Yoga & Qui Gong
Yoga is an ancient physical and spiritual discipline and branch of philosophy that originated in India reportedly more than 5,000 years ago. The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit word yuj, which means to yoke, join, or unite. The Iyengar school of yoga defines yuj as the “joining or integrating of all aspects of the individual—body with mind and mind with soul—to achieve a happy, balanced and useful life.” The ultimate aim of yoga, they claim, is to reach kaivalya (emancipation or ultimate freedom).
Hindu monks, brought yoga to the West in the late 19th century. In the 1980s, yoga became popular as a physical system of health exercises across the Western world. Many studies have tried to determine the effectiveness of yoga as a complementary intervention for cancer, schizophrenia, asthma and heart patients. In a national survey, long-term yoga practitioners in the United States reported muscular–skeletal and mental health improvements
Tai Chi Qigong is recognized as one of the five classical arts within the field of Chinese
Traditional Medicine. It is a system of Body / Mind Gymnastic coordinated with a rhythm of
natural breathing performed in slow, even, fluid movements, with a calm concentration of mind.
Designed to cultivate and facilitate the free-flow circulation of one’s “life force” (Chi)
throughout the body, Tai Chi Qigong naturally exercises all organs, muscles, joints,
tendons and ligaments, without stress, tension or strain.
With a cultural history of more than 5,000 years, Tai Chi Qigong is the synthesis of
meditation, movement and breath, a Mindfulness practice which establishes physical,
mental and spiritual equilibrium and well-being. !
PRIVATE YOGA/QUI GONG WORK
Available by appointment only- individual/couples