Chi Kung translates as vital energy work and is an ancient Chinese form that is still popular today. In many parks in China you will see groups gathering together to practice. It has much in common with Tai Chi and to the casual observer they appear very similar.
Chi Kung or QiQong combine breathing, movement and stillness into a powerful practice that will help to keep your body and mind in balance. The movements are simple to learn and suitable for all ages.
A Chi Kung practice can help;
Chi Kung is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is used in hospitals in China with great success. There is ongoing research in the west which is finding many health benefits, for instance in Switzerland your medical insurance will pay the cost of Chi Kung classes for you.
To find out more Wikipedia has a very article which can be found here
The Telegraph reports health benefits of Tai Chi.
I teach Chi Kung with an emphasis on connecting with yourself and nature. My chi kung is based on the five elements and classes focus on the season in hand and the work will help us bring ourselves more into alignment with the turning of the seasons. Where ever possible I teach outside and I run classes in Teddington and offer individual sessions in the local area.
Contact to enquire about classes or book a private session with me.
Thirty spokes share the hub of a wheel;
yet it is its center that makes it useful.
You can mould clay into a vessel;
yet, it is its emptiness that makes it useful.
Cut doors and windows from the walls of a house;
but the ultimate use of the house
will depend on that part where nothing exists.
Therefore, something is shaped into what is;
but its usefulness comes from what is not.
Tao Te Ching: Chapter 11
translated by Kari Hohne (2009)