May 26, 2018 - 9.30am to 10.30 am
1001 State Street
2nd Floor, follow the signs
Erie, PA 16501
$5 per person
(Most) Every Saturday, Lois from Quantum Balance Erie teaches Qi Gong starting at 9:30 am in the Renaissance Centre 2nd floor theatre. As always its a drop in class – no prior registration needed.
The art of Qigong consists primarily of the use of intention, meditation, relaxation, physical movement or posture, mind-body integration, and breathing exercises.
These classes are suitable for both the beginner and the advanced student.
QiGong is a practice which develops over time. The beginning student may be working strictly on general movement where an advanced student working on the same posture may be working on tweaking a specific muscle group or moving energy in a very specific way. No prior experience is necessary and no long-term commitments to classes need to be made.
The physical movement of Qigong is a form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times, often gently stretching the body, increasing fluid movement (blood, synovial and lymph) and building awareness of how the body moves through space. These gentle movements and deep breathing differentiate qigong from almost every other form of exercise in the West that often emphasizes prolonged cardiovascular movements (such as in running and biking) or that focus on muscular strength training (weight lifting).
Lois provides gentle guidance and awareness to continually pay attention to what is right for you. Class members have included ages up to 77 and all physical conditions including those recovering from surgery or cancer treatments. All postures and portions of the class can be easily modified for every fitness level including doing the class while seated in a chair.