Weekly Qi-Gong Practice Group
With Gina White
Certified Practice Group Leader, Jeanne "Gina" White, learned about the ancient art of Qigong in 2005 while living in Germany. She resumed taking Qigong classes locally and via online training after relocating to Citrus County. Gina has offered various Qigong classes in various Citrus County venues, and now says, "All are welcome to attend the Qigong Group Sessions at Friends of Citrus and the Nature Coast". Discover and feel the benefits of Qigong physically, emotionally, and spiritually! Every Thursday, 10:00 - 11:00 AM in the Sanctuary. Wear comfortable clothes.
WHAT IS QIGONG?
Qigong is a centuries-old system of coordinated body-posture and movement, breathing, and meditation, used for the purposes of health, spirituality, and martial-arts training. With roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts, qigong is traditionally viewed by the Chinese and throughout Asia as a practice to cultivate and balance qi (pronounced approximately as "chi"), translated as "life energy".
Qigong practice typically involves moving meditation, coordinating slow-flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and a calm meditative state of mind. People practice qigong throughout China and worldwide for recreation, exercise, relaxation, preventive medicine, self-healing, alternative medicine, meditation, self-cultivation, and training for martial arts.
Qigong can be described as a mind-body-spirit practice that improves one's mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, self-massage, sound, and focused intent. There are likely thousands of qigong styles, schools, traditions, forms, and lineages, each with practical applications and different theories about Qi (subtle breath or vital energy) and Gong (skill cultivated through steady practice).