Have fun and relax with this graceful exercise and moving meditation for all abilities and body types. Chi Gong (also spelled Qigong or Chi Kung) is an ancient Chinese form that consists of very simple movements, breath work and meditation/relaxation. It offers numerous health benefits and requires no special skills or equipment. Tai Chi Easy is an integral form of Tai Chi for the purpose of health and well-being. The traditional Tai Chi moves have been simplified to make them easier to learn and more enjoyable. It is a great introduction to these ancient healing arts. No special skills, training or equipment are needed. Great for individuals or as a Whole Family Activity!
Documented Benefits of Tai Chi and Chi Gong:
• Increased Production of Energy
• Increases Circulation of Oxygen
• Deep Breaths Support Relaxation
• Lowers Blood Pressure
• Improves Balance & Coordination
• Improves Mental Focus & Concentration
• Reduces Stress & Increases Self-healing Neurological Functions
• Shifts Brain Wave Frequency into Alpha Stage (Relaxation Response)
• Carries Toxins out of the Body & Immune Cells Throughout the System
• Numerous Self-healing Responses
• Feel Relaxed and Rejuvenated
cultures, including the Chinese, do not believe in the separation
of the Heart and the Mind (body
and spirit). They approach health, exercise and well-being in a
more holistic fashion, and believe that true health comes from a
balanced mind, body and spirit. They are not separate components,
but together make an individual whole and complete. If the spirit
is sick, the body will follow, and vice-versa. The West has a similar
idea that you can 'worry' youself sick (stress), or 'believe' (or
pray) yourself well.
(Xin) is their version of our individual words for "Heart"
and "Mind". This 'center' is located in the chest. Wholeness,
health and well-being can not be found solely in the heart (body)
or the head (mind/spirit), but is instead one word: HeartMind. It
is the integration of mind, body and spirit. This is the essence
of HeartMind Qigong and TaiChi.
Debbie is an artist who has always had an interest in teaching and helping others. After going through a life-changing event, she found yoga helped her to heal mind, body and spirit. Realizing the power of yoga, she wanted to find a self-healing form that was accessible to an even larger audience. So she looked into the self-healing potential of Qigong and was inspired to learn more. Qigong uses simple, gentle movement, massage and breath work. This gentle form is suitable to any age or health level.
After doing a bit of reasearch, she went to Omega Instutute in beautiful Rhinebeck, NY to study with Dr. Roger Jahnke. She completed 200 hours of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher Certification Training, and is certified by the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi in Santa Barbara, CA. She continues to work with Dr. Jahnke, and is in the process of helping to bring a Tai Chi Easy materials to the public. She has been teaching Tai Chi for Health and Qigong in NH communities for 4 years.
teaches in New Hampshire and is anxious to share the healing benefits
of Qigong and Tai Chi with others.
Mission of HeartMind Qigong and TaiChi is to increase awareness
of self-health compliments to conventional medicine; and improve
the lives and well-being of individuals through an increased
awareness, and practice, of qigong. In short: to teach people
how to improve their own lives, health and well-being through
qigong and Tai Chi