17 Sep Lotus Qi Go(i)ng
Qigong is a highly effective exercise practice for self-care and healing. It developed over 2,000 years ago in ancient China.
The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi, pronounced “chee”, means the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe. Gong, pronounced gung, means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qigong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy. It is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.
Qigong is made up of physical postures (moving or stationary), breathing techniques, and focused intentions. The routines help your circulation, balance, and alignment. They can also help restore your energy, called chi or qi (pronounced “chee”). The first improvements everyone notices are better balance, posture, muscle control and sleep.
Qi Gong for Seniors
Do you have trouble getting in and out of chairs? Do you sometimes lose your balance? Are your joints or arthritis a source of pain? For older adults, these are natural issues. There is also a natural solution: Qi Gong
Add years to your life AND life to your years, with a wonderful routine designed to restore youthful vigor, energy, and overall well-being. Most movements can be done standing or seated.
Qi Gong is an excellent form of exercise for Seniors because of its gentle and soothing nature, anyone can do Qi Gong, regardless of age, ability, flexibility, or activity level! It is also significantly effective in improving balance, relieving pain, encouraging mobility and reducing stress.
In January of 2010, the American Geriatrics Society released new guidelines for the prevention of falls in older persons. For the first time, they singled out Qi Gong as a recommended exercise to improve balance and reduce falls.
Monika Marguerite Lux has been awarded a proclamation from Jim Rondeau, Minister of Healthy Living, Seniors & Consumer Affairs, for her unfailing work and tireless efforts to help seniors in rural Manitoba.