What is the course about?
This day is especially designed for beginners and introduces you to the art of Chi Kung (also written as Qigong). Come along and discover the gentle art of movement, where the breath is used in harmony with body movements, thereby helping to create a smooth flow in movement. Chi Kung is a Chinese movement exercise, which has been around for thousands of years. Chi, meaning energy, life force, is also written as Qi or Ki, pronounced Chee. At this workshop you will learn some flowing, strengthening moves, which helps the body to relax. Routine practice helps to maintain overall health and vitality. Among the many benefits, Chi Kung helps in reducing stress, relaxes the mind and body and helps maintain focus and clarity.
What will we cover?
You will learn the basic stance, along with warm up exercises and some chi kung movements, with the aim of bringing ease of flow and balance to the movements.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Practise the basic chi kung stance, Wu Chi.
• Perform some warm up exercises
• Demonstrate some moves which can be used as a routine home practice
• Practise some static stances to help relax and still the mind
• Practise sitting meditation.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a beginners’ course. No specific skills are required.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The tutor will demonstrate all moves; the group will work along with the tutor.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
It is advisable to wear loose comfortable clothing and soft flat shoes.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can enrol in the course Chi Kung for alllLevels.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details