Chinese Health Exercises, known as Qigong (pronounced ‘Chi Gong’), have been practiced by people from all aspects of Chinese society for well over two thousand years. Health Qigong is one of the three pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine, along with Acupuncture and Herbs. Qigong 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 Qigong 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 Qigong 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 Qigong for over 15 years and is a qualified Instructor for the British Health Qigong Association. He has also trained Qigong in Hong Kong with Qigong, Wushu master and co-founder of the Nature Health Qigong Assocation, Dr Luk Wai Sum.
Marcus teaches private lessons and open classes. To see class times click here.