Qigong (chi-gung) is an ancient form of healing movement and meditation, practiced for thousands of years to improve health and increase longevity.
Qi (chi) is life force energy. It’s in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and we’re born with it.
Qigong is the cultivation of qi, the generation of energy, the exchange of qi with the universe. Gong translates as work, and implies work over time, with regular practice. This is meaningful because the energy exchange with the universe must be practiced regularly. It’s as important and essential to health as eating, drinking, going to the bathroom, and sleeping.
Sheng Zhen Gong (shung jen gung) is a particularly joyful form of qigong that makes this “work” feel less like work and more like play. It enhances physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being through gentle movements and meditations practiced while standing or seated in a chair. The movements are accompanied by meditations or contemplations that express the meaning, or the “flavor” of the movements. Sheng Zhen translates as “the highest truth,” which is unconditional love. Sheng Zhen Gong focuses on opening the heart and simply enjoying the movements and enjoying one’s life. It’s fun, easy, and suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
There are several forms within the Sheng Zhen system of Qigong.
I teach a class that’s primarily seated and focuses on Sheng Zhen Healing Qigong Parts I and II. I also offer a class that’s primarily standing and focuses on Heaven Nature Gong. Both classes may begin or end with the seated form Awakening the Soul, or the Union of Three Hearts meditation. Your first class is free or a sliding scale, depending on location. For class offerings, please click here.