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What is Qigong and why practice online.

Would you like to

Increase your Energy.

Reduce Anxiety or Stress.

Ease painful joints or muscles.

Improve Digestion.

Stabilise high or low blood pressure

Improve co-ordination or flexibility.

Improve concentration or lack of focus.

Then try Qigong, the ancient self healing and health maintenance art, which has easy to learn movements which improve circulation of the blood and oxygen throughout the body, strengthening the immune system and removing toxins. The routines are repetitive and are easy to follow the lead of the

instructor.


Qigong provides a group of benefits to improve health and well being. The gentle movements stretch and strengthen muscles, improve balance and flexibility and reduce inflammation in the joints.


The deep breathing exercises assists in reducing stress, anxiety and tension.

Since Qigong requires concentration, focus and clear thinking, it is reported to foster creativity, improved mood and enhance cognitive capability.


The practice of qigong is suited to all ages, being slow and gentle. Although mainly practiced standing, routines are easily adapted for those who wish or need to be seated.


So why practice online.


During the initial covid lockdown in the UK, I started online classes mainly so that people could look after their health and occupy themselves with an activity during that time. As a result of the lockdown and various restrictions, both premises where I used to teach physically closed down, so teaching online has continued now for over fifteen months.


Advantages for students:

No travelling time, nor travelling on crowded public transport.

No mixing with strangers for those who are still nervous of the covid or other viruses.

You do not need to feel the need to compete or be judged by those around you. You follow the class as you wish.

Regular students who miss a class can receive a recording so that they can practice in their own time.

Opportunity to say hello to others before and after class.


Obvious dis-advantages include lack of social engagement with other attendees and hands on correction or guidance although there is always time after a class to ask questions and clarify a practice.


Classes are via Zoom

7pm Monday

10.30 am Wednesday

and last sixty to seventy-five minutes.

Cost £5 per household per class.


Contact me at: Philip_skelton@yahoo.com