What is Qigong?

Qigong (pronounced chee gong). Qi is defined as AIR or ENERGY (a circulating life force). Gong is defined as WORK. It is a systematic application of energy for health, healing, and wellness. It exercises the internal and external body, harmonizing the spirit, body, and breath to achieve oneness.

There is a rich history with Qigong, but to keep it simple, Qigong was developed in China thousands of years ago for use in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Currently there are thousands of different variations of Qigong which exist.

What is Meditation?

Meditation is a skill that is not about changing who you are, its about you training yourself to become more aware, and insightful. Those thoughts and feelings that you wish at times you could turn off or sweep under the carpet? Meditation teaches you how to observe them without judgement and begin to understand them as well.

With consistent practice, you will become more mindful, more present in the here and now, and fully engaged in the moment. This is where the exciting changes begin to happen.

How does this help with trauma?     

We all experience emotional trauma in our lives at some point. Some of this trauma may be inherited while other trauma may be accrued:

  • Birth, childhood, adolescence.
  • Automobile accidents
  • Emotional upheaval as in a divorce, relocation, loss of job or income.
  • Natural disasters
  • Complications from a medical issue or a negative health diagnosis.
  • Birth of a child.
  • Physical or emotional assault.
  • Loss of a friend or family member.

Qigong Meditation, which is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, becomes essential to help us untie the deep-seated knot of our trauma and restore balance and harmony in our body’s systems.

The approach to effectively begin healing varies depending on trauma or wellness maintenance required, but none of the solutions are difficult for anyone to obtain and learn. Knowing the source of your emotional trauma or being able to diagnose the root if it is unclear and/or suppressed making self-identification difficult.

Once diagnosis has been identified, then the various disharmonies can be addressed using a combination of moving and still meditation and breath work.