Qi Gong

Qi Gong: Movement of the Qi to restore energy balance in the body

This ancient Chinese discipline draws its origins from the Taoist Science of Nature, a long-life practice, the way of the Tao – vital flow at the origin of everything – manifests itself and acquires form and order through the harmonious alternation of the Yin-Yang energy polarities, which are revealed through the energy of the Five Elements: metal, fire, water, wood, earth.

Qi Gong is a global discipline that works on the individual’s energy and resources. It is based on techniques of movement, relaxation, breathing, self-massage and mental concentration, harmonizing the body-breath-mind system. By practicing preparatory exercises and then more subtle ones, the vital energy “Qi” is nourished and strengthened. The body rediscovers a relaxed and harmonious structure, the mind is pacified, clear, calm and bright, radiating new light into the heart and soul.

The practice of Qi Gong is suitable for anyone who wants to experience listening to their body and self; according to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) Qi Gong improves our resistance to disease and can promote self-healing. It is at the same time a useful preparation for those who practice sports and martial arts, dance and theatre, as well as for practitioners of psychophysical techniques related to TCM. There are no age, training or experience limits.

I experiment in my proposal with different types and sequences of practice, suited for many different levels of interest and age, some of which are currently being studied in depth:

  • Internal Qi gong
  • Meridian and internal organ Qi gong
  • Meditative Qi Gong
  • Qi gong and breathing
  • Dynamic Qi gong
  • Qi gong of the Five Elements
  • Qi gong and music
  • Qi gong with children
  • Women’s Qi gong
  • Qi gong and walking

Whatever the motivation, this practice does not work on objectives but on intentions, at a more “subtle” level, linked to the desire for change that, starting from the posture, can reach the deepest meaning of our own life.

The practice starts from working on movement and structure, breathing and circulation to reach a more subtle level, the intention and visualization: from the gross to the subtle, one indispensable to the other. A slow, fluid and precise movement of the body develops in synchrony with the breathing, combined with listening to sensations to reach a particular state of perception, concentration and presence.

Why practice Qi Gong