours
  • Creates a balanced lifestyle, which brings greater harmony, stability and enjoyment
  • Increasing health, vitality, and longevity
  • Developing spiritual perception, serenity and awareness


Corporate Qigong

Jing Life offers corporate qigong and meditation classes as an opportunity for businesses to reduce employees corporate stress and bring the benefits of yoga into the workplace. The benefits of qigong and meditation can definitely enhance individual health and wellbeing and may have a positive effect on productivity.

Other Corporate Benefits for employees and Businesses are:

  • Enhances work performance
  • Increase morale and efficiency
  • Increase energy and fatigue
  • Improve memory and focus and concentration
  • Increase flexibility
  • Higher job satisfaction amongst employees
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Rejuvenation
  • Improves posture and flexibility
  • Less sick time and absences
  • Reduce staff turnover
  • Decrease Health care premiums
  • More respect for senior management of companies
  • And even improve your golf and tennis game


What you need:

You will need a quiet, comfortable space (boardroom, lunchroom, spare office, A/V room, gymnasium, etc.), and each person will need a water bottle, comfortable clothing and a yoga mat. 
Available for everyone, beginners to experienced staff members. We will encourage each member to practice at their own pace and individual instruction is designed to match each student’s level and ability. We recommend practicing qigong and meditation at least twice a week.

Corporate Rates

For further information please contact me.



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