Qigong is a practice of aligning body, breath and mind for health, meditation and martial arts training. The origins come from Chinese medicine, philosophy and martial arts as Qigong is thought of as a practice to cultivate and balance Qi (Chi) meaning life energy. Like Yoga which also goes back 5000 years, Qi Gong is great for all round health, wellness, stress management and energy.
The word Qigong is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe. The second word, Gong, pronounced gung, means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qigong means cultivating energy, it is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.
Besides being taught in a personal training session, Qi Gong can be taught in a two person, small or large group setting. Qi Gong can also be combined with Yoga for a very powerful
Steve engaging in QiGong with Qi Gong Master Lee Holden.
"Thank you for coming by and leading our residents in Qigong every month at Windsor Gardens. They always look forward to it, respond very well, and are more energetic as well as relaxed from it. Whenever you are here we see the positive effects of your visit for a couple of days afterwards. They love your warm and upbeat personality as well. In addition, our residents also love the fact that you go around giving them chair massages as your always a bright spot to their day."
Sue Bunkin, Activities Director
Windsor Gardens Care and Rehabilitation Center, East Orange NJ
"Thank you for helping me to improve my life and health in many ways as you have been teaching me Qigong. For the last two years while you have been working with me, I have learned how to stay relaxed, improve my energy and flexibility as well as improve focus and concentration. In addition, I find that the Qigong training has helped improve my overall workouts in the gym. Thank you again as I am forever grateful."
"I would like to thank you for helping me to improve my overall health through Qi Gong training. I have loved learning various techniques such as the healing sounds and Microcosmic orbit. I have lost weight, blood pressure has lowered dramatically, and I am once again sleeping much better."
Cedar Grove NJ
"I am so happy my parents talked me into training with you. I have become stronger, more flexible and faster with you training me using the different fitness techniques. I love how you combine such things as body weight training, fitness circuits and Qigong. I see it has helped me to become a better hockey player."
"Thanks Steve for your expert training in Qigong and Yoga. They are so different and yet complement each other towards improving my health. I love how they both increase my flexibility and stress management in their own special way. Even my husband seems happier since I am not so grouchy and he actual has expressed interest in trying them as well."