Teacher: Simon Blow, Cost: $15, 5 sessions $60
Qigong (pronounced chee goong) has its roots in traditional Chinese medicine and is founded on the belief that energy flows through your body along pathways called ‘meridians’. When that flow is blocked or obstructed, your health and well-being are affected.
A combination of slow movements, breathing exercises and meditation are used to improve the flow of energy through your body. The physical movements and mental focus of Qigong can produce a sense of calm and tranquility, and improve strength and flexibility. Qigong is almost always held in group classes. Wear comfortable clothes so that you can move freely.