Modern Practice of an Ancient Health Form and Art.
Want to take control of your own health? The practice of Qigong allows one to do just that. With simple movement, breathing and meditative practices one can harmonize oneself with the environment and create a state of self-healing in which one is empowered and in control of one’s own health. Similar to Tai Chi, Qigong is an ancient Chinese practice in which one takes conscious control of the body’s energy (YIN AND YANG). For more info about us and class details email us HERE.
With our over 15 years of practical experience, our approach incorporates integrally this practice (body, mind and spirit) with modern research on its health benefits while honouring the respected traditions of proper Qigong practice.
* Qigong starts or initiates the relaxation response which starts when a form of focusing the mind frees one from distractions. This effectively decreases sympathetic function of the autonomic nervous system including heart rate and blood pressure, dilates the blood capillaries and optimizes the delivery of oxygen and nutrition to the tissues. Homeostasis in Western Science which is the balance of Yin and Yang in the Chinese view.
* Qigong adjusts and alerts the neurochemistry of the brain accelerating the healing profile. Neurotransmitters also known as neurohormones are information molecules that bond with receptor cells in the immune, nervous, digestive, endocrine and other systems to stimulate or inhibit function to moderate pain, enhance organ function , reduce anxiety or depression and neutralize addictive cravings.
* Qigong enhances immune function by increasing the flow of lymphatic fluids and neuroendocrine activation of immune cells.
* Qigong improves resistance to disease and infection by accelerating the elimination of toxic metabolic by-products from the interstitial spaces in the tissues, organs, and glands through the lymphatic system.
* Qigong increases the efficiency of cell metabolism and tissue regeneration through increased circulation of oxygen and nutrient rich blood to the brain, organs and tissues.
* Qigong coordinates and balances the left and right hemispheres of the brain promoting deeper sleep, reduced anxiety and mental clarity.
* Qigong induces alpha and sometimes theta brain waves which reduce heart rate and blood pressure facilitating mental focus and relaxation; optimizing the body’s regulative mechanisms by decreasing the sympathetic activity of the autonomic nervous system.
* Qigong moderates the function of the hypothalamus, pituitary and pineal glands plus the cerebrospinal fluid system of the brain and spinal cord, which manages pain and mood as well as optimizing immune function.