#Crow31Days | Day 10at Crow Collection of Asian Art
WHAT IS QIGONG? (Pronounced Chee-Gong)
Qi = Life Force + Gong = Work, Effort or Cultivation
Qigong = The Active Cultivation of Your Life Force
Qigong is about working with your WHOLE BEING in a slow, consistent process of internal development within the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. As one of the deepest roots of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qigong practices are classified as medical, health, athletic, martial or spiritual. All styles are based on the same foundational Qigong Principles and have three things in common: strong posture (whether moving or stationary); coordinated breathing techniques; and mental focus or intention. Some practices cultivate our Qi reserves; others circulate Qi to cleanse and heal one’s body while other practices train Medical Qigong Practitioners to work with, and emit Qi to help heal others. Practices vary from soft internal styles such as Tai Chi; to external, vigorous styles such as Kung Fu. However, the slow gentle movements of most Qigong forms can be easily adapted for all age groups and levels of ability.
The Breathe Program at the Crow Collection offers Veterans the opportunity to explore Qigong in a safe group setting with other Veterans, led by Chris and Fayne Bouguyon who have been working with Veterans in North Texas since 1992.