Wed May 10 2017 12:00 am thru Thu May 11 2017 12:00 am

Crow 31 Days of Asia 2017

#Crow31Days | Day 10

at Crow Collection of Asian Art
Wed May 10 2017 12:00 am — Thu May 11 2017 12:00 am
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.