Qigong (Chi Kung) is an ancient form of meditation and body movement that is growing in popularity and recognition. It has been referred to as "meditation in motion" and "easy yoga." It consists of 4 simple and easy components: 1) gentle movement, 2) deep breathing practices, 3) meditation/visualization and 4) self-massage.

Qigong consists of very simple movements that people can do in their own home. It requires no special equipment, no age or ability limitations, no special skills and very little space... only a little time and willingness to learn. And, in return, it offers numerous health benefits.

Qigong is great for busy people who are stressed and/or don't think they have the time or energy to exercise. You will have so much fun doing the simple movements that you will wonder where the hour went and you will feel a deep level of peace and well-being when finished.

Most people know that meditation is good for them, but who has time to stop to do it? And, how many people can really clear their minds for more than a moment anyway? That's the beauty of Qigong! By focusing your attention on simple, gentle movements (and your breath) you are able to clear your mind with no effort! If offers all the benefits of meditation and visualization, and is very easy to do. It can lower your blood pressure, and put your brain into an alpha state similar to the relaxation you feel from a good night's sleep. This beneficial state offers you peace-of-mind, clarity and a general sense of well-being. You won't even realize that you are meditating but your body will know and you will feel relaxed and refreshed!

Qigong will increase body awareness (in a good way), balance and coordination. With time and practice you will begin to feel centered. You'll begin to listen to what your body is trying to tell you. You will handle stressful situations with more ease, and feel more in control of your life. You will begin to think clearly, and focus long after you have completed a class. In fact, the benefits and feelings of well being will stretch into your week!