Chinese Health Exercises, known as Qi Gong (pronounced ‘Chi Gong’), have been practiced by people from all aspects of Chinese society for well over two thousand years. Qi Gong of improving health is one of the three pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine, along with Acupuncture and Herbs. Qi Gong is a safe and gentle way to improve your physical and mental health wellbeing. It is suitable for all people of all ages and its practices can be adjusted to match an individuals’ own body limitations. The key difference between Qi Gong and most other forms of exercise is the intimate connection created between the practitioners mind and their body during practice. This connection, through the intermediary of our breath, improves the flow of Qi, our vital energy to all areas of the body.
When practiced regularly Qi Gong becomes a powerful method of supporting our own good health. It is used in China to combat such issues as pain, arthritis, fatigue and anxiety and can be found in hospitals along side conventional medicine as part of patients therapeutic treatment plans.
Marcus Watts has been practicing Chinese martial arts and Qi Gong for over 20 years and has trained with a variety of Qi Gong teachers. He is currently a student of Daoist Nei Gong with the Lotus Nei Gong school.
Marcus teaches private lessons and open classes. To see class times click here.