Qigong (pronounced: chi-kung) or ‘Chinese yoga’ is a Chinese system of health exercises that was created thousands of years ago. Literally, qigong means something like ‘exercising life force’. While the basic exercises of qigong are focussed on health, health itself is always linked to your spiritual development. Exercises vary between being relaxing, slow and concentrated, all based on meditative body positions. Besides this, qigong also contains breathing exercises and meditation.
A central aspect is becoming conscious of, strengthening and regulating ‘qi’, or life force. Regular practice of Chinese yoga, among other things, improves inner peace, breathing, relaxation, concentration and sensitivity, thereby giving a new perspective on body, soul and life.
The exercise set on which the course is based is called ‘Taiji Qigong’. This is a simple and diverse set of 18 exercises. In one course, you will learn this set of exercises, so you can keep practising it at home, as a positive contribution to the rest of your life. If you want to get more inspired, and deepen and improve your exercises, it might be useful to repeat the course several times. Besides the set of exercises, attention will also be paid to other Chinese and Tibetan yoga and meditation exercises.